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COUNSELOR I, CADC in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/13/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is seeking a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor to join our team treating adolescents within our residential substance abuse treatment program.

At Woodridge Interventions, we're committed to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around.

If you work effectively with patients in crisis, possess an excellent work ethic, feel passionate about patient care, and have the ability to work collaboratively with others, you would be a great fit for our team.

Do you want to make the difference in the lives of young adults! We need you on our team!


Residential Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Providing group therapy to patients in a safe and therapeutic milieu
  • Facilitating skills and process therapy groups with a substance use focus
  • Providing information to clients’ community-based substance use supports and other treatment programs in the area (as needed)
  • Assessing patients on daily basis for safety, ADLs, and mental status
  • Developing effective therapeutic group relationships that promote positive change in patients
  • Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as other evidenced-based therapies
  • Communicate with patients’ family members or support system, multiple times per week and as needed
  • Conducting assessments of patient's substance use and providing clinical recommendations based on this assessment
  • Engaging in crisis management, as needed
  • Providing individual therapy and safety checks with safety plan as needed
  • Creating and implementing new group curriculum, based on current milieu needs and presentation
  • Communicating and collaborating with interdisciplinary team members on a daily basis to track patient progress and refine treatment goals
  • Charting in our electronic medical records system


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field preferred (High school diploma or equivalency required)
  • Minimum 6 months of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling required
  • Current IL certification as a substance abuse counselor (CADC) or higher licensure (LPC, LSW) 
  • Related work experience with a program specific population (adolescent/adult) in a residential treatment setting required
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.