COUNSELOR I in Reading, Pa at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is located in Morgantown, Pa.

This is for the Clinical Team


The Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and implements case management activities.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans including SELF Service Plans, MAYSI, Court Reports, RPP and other reports as assigned.
  • Provides weekly individual counseling and related documentation.
  • Participates in, coordinates and communicates pertinent client information, RPP Meetings, and Sanctuary Meetings for their caseload.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians.
  • Maintains client files in accordance with contractual and licensing requirements.
  • Participates in team meetings.
  • Ensures clients are prepared for transport to court.
  • Ensures accurate billing and statistical reporting for clients on caseload.
  • Ensures communication of pertinent information to outside agencies to assist in providing basic needs for clients such as IEP’s, prior drug abuse or mental health history.
  • Completes client satisfaction index at time of discharge.
  • Completes referrals and intake processes.
  • Assists with client behaviors and unit operations as needed.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university.
    • May require the ability to speak fluent Spanish.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.