COUNSELOR II, SUBSTANCE ABUSE in Woodridge, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Welcome to Woodridge Interventions 



Senior Counselor for Adult Residential Program

Woodridge Interventions provides a variety of substance abuse and related treatment options for adolescent and adult males with differences in setting, type and range of services.

 

 

Woodridge Interventions

2221 64th St.

Woodridge, IL 60517

 

Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor, provides unit leadership and may provide direction to staff. Assists supervisor with the coordination of treatment team in providing chemical dependency counseling services to adult male patients and their families/collaterals through assessment and design, implementation, and revision of treatment plan.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication to communicate ideas, direction, and treatment-to-treatment team and patients.
  • Creates a positive and productive work environment for staff through organization, assessment, and feedback.
  • Identifies opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools and techniques to address potential quality issues within the facility, and participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Obtains information from patients and others and uses appropriate tools to make assessment; prepares summary and makes recommendations regarding treatment; communicates patient information to treatment team; maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health; uses ASAM patient placement criteria for appropriate placement and continuing care.
  • Develops service and continuing care plans; prioritizes problems and plans appropriate methods of addressing problems; incorporates appropriate use of community-based support groups.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant others and uses communication skills to engage them in treatment; identifies obstacles to counseling and minimizes their impact.
  • Plans, structures, and organizes different types of group therapy sessions.
  • Conducts individual, group, and family counseling sessions.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum education
    • High school diploma or GED and 30 credit hours of college education or accredited training program in substance abuse counseling and/or other human services area.
    • Higher education given preference
  • Required certification or license:
  • IAODAPCA certification CADC (CRADC/MISA I preferred), LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC.
  • Minimum experience required:
  • No Degree: Five years paid work experience in substance abuse correctional, or other human service counseling position.

OR

  • Associate Degree: Four years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human service counseling position.

OR

  • Bachelors Degree: Three years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human services counseling position.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.