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COUNSELOR, PROGRAM in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

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Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position develops and implements comprehensive evidence based programs for residents. It assesses and identifies issues for each resident and creates clear objectives and goals for them. It also tracks and documents resident progress while working to meet all required internal and external contract standards and policies.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides group programming for a caseload of resident groups.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains attendance on each assigned resident and a timely and thorough assessment of progress.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques as emergency situations arise.
  • Utilizes conflict resolution strategies in resolving situations.
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of clients’ history within all recommended programming to include thorough documentation.
  • Prepares staffing information.
  • Make entries into confidential resident files to provide the structure for case analysis and program planning and to provide documentation of program participation. Ensure files are secure to protect resident confidentiality.
  • Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and solve problems and function as a unified team.
  • Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, and outside agencies so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Monitors client compliance with alcohol and drug counseling when required.
  • Reports all program violations to the appropriate agency or official via the established reporting parameters.
  • Conducts orientation meetings with new clients to explain program rules and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Complies with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and responds positively to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Adheres to attendance policy; work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
  • Complies with safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • One year experience as a Monitor or two years of work experience in a related field.
  • Familiar with community corrections systems and current community corrections practices is desired.
  • Familiar with community work force needs, public and private agencies and employment services is desired.
  • Ability to write clear concise reports in English using correct grammar.
  • Must be able to react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.