COUNSELOR, Substance Abuse in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

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    Woodridge, IL
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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.


Woodridge Interventions is hiring Counselors

We provide a quality services in safe, culturally competent, and gender appropriate environments. And we utilize evidence-based practices to foster personal growth and build the life skills and competencies necessary for individuals to become responsible and productive members of society.


Woodridge Interventions

2221 64th Street

Woodridge, Il 60517 

Our Residential Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Preparing and facilitating group counseling sessions, educational programs, and lectures to assist clients in meeting therapeutic goals

  • Conducting individual counseling to provide crises intervention, support & guidance, and address client behaviors and personal problems

  • Documenting clients’ progress and responses to treatment

  • Maintaining client records; ensuring records are complete, accurate, and up to date

  • Monitoring clients in medication self-administration

  • Ensuring client safety and well-being

  • Monitoring client behavior during social, recreational, or daily activities

  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor'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

  • Related work experience with a program specific population (adolescent/adult) in a residential treatment setting preferred


Job Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be at least 21 years of age or older. 

  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.