COUNSELOR, Substance Abuse in Woodridge, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodridge Interventions is hiring Counselors
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.