Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant in Marienville, Pennsylvania, US at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary:  

  • The Drug and Alcohol Counselor Assistant, under close supervision and/or direct observation of a treatment supervisor, provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/use problems.  The drug & alcohol counselor assistant is a fulltime, entry level position.  Once the counselor assistant completes the required amount of supervision and clinical experience, he/she will be promoted to a full-time drug & alcohol counselor position.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least 10 hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates family sessions and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes related documentation.
  • Oversees work therapy activities and completes related documentation.
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Attends court hearings.
  • 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, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
  • 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:
  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse; OR
  • Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field; OR
  • Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field.
    • 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.
    • Ability to work overtime as required. 
    • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours. 
    • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.