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INTAKE COUNSELOR in Chicago, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/17/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intake Counselor job opening at Southwood Interventions on the South Side of Chicago, IL - hiring now for an experienced clinician to join our incredible team as an Intake Specialist / Intake Coordinator / Admissions Therapist for our substance abuse treatment programs.

Work Schedule is Monday - Friday

Southwood Interventions

5701 S. Wood St.

Chicago IL 60636




The Intake Specialist is responsible for screening applicants for services and making appropriate determinations regarding what internal resources the client should be linked with from the point of intake to promote optimal functionality. Complete assessments and intake paperwork to support linkage to available services. The Intake Specialist will provide client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse/addiction disorders.



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • Bachelor ‘s degree in addictions, social work, psychology, or human services related discipline; CADC, LSW, LCSW, LPC, OR LCPC preferred. Experience working with the population of the hiring unit is preferred.
    • 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.