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

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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    Woodridge, IL
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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intake Counselor job opening at Woodridge Interventions  - hiring now for an experienced clinician to join our team as an Intake Specialist / Clinical Placement Assessor / Admissions Therapist for our substance abuse treatment programs.

Work Schedule is Monday - Friday

Day Shift

                                    Woodridge Interventions

                                        2221 64th Street

                                      Woodridge, Il 60517



Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.


Responsible for maintaining appropriate census through the scheduling, assessment and intake of adult male clients, under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates all admissions, to include; scheduling transportation, writing intake summaries, and taking care of any customer service needs.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure that all admission and intake processes are completed.
  • Ensures all required documentation is requested and obtained as required and maintains tracking system for all documentation.
  • Maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health.
  • Recognizes symptoms of the dually diagnosed patient.
  • Communicates referral information to the treatment team.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with residents, significant others and providers; uses communication skills to engage them in the treatment process.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, resident, and providers and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries, as identified in the Code of Ethics
  • Tracks, Documents and edits reports that are sent to the customer.

  • Responsible for developing and tracking all Correspondence sent to our Customers.
  • Interacts with other agencies, professionals, and referral sources and presents a positive image of the facility and the organization.
  • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication; uses clinically appropriate forms and records, accurately and timely documenting resident assessment planning and progress.
  • Identifies opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools and techniques to address potential quality issues within the facility, and participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Identifies tasks to be completed in order of highest to lowest priority and behaviors that will not interfere with the ability to complete assignments.
  • Promotes teamwork through collective effort and works cooperatively with team members.
  • Maintains appropriate credentials and pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities.
  • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
  • Attends mandatory in-services.
  • Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident.
  • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
  • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum education
    • High school diploma or GED and thirty (30) credit hours of college education or accredited training program in substance abuse counseling and/or other human services area.
    • Higher education given preference
  • Required certification or license:
  • IAODAPCA certification CADC (CRADC/MISA I preferred), LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC.
  • Experience working with adult male substance use population is preferred. 
  • Minimum experience required:
  • No Degree: Five years paid work experience in substance abuse correctional, or other human service counseling position.


  • Associate Degree: Four years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human service counseling position.


  • Bachelors Degree: Three years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human services counseling position.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.