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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CAADAC) in Thornton, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: 930

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position has been posted with the anticipation of an award for a new Opiate Treatment Program located at George W. Hill Correctional Facility, Glen Mills, PA.  If awarded, the program is scheduled to start in early 2019. GEO encourages applicants to apply. 


This position provides clinical social work for individuals suffering from mental illness or developmental disabilities who have been found incompetent to stand trial.  The position will involve completing documentation and progress notes while functioning within an interdisciplinary team.  Other responsibilities may involve coordinating the release of a resident by identifying and making referrals to treatment providers within the community.  In addition, the position may involve assisting others with coordinating transfers to the program from the county jail and possible transfers back to the county jail.  Staff within the setting are required to observe residents for possible security breaches and report any potential breaches to security staff on site. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments and summarizes case information for use in diagnosis, treatment (level of care), and dispositional release.
  • Diagnose and collaborates in the formulation of a diagnosis of individuals.
  • Develops, monitors, and modifies treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Identifies and recommends appropriate services based on assessment and, where applicable, civil or penal code commitment.
  • Provides individua1 and group therapy as delineated in the treatment plan.
  • Provides suicide and crisis risk assessments while providing appropriate clinical interventions.
  • Participate in risk assessment, evaluation, and recommendation for alternate level of care placement, for release to the community, or other case disposition (with consideration for the risk the individual presents to the community).
  • Coordinates discharge planning activities and acts as resource on accessing appropriate community support and services to be utilized upon release.
  • Responds to requests from individuals, family members, courts, and community agencies.
  • Consults with colleagues and other staff on behavior management treatment issues.
  • Prepare verbal and written social work reports and provide court testimony, as required by law and policy, which can be used in all legal jurisdictions.
  • Participates in professional meetings, committees, training, and conferences as required.
  • Participate in research and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree program from an accredited school of social work. Valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the state in which the work is performed. Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) is required.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature of social work with particular reference to clinical social work; psychological or social aspects of mental and developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Experienced in working in a Opiate Treatment Program