MFCRF CONTINUING CARE COUNSELOR in McFarland, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: McFarland Community Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position provides participants with the tools and knowledge to prepare for reentry into the community. It provides individual and group counseling in self-esteem, problem solving, relationships, and other related issue; assists participants in securing direct communication with substance abuse, educational, employment and other community social resources that can assist in successful reintegration into society.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides information on services provided at Day Reporting Centers, Parolee Service Centers, outpatient and residential treatment programs, and any additional transitional services developed by state or other counties.
  • Assists participants in completing the appropriate forms regarding the transitional care phase of the program services.
  • Works in cooperation with the other contract staff, parole staff, continuing care service providers, county probation, and the participant for the development of the Community Service Plan and Discharge Plan;
  • Provides general classroom guidance in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, and general life/skills knowledge.
  • Communicates with participants regarding the reality of their pre-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.
  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance participants participation in pre-release/life skills programs and activities.
  • May maintain class rosters, attendance records, and provides certificates for pre-release life skills program.
  • May report participants for failing to attend assigned classes as an offense.
  • Assesses participant’s needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.
  • May participate in formulation and development of release plan.
  • May secure supplementary information, such as employment, medical records or school records.
  • Aids participants in planning and developing an individual post-release plan and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree as a certified counselor providing transitional services or an Associate’s degree and two (2) years of experience providing substance abuse treatment services to the offender population.
  • Relevant teaching or counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • Appropriate valid teaching certification if required by the client agency.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • 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.