OUTPATIENT ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR in Woodridge, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

$3,000 Sign On Bonus - Ask for Details*

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 bachelors or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, criminal or 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.

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Woodridge Interventions

2221 64th St

Woodridge, IL 60517

 

Summary:

  • Provides chemical dependency counseling services to outpatient clients and their families/collaterals through assessment and design, implementation, and revision of treatment plan.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication to communicate ideas, direction, and treatment-to-treatment team and patients.
  • Creates a positive and productive work environment for staff through organization, assessment, and feedback.
  • Obtains information from patients and others and uses appropriate tools to make assessment; prepares summary and makes recommendations regarding treatment; communicates patient information to treatment team; maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health; uses ASAM patient placement criteria for appropriate placement and continuing care.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant others and uses communication skills to engage them in treatment; identifies obstacles to counseling and minimizes their impact.
  • Plans, structures, and organizes different types of group therapy sessions.
  • Conducts individual, group, and family counseling sessions.

*This sign-on bonus is only offered to a new employee as an incentive to join our company. Current, former, part-time, or temporary employees are not eligible for this bonus.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum education
    • High school diploma or GED and 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.
  • Minimum experience required:
  • No Degree: Five years paid work experience in substance abuse correctional, or other human service counseling position.

OR

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

OR

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