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Substance Abuse Counselor - Case Manager in Campbell, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 12/14/2018

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

The STOP Substance Abuse Counselor /  Case Manager is the direct provider of casework services to the Participants, including placement assessment, case planning, case management and interfacing with DAPO. The Substance Abuse Counselor / Case Manager to Participant caseload ratio shall not exceed 1 to 50, unless prior written approval is obtained from DRP.

This role will work out of our Campbell location and may require local travel in the community. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides interactive services to the STOP participants.
  • Conducts placement assessments with participants.
  • Develops Case Management Plans (CMP) with participants.
  • Develops and monitors the participant’s progress relative to their Case Management Plan through all phases of the program.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to outside agencies as necessary.
  • Maintains progress notes in participant files.
  • Keeps the AOR apprised of participant’s progress.
  • Develops discharge and aftercare plans.
  • Documents participant case files and uploads required information according to GEO and CDCR standards.
  • Conducts monthly CMP reviews and updates in collaboration with participants.
  • Ensures implementation of the specific program treatment/intervention modality under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Manages and coordinates individual participant services through appropriate referrals and CBP program assignment.
  • Collaborates with participant to identify a network that will support the participant’s reintegration into the community.
  • Assists, as directed, the Compliance Administrator and Clinical Supervisor in conducting and following up on community-based provider audits.
  • Participates in all training provided for STOP staff; prepare schedules, reports, or other information required for the program and requested by the STOP Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Compliance Administrator and/or CDCR personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum Requirements
  • High school diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with criminal justice populations.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Possession of an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is highly preferred.
  • Understanding of a variety of models including cognitive behavioral therapy, theories of addiction and dynamics related to substance use and other criminogenic risk factors.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
  •  Knowledge and the ability to comply with program documentation requirements, applicable ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Ability to conduct assessments and/or evaluations, which serve as the basis for CBP placement.
  • Ability to provide services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the participant.
  • Ability to tailor program services to the Participant's stage of dependence, change, or recovery.
  • Ability to appropriately use strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models with participants with substance use and other criminogenic risk factors
  • |Ability to establish rapport with participants including management of crisis situation and determination of need for additional professional assistance.
  • Ability to facilitate the participant's engagement in the treatment and recovery process.
  • Possession of the case management skills necessary to implement the case plan, consult as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and assess ongoing treatment planning efficacy.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


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