SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR COC-Golden State in McFarland, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position assists in developing, organizing, and conducting evidence-based, substance abuse treatment programming within the mission of GEO’s Continuum of Care. Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in orientation of inmates regarding the chemical dependency programs.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates group and individual counseling sessions from a structured manual.
  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Completes required testing, assessment, and psycho-social history on incoming inmates as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor based on the requirements of the state in which the position works in.
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
  • 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.