SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR I in East Saint Louis, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

  • This position maintains an orderly environment within the assigned unit or area of the facility and performs standard operating procedures in accordance with Company and client policies and procedures. This position follows daily schedules and conducts him/herself in an exemplary manner at all times.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises all resident movement within the assigned unit/area.
  • Reports resident accidents or injuries to supervisor.
  • Provides orientation to new residents and discharges residents.
  • Performs scheduled resident headcounts and completes written count reports.
  • Conducts daily inspections and searches of resident sleeping quarters and body searches as necessary.
  • Monitors eye drug testing.
  • Reports all resident behavioral problem incidents in writing to supervisor and conducts appropriate crisis intervention.
  • Collects urine samples for random and routine substance abuse screenings of residents as required.
  • Transports residents by company vehicle to out-of-facility appointments.
  • Remains at assigned security check point and monitors security cameras to maintain safe and secure orderly environment for residents during the daily scheduled activities as assigned.
  • Enforces the facility rules of conduct with the residents.
  • Supervises resident visitation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year experience in substance abuse treatment preferred.  A bachelor’s degree in Education or Human Services may be substituted for experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, or related field(s) and/or a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Master’s preferred.
  • Knowledge of the field of addictions or mental health counseling preferred.
  • Required skills include: time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as requested by supervisor.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.