SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR I in Jacksonville, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: JACKSONVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary
This is an entry-level position that learns to implements Substance Abuse education and provides case management of the program’s resident to assist them in achieving their established plan goals.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management of residents to coordinate their services and resources.
  • Learns the process of preparing and submitting all treatment and educational outlines, lectures, handouts and other relevant materials.
  • Maintains records and daily clinical charting as required internally or by the client.
  • Learns the methods of implementing substance abuse and life skills assessments and the way of integrating the results into resident client treatment plans.
  • Participates in all training and supervision activities as provided for internally or by the client.
  • Assists in preparing schedules, reports or other information required for the program and requested by the management or the client.
  • In conjunction with Treatment Alternative for Safer Communities (TASC) or as part of re-entry process, learns to assess the resident’s aftercare needs, issues, and services.
  • Learns to provide counseling to residents, family or significant others as requested by the management or correctional staff.
  • Coordinates individual clinical care of assigned resident caseload.
  • Participates in treatment planning and conferences.
  • Observes and supervises resident interactions.
  • Assists in providing individual and group therapy or counseling. meets with assigned residents as necessary.
  • Maintains and updates residents’ records and documents program in charts.
  • Performs Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessments and any other required assessment instruments.
  • Assists client’s staff in monitoring offender behavior and developing intervention plans regarding difficult offenders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree in a social or human services field preferred.
  • Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling within two (2) years of employment.
  • Experience providing human service functions preferred.