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

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position implements Therapeutic Community Treatment models for residents at an assigned facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and submits of all treatment and educational outlines, lectures, handouts and other relevant materials as requested.
  • Maintains records and daily clinical charting as required internally or by the client.
  • Implements substance abuse and life skills assessments and integrates results into resident client treatment plans.
  • Participates in all training and supervision activities as provided for internally or by the client.
  • Prepares schedules, reports or other information required for the program and requested by the management or the client.
  • In conjunction with TASC and / or part as part of re-entry process, assesses client aftercare needs, issues and services.
  • Provide counseling to residents’ family or significant others as requested by the management or correctional staff.
  • Coordinates individual clinical care of assigned resdient caseload.
  • Participate in treatment planning and conferences.
  • Observes and supervises resident interactions.
  • Provides individual and group therapy or counseling.  Meets with assigned residents as necessary.
  • Maintains and updates residents’ records and documents program in charts.
  • Performs ASI assessments and any other required assessment instruments.
  • Assist client’s staff in monitoring offender behavior and developing intervention plans regarding difficult offenders. 
  • CADC or reciprocal credential Required.
  • Works as a team member with entire treatment staff and ancillary personnel to promote consistent and coordinated efforts. 
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor or designee.
  • Works as a team member with entire treatment staff and ancillary personnel to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor II will be a certified CADC with relevant educational / training requirements, preferably a Master’s Degree. 
  • Experience or expertise with juvenile and / or female offender populations preferred. 
  • Additional professional skills must include verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work effectively with staff, correctional personnel and resident clients. 
  • AccuCare software experience preferred.  He / She must have the ability to adapt skills and knowledge to a correctional setting and support implementation of a treatment program within a correctional environment including holding offenders responsible for their behavior and progress made in treatment

Equal Opportunity Employer