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

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: SW Illinois Correctional Center - In-Prison

Compensation Base: $26,681.60-$33.508.80

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): N/A


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is responsible for assuring that all internal policies and guidelines and external contract requirements and DASA licensing obligations are fulfilled.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trains and develops staff on the mission, policies, objectives (short and long term); conducts therapeutic community program training.
  • Assists with the establishment of management strategic plans, policies, procedures, programmatic direction and standards.
  • Monitors program staff and related program activities.
  • Develops and maintains correctional contract professional relationships and attends any meetings or functions as required by the facility management.
  • Conducts and documents clinical team meetings and staff meetings; schedules employees as per compliance and therapeutic community program training.
  • Completes reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually as required.
  • Monitors programming and services to ensure that program and DASA licensing standards are in compliance.
  • Disseminates internal policies and procedures.
  • Monitors tracking and outcome questionnaire data to improve delivery of services and to establish overall effectiveness of program.
  • Works as a team member with entire treatment and ancillary staff to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Reviews clinical files and perform individual record audits for licensing compliance and required documentation to ensure delivery of services.
  • Maintains client caseload and provide individual and group counseling as per the Correctional Recovery Program elements as well as perform ASI Assessments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Certification in Chemical and Alcohol Dependency.  Master’s degree and two (2) years of experience in a forensic therapeutic community or residential program as an administrator or supervisor.  (Five years relevant experience may be substituted for Master’s degree if the candidate possesses management experience.)
  • Experience or expertise with offender populations is preferred.