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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR USPO in Ukiah, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ukiah, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 - 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    2/13/2019

Job Description

Facility: RS MENDOCINO COUNTY,CA

Compensation Base: $18.81 Per Hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

  • Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Conducts or assists in conducting individual or group counseling sessions and programs.

Expected schedule for this position is Monday & Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides relevant substance abuse information for class curriculum.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • 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 psychosocial history on incoming residents as required.
  • Participates in related training for substance abuse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and CADC (Drug and Alcohol) Certification required or a Bachelor's degree with a willingness to obtain licensure after hire. 
  • Master's degree in Substance Abuse Treatment or Addictions related field preferred.
  • Three to five years working with participants or similar population. Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • 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.