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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Bakersfield, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description


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Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 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.

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.
  • 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 participants as required.
  • Participates in related training for substance abuse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional experience in chemical addictions counseling; or
  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling.  
  • State licensure or State Certification as REQUIRED by the State's Health & Human Services Agency; (MUST BE STATE CERTIFIED)
  • Completion of Continuing Education Units as required for State certification or licensure.
  • 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.