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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Compton, CA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Compton, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/4/2021

Job Description

Facility: COMPTON - CDCR

Compensation Base: 

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 and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

This role works at the Day Reporting Center located at 322 W. Compton Blvd, in Compton, CA.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full time experience of counseling duties with a criminal justice population in a substance abuse program preferred
  • Certified AOD Counselor Certification by an agency approved and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) or the ability to become certified within six (6) months of hire.
  • Additionally, applicants who have completed the Offender Mentor Certification Program (OMCP) and having obtained AOD Certification may be considered for this position.
  • 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.
  • Effective communication skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) may be required as well as experience dealing with specific cultural group.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of client record management.
  • Basic computer skills.

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