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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Morganton, NC at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

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

Job Description

Facility: MORGANTON, NC

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position provides participants with the tools and knowledge to prepare for successful community reentry through the delivery of cognitive behavioral curriculum such as Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Living in Balance (LIB), and other selected curriculum. In addition, provides group facilitation in areas including cognitive self- change, social skills, problem solving, relationships, and other related issues.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates delivery of cognitive behavioral curriculum in a group setting focusing on the areas of motivation for change, social adjustment, personal management, social skills development, cognitive restructuring, and development of problem-solving skills.
  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance a participant’s participation in pre-release programs and activities.
  • Maintains class rosters, attendance records, documentation of progress, and provides completion certificates for LIB, MRT and other curriculum as required.
  • Supports the assessment of participant needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.
  • Aids participants in planning and developing post-release plans and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.
  • Participates in orientation of participants regarding all behavioral treatment programs including, but not limited to, LIB and MRT.
  • Facilitates and/or co-facilitates, group counseling from a structured manual.
  • Participates in weekly incentive events earned by the participants.
  • Assists in the coordination of participant program schedules to ensure the criminogenic needs of the participants are met.
  • Be a resource for other staff regarding current substance abuse issues and trends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences and two (2) years of professional experience in chemical additions counseling; or
  • An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional experience in chemical addition counseling; or
  • A High School diploma/GED and six (6) years of professional experience in chemical addictions counseling.
  • Certification (CSAC) or license is required. LCAS or LCAS - A is preferred. Can be registered for CSAC, however must be able to obtain full certification within one year of start date.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • 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.