SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Florence, AZ at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Florence, AZ
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Compensation Base: 18.85

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Responsibilities

With your background in nonprofit, social services and/or human services as our Substance Abuse Counselor, you will be counseling inmates, individually and in group sessions and assisting in overcoming substance dependencies, adjusting to life and making changes. You will be completing and maintaining accurate records and reports regarding the inmates' histories and progress, services provided and other required information, as well as
developing individualized client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.

Additional responsibilities of the Counselor with a background in nonprofit, social services or human resources include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans
  • Interviewing inmates, reviewing records and conferring with other facility professionals to evaluate the inmates and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in specific programs
  • Providing inmates or family members with information about addiction issues and about available services and programs; making appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Modifying treatment plans to comply with changes in client status
  • Participating in orientation of inmates regarding the chemical dependency treatment programs and the Substance Abuse Education Program
  • Providing relevant substance abuse information in a classroom-like environment
  • Facilitating and co-facilitating educational presentations and group counseling on substance related matters
  • Selecting and recommending instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program
  • Maintaining knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse
  • Maintaining professional relationships with other substance abuse professionals, programs and associations
  • Participating in related training for substance abuse
  • Performing other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Job Requirements

As our Substance Abuse Counselor you should have a nonprofit, social services or Human Services background. It is also important that you have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, or human services. LSAT, LASAC, LISAC with Arizona Behavioral Health Board required.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
  • 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
  • Experience in individualized counseling, preferred
  • While we are not a Nonprofit, past Nonprofit experience is a plus