SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Coalinga, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Coalinga, CA
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Entry level
  • Date Posted:
    2/12/2018

Job Description

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 counselor will work on site with the Substance Use Disorder Program located within the correctional institution - Pleasant Valley State Prison.

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 GED required.
  • Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor certification recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), preferred; or ability to become certified within 18 months of service.
  • 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.