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

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Job Description

Facility: LONG BEACH

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are hiring and conducting phone interviews!


  • This position develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans for a caseload of residents who are mandated to complete substance abuse treatment plans. Accordingly, this position assesses and identifies issues for each resident, creates clear objectives and goals and tracks and documents progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external standards and policies.


  • This role will work on site at the MCRP (Male Community Reentry Program) in Long Beach
  • This is a full time position with benefits and PTO.  
  • Your schedule may include weekends or an afternoon shift, as per facility needs. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements the Company’s therapeutic community treatment model.
  • Prepares and submits all treatment and educational outlines, lectures, handouts and other relevant materials.
  • Maintains records and clinical charts as required by Company and client’s contractual requirements.
  • Provides education on substance abuse, assesses life skills and integrates results into resident client treatment plan.
  • Participates in all training and supervision activities.
  • Prepares schedules, reports, or other information required for the program.
  • Assesses client aftercare needs, issues and services.
  • Provides counseling to clients' family or significant others.
  • Coordinates individual clinical care of assigned client caseload.
  • Participates in treatment planning and conferences.
  • Observes and supervises client interactions.
  • Provides individual and group therapy and counseling. Meets with assigned clients as necessary.
  • Maintains and updates resident client records and documents program in charts.
  • Performs ASI Assessments or any other required assessment instruments/pre & post testing.
  • Assists staff in monitoring behavior of difficult clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Three years of full-time experience of counseling duties with a criminal justice population in a substance use disorder program.
  • AOD certification by DHCS (California Department of Health Care Services)/ accredited certifying organization is required.