SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Casper, WY at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: CASPER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

This position 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 or group counseling sessions and programs.  Learns, uses and models principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with clients and other staff members.

Our Facility, The Casper Residential Reentry Center, provides transitional housing and counseling services in a therapeutic community environment.

Our  residents are mandated by the criminal justice system to successfully complete up to 12 months of substance abuse treatment.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates substance abuse programs using principles of the “What Works” system.  Schedules intakes, and group and individual sessions.  Discusses specific cases with case managers to determine if they are appropriate for substance abuse treatment.  May assist with the assignment of cases.
  • Facilitates psycho-educational and behavior modification groups using principles of the “What Works” system. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in Company database.
  • Conducts risk and need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant.  Meets regularly with participants and documents participants’ progress or regress in Company database.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with outside referral sources, such as in-patient substance abuse facilities or detox facilities.  Actively pursues and develops referrals from probation and evaluating agencies.
  • Provides re-entry follow up services at regular intervals, in coordination with other re-entry center programs staff, to ensure released residents are keeping appointments and determining whether additional services and support networks are needed.
  • Maintains accurate clinical documentation including intake summaries, group notes, discharge summaries, treatment plans and updates.  Updates therapeutic logs in a timely manner.  Enters pertinent information into Company database.
  • Identifies problem areas that may impact participants’ ability to successfully complete treatment.   Guides participants to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success completion of treatment.
  • May advise Customer of participants’ progress regularly or at completion of treatment.
  • Ensures that participants’ records are accurately completed in a timely manner.
  • May maintain a specific substance abuse treatment case file for every program participant.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Participates in related training for substance abuse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimal Requirements

Must have a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Human Services, Addiction Studies or a related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.

Licensed, provisionally licensed, or have completed the Bachelor’s level course requirements to become a licensed counselor in the state of Wyoming (LPC, LAT, LCSW, PAT, CAP, CSW) within 6 months of hire according to the rules and standards of the Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board of Wyoming.

Have a license or provisional license based upon credentials and experience gained in another State that is transferable according to the rules and standards of the Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board of Wyoming.

Possess and demonstrate excellent documentation and communication skills

Possess and demonstrate basic computer skills and operate associated software applications