SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Anchorage, AK at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.

This role will work onsite at the Cordova Residential Reentry Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 


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

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Health related field (Sociology, Psychology, Addiction, Counseling, Human Services, Social Work); OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDC-I) through the Alaska Commission on Behavioral Health Certification requirements.
  • Preference given to experience within a residential reentry or correctional setting.
  • 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.