SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Reading, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: ADAPPT OUTPATIENT

Compensation Base: $18.10

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



 Summary

  • 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 is a full time position with benefits, PTO and paid holidays.

Our schedule is days, with one "afternoon" shift.  

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates of group therapy and utilizes appropriate treatment modalities in group sessions;
  • Implement and assess individual treatment plans for residents;
  • Prepares and presents lectures as assigned;
  • Responsible for maintaining resident files and preparing necessary paperwork and documentation as required by the Department of Health, Department of Corrections, Corporation;
  • Reports all resident behavioral problem incidents in writing to supervisor and conducts appropriate crisis intervention;
  • Attend staff meetings and clinical supervision as scheduled;
  • When assigned, transports residents by company vehicle to out-of-facility appointments;
  • Provides input to the Clinical Supervisor as to the current and future therapeutic/resident needs and issues;
  • Responsible for maintaining or receiving the minimum credentials required by the Department of Health;
  • Responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of the individual training plan and completing the training requirements of the staff development plan;
  • Functions and serves as a team member with treatment staff, clinical supervisor and support staff;
  • Enforces the facility rules of conduct with the residents;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, or related field and 1 year clinical experience in a health or human service agency, or 
  • An Associate Degree form an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, or related field and 2 years clinical experience in health or human service agency. 
  • Knowledge of the field of addictions or mental health counseling preferred.
  • Required skills include:  time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as requested by supervisor.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

                                    Equal Opportunity Employer