Supervising Counselor in Chino, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/13/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position supervises the activities and staff associated with providing substance abuse counseling within a facility.  In addition, this position ensures that all services meet all contractual obligations. 

This position will work with the Men's Rehabilitative Programming Services and Long Term Offender Program on site at the California Institution for Men  "CIM" in Chino, CA

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the clinical supervision of staff and the clinical oversight and clinical care of all substance abuse services provided on site.
  • 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.
  • Recruits subordinate staff to include interviewing, hiring, assigning work, training, coaching, and counseling to ensure consistent application of employee guidelines, processes, and procedures. Conducts performance review and holds employees accountable for performance of their positions.
  • Maintains records of absences and vacation schedules for represented staff. Monitors and modifies electronic payroll attendance records for union employees. Observes and oversees adherence to all policies and procedures. Monitors violations and administers disciplinary action.
  • Provides support for substance abuse program activities including providing activity reports, reviewing the files of subordinates to ensure the accurate and timely documentation, and creating an environment which supports that mission of the program.
  • Oversees substance abuse counseling activities by facilitating and co-facilitating didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Reviews and selects new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Provides continual opportunities to increase the knowledge and skills of the Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Provides reports and presentations on substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Develops and updates clinical policies and procedures, treatment manuals and training curriculum, as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the CDCR and institution staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field and one (1) year experience providing substance abuse treatment and/or cognitive behavioral therapy services to the offender population at a responsibility no less than a journey level counselor; or
  • Associates Degree and three (3) years' experience of full-time experience providing substance abuse treatment and/or cognitive behavioral therapy to the offender population at a responsibility no less than a journey level counselor; and
  • At the time of hire, must be certified as an AOD Counselor with a certification recognized by DHCS;
  • Have working knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy programs; and
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of documented verifiable supervisory experience that includes supervision of Entry Level and Journey Level Counselors.
  • Proven experience in supervising a substance abuse program.
  • Preference given to experience within a 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