Transition Continuing Care Counselor in Chino, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/13/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Summary

Provides inmates and detainees with the tools and knowledge to prepare for reentry into the community.  Provides individual and group counseling in self-esteem, problem solving, relationships, and other related issues.  Assists the inmate and detainee to secure direct communication with substance abuse, educational, employment and/or other free world community social resources that can assist in successful reintegration into society.

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

  • Provide information on services provided at Day Reporting Centers, Parolee Service Centers, outpatient and residential treatment programs, and any additional transitional services developed by CDCR or the Counties;
  • Assist participants in completing the appropriate forms regarding the transitional care phase of the program services.
  • Work in cooperation with the other contract staff, CDCR parole staff, the continuing care service providers, county probation, and the participant for the development of the Community Service Plan and Discharge Plan;
  • Provides general classroom guidance in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, and general life/skills knowledge.
  • Communicates with participants regarding the reality of their pre-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.
  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance participants participation in pre-release/life skills programs and activities.
  • May maintain class rosters, attendance records, and provides certificates for pre-release life skills program.
  • May report participants for failing to attend assigned classes as an offense.
  • Assesses participant's needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.
  • May participate in formulation and development of release plan.
  • May secure supplementary information, such as employment, medical records or school records.
  • Aids participants in planning and developing an individual post-release plan and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Associates Degree and two (2) years of experience providing substance abuse treatment services to the offender population, or
  • Four (4) years of experience as a certified counselor providing transitional services.
  • Relevant teaching and/or counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • Appropriate valid teaching certification if required by the client agency.