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YOUTH BEHAVIORAL COUNSELOR I in Cañon City, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Job Description

Facility: SOUTHERN PEAKS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

 

Summary:  

This is a direct service position providing a full range of services directed toward the therapeutic care and rehabilitation of adolescents.  Incumbent participates in the planning, organization and delivery of cross-disciplinary services, (i.e., case work, counseling, specialized treatment, etc.) according to individual skills and abilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs IOP’s, case management, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling.
  • Works and counsels with individual residents to effect and monitor treatment and progress.
  • Utilizes group-counseling techniques to effectively monitor and enhance treatment progress.
  • Contacts residents to evaluate needs and specific requirements.
  • Works with colleagues and agency staff to develop specific effective Treatment Plans.
  • Works with external agency staff (probation officers, case workers) to understand case history and identify specific treatment needs.
  • Coordinates the implementation of treatment related activities.
  • Ensures compliance with clinical programming.
  • Maintains and completes required documentation prior to the end of the shift. To include: Communication Log, Incident Reports, Progress Notes, and treatment related documentation.
  • Prepares reports as required by Abraxas and external sources. To include: Progress Reports, Court Reports, Discharge Summaries, etc.
  • Maintains necessary documentation as it relates to individual and group counseling.
  • Provides for the physical care and safety of the residents.
  • Monitors resident movement.
  • Screens residents returning to the facility.
  • Reports significant changes in the behavior, attitude, and physical condition of residents to appropriate supervisory staff.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
  • Supports and promotes the Sanctuary Model and it’s commitments.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements: 

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and one (1) year experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in related field.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
      • Criminal clearances (State and FBI).
      • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
      • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
      • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.