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

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHERN PEAKS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 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.