SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

The GEO Group, Inc.

Job Overview

Job Description

Facility: RS CDCR SITE 2 SAN JOAQUIN

Compensation Base

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

    • This position 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 or group counseling sessions and programs. Learns, uses and models principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with clients and other staff members.

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

  • Coordinates substance abuse program at an office or group of offices using principles of the “What Works” system. Schedules intakes, and group and individual sessions. Discusses specific cases with case managers to determine if they are appropriate for substance abuse treatment. May assist with the assignment of cases.
  • Conduct initial interviews of parolee assigned to the Substance Use Disorder Program
  • Conduct individual and group substance abuse counseling sessions
  • Notify the Supervisor and DRP Program Analyst of any issues involving program or parolee services;
  • Make decisions regarding caseload matters
  • Conduct and participate in case conferences for each parolee assigned to the caseload
  • Facilitates psycho-educational/behavior modification groups using principles of the “What Works” system. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in Company database.
  • Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participants’. Meets regularly with participants’ and documents participants’ progress or regress in Company database.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with outside referral sources, such as in-patient substance abuse facilities or detox facilities. Actively pursues and develops referrals from probation and evaluating agencies.
  • Identifies problem areas that may impact participants’ ability to successfully complete treatment. Guides participants’ to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success completion of treatment.
  • May advise Customer of participants’ progress regularly or at completion of treatment.
  • Collects participants’ fees for program participation. Tracks fee collection for office or group of offices.
  • Ensures that participants’ records are accurately completed in a timely manner.
  • May maintain a specific substance abuse treatment case file for every program participant.
  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Participates in related training for substance abuse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Seniority Level

Associate

Industry

  • Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

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