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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

GEO Care

This is a Full-time position in Bellefonte, PA posted April 6, 2021.

Facility: SCI ROCKVIEW

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This role will work onsite at GEO’s counseling program at SCI (secure correctional institute) Rockview in Bellafonte, PA

  • This position develops and implements comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment plans for a case load of program participants.  It assesses and identifies issues residents and creates clear objectives and goals for them. It then tracks and documents progress activities in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external standards and policies of the Company and client.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and provide treatment services to assigned offenders.
  • Observes and supervises client interactions.
  • Conducts group and individual sessions.
  • Conducts addiction screenings.
  • Maintains and updates client records.
  • Works with clients to develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Evaluates progress of client.
  • Participates in all training and supervision activities as provided for staff.
  • Assesses client’s aftercare needs, challenges, and services.
  • Works as a team member with all treatment staff and ancillary personnel to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Follows the Company and client’s treatment curriculum, policies and procedures.

 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two (2) years professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and have earned a Bachelor’s degree that includes eighteen (18) credits in the behavioral sciences, required
  • One (1) year of paraprofessional and one year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting, and are certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) as a “CADC”; preferred,
  • One year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and a Master’s degree with major coursework in addictions science, psychology or social work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 18 college credits in the behavioral sciences; or;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Addictions profession, and experience working with the Criminal Justice population; and Training in Medically Assisted Treatment.
  • 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.