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Substance Abuse Counselor

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The GEO Group, Inc.


Pecos, TX

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Summary\r \rPerforms\rhighly complex substance abuse counseling work. \rWork involves planning, coordinating, and implementing substance abuse\rcounseling activities, and coordinating with other departments, divisions,\ragencies, and community organizations to ensure the maximum utilization of\rresources available for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation.  Works under general direction with extensive\rlatitude for the use of individual initiative and judgment.  \r \rPrimary Duties and Responsibilities\r \r·        \rInterviews, screens, and evaluates inmates for potential program\rparticipation; provides substance abuse counseling and educational services;\rand implements follow-up and aftercare programs.\r \r·        \rCompiles data and submits reports, related documentations; maintains\roffender records to include assessments, treatment plans, progress notes,\rdischarge summaries, and discharge plans; and disseminates information on\rresources for follow-up treatment. \r \r·        \rProvides technical assistance and maintains inmate records and documents\rpertaining to the services provided, to include, an inmates attendance,\rprogress, and additional needs.  \r \rPerforms moderately complex\rwork involving the care and custody of inmates. \rMaintains security and/or order among inmates of the institution through\rdirect supervision.  Responsible for\rpreventing escape and maintaining discipline in conformance with strict rules,\rregulations, and standard operating procedures. 

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements\r \r·        \rGraduated from an\raccredited college or university with Bachelors degree Behavioral Science or\rrelated field, or LPC, LCDC, LPCC, or equivalent certification.\r·        \rOne year\rfull-time, wage-earning experience in Substance Abuse Treatment preferred.\r·        \rPreference given\rto experience within a correctional setting.\r·        \rWorking knowledge\rof the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.\r·        \rAbility to\rinteract in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling\rsettings.\r·        \rExcellent oral\rand written communication skills.\r·        \rAbility to work\rwith computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.\r·        \rBilingual in\rSpanish strongly preferred.

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The GEO Group, Inc.
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Company Profile
The GEO Group is the world's leading provider of correctional and detention management and community reentry services to federal, state and local government agencies. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approach.

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