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Substance Abuse Counselor

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GEO Reentry Services

Long Beach, CA

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Summary This position develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans for a caseload of residents who are mandated to complete substance abuse treatment plans.  Accordingly, this position assesses and identifies issues for each resident, creates clear objectives and goals and tracks and documents progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external standards and policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Implements the Company’s therapeutic community treatment model.

Prepares and submits all treatment and educational outlines, lectures, handouts and other relevant materials.

Maintains records and clinical charts as required by Company and client’s contractual requirements.

 Provides education on substance abuse, assesses life skills and integrates results into resident client treatment plan.

Participates in all training and supervision activities.

Prepares schedules, reports, or other information required for the program.

Assesses client aftercare needs, issues and services.

Provides counseling to clients' family or significant others.

Coordinates individual clinical care of assigned client caseload.

Participates in treatment planning and conferences.

Observes and supervises client interactions.

Provides individual and group therapy and counseling.  Meets with assigned clients as necessary.

Maintains and updates resident client records and documents program in charts.

Performs ASI Assessments or any other required assessment instruments/pre & post testing.

Assists staff in monitoring behavior of difficult clients.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. 

Three years of full-time experience of counseling duties with a criminal justice population in a substance use disorder program.

AOD certification by DHCS/ accredited certifying organization, or the ability to become certified within six (6) months of hire.  

Equal Opportunity Employer


Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

GEO Reentry Services
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Company Profile
Global Leader in Evidence-Based Rehabilitation GEO is committed to providing leading, evidence-based rehabilitation programs to offenders while in-custody and post-release into the community through the "GEO Continuum of Care."​ GEO's diversified services platform provides unique capabilities for the delivery of educational and vocational programs, cognitive behavioral and substance abuse treatment, and faith based services across the entire corrections spectrum. The "GEO Continuum of Care"​ is enhanced in-prison offender rehabilitation programs including evidence-based treatment, integrated with post-release support services. GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

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