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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

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GEO Reentry Services

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Merced, CA

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SummaryAssists 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.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides relevant substance abuse information for class curriculum.Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.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.Completes required testing, assessment, and psychosocial history on incoming residents as required.Participates in related training for substance abuse.Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Minimum RequirementsGraduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum B.A. degree, preferably in human services or C.A.A.P. (Certified Associate Addiction Professional Licensure).Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.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.Equal Opportunity Employer Compensation:  Equal Opportunity Employer

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GEO Reentry Services
Website : http://www.georeentry.com

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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