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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM COUNSELOR

Company name
GEO Reentry Services

Location
Hillsboro, IL

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This position has the primary responsibility of providing therapeutic program services to inmates.  It is assigned a specific caseload of inmates and monitors the service delivery for them while they are enrolled in the program.  These services may include didactic, psycho- educational, individual and group counseling, peer awareness activities, therapeutic encounters, crisis intervention and recordkeeping. The Counselor/Case Manager provides these services within the scope of local certification, licensure and credentialing authorities and in accordance with internal and external assurances and prohibitions.



 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with standard internal and external and other accrediting agency contract policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates daily clinical program activities in accordance with the established clinical schedule.  Activities may include daily process groups and therapeutic community (TC) meetings, weekly program curriculum lectures, Life Skills seminars, caseload groups and specialized groups focusing on the areas of Anger Management, Relapse Prevention, Job Readiness preparation and Parenting Skills.
  • Conducts initial intake session with new inmates assigned to the program and orientate them about program requirements, reviews the inmate's criminal file and establishes a preliminary treatment plan.
  • Conducts bi-weekly individual counseling sessions with assigned caseload. These sessions may include the following tasks: completion of a monthly progress report, monthly treatment planning, goal-setting, crisis intervention, behavioral adjustment sessions, psychological referrals, and discharge planning in order to provide recommendations and referral sites for continued treatment upon their release
  • Maintains clinical charts (electronic and hard copy versions) for assigned inmate caseload and ensures all documentation is completed in accordance with established deadlines and program policies.
  • Monitors and addresses behavioral issues displayed by the inmate population and conducts daily visual room inspections.
  • Participates in compilation of data and program reporting functions.
  • Participates in staff meetings, seminars and workshops, as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in human services.
  • CADC (Illinois Substance Abuse Certification) is highly preferred...candidates must obtain this certification within 2 years of employment.
  • Experience working with a corrections population is desired along with substance abuse treatment experience.
  • Organized, and demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

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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