SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR (CoC)

  • GEO Group Inc.
  • Lawton, OK, USA
  • Jun 11, 2021
Full time Healthcare & Medical Professional Counselor (LPC / LAC / LMHC)

Job Description

Job Description

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: $15.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $1000 Hiring Bonus

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position assists in developing, organizing, and conducting evidence-based, substance abuse treatment programming within the mission of GEO's Continuum of Care. Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Participates in orientation of inmates regarding the chemical dependency programs.
* Facilitates or co-facilitates group and individual counseling sessions from a structured manual.
* 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 psycho-social history on incoming inmates as required.
* Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

* Certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor based on the requirements of the state in which the position works in.
* Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
* 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.