• Substance Abuse Counselor

    Posted on April 5, 2019 by in
    Published
    April 5, 2019
    Location
    Chicago
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Certification Type
    CADC
    Company Name
    The GEO Group
    Your Name
    Michael Felix
    Address 1
    8007 S. Cottage Grove
    Address 2
    Suite A

    Description

    Summary

    Assists 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 Responsibilities

    Provides 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 psycho-social history on incoming residents as required.

    Participates in related training for substance abuse.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum Requirements

    Graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum B.A. degree, preferably in human services.

    CADC or CARS required.

    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.

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