Substance Abuse Counselor

GEO Group Inc. Homestead , FL 33030

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description


Pay: $26.44

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

  • Paid time off Paid holidays 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching Health Insurance Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance Life Insurance Flexible spending account

  • Health savings account Tuition Reimbursement Reduced tuition rates

  • Employee discount Employee assistance program Pet insurance

  • Disability Insurance Paid training Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

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.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.

  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.

  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for direct client care, the implementation of evidence-based readiness and transition programming services for a caseload of participants. Accordingly, it assesses and identifies clinical issues and creates clear objectives and goals. It also tracks and documents participant progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external contract standards and policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completes comprehensive assessment of inmates' substance abuse history and treatment requirements and develops individualized treatment plan. Document all assessment and treatment planning in DAP format.

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor will be assigned to either Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Prevention or Therapeutic Community depending on operational needs

  • This position will carry a caseload of 25-50 clients

  • Thru a Cognitive Behavior Treatment approach...presents individual counseling/educational lectures and didactic presentations weekly based on the areas of Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Parenting skills, Life Skills, Criminal & Addictive Behaviors, and Co-occurring disorders.

  • Facilitates individual sessions, educational classes, and groups, using principles of the "What Works" system. Documents participants' attendance, participation and progress in Company database.

  • Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant. Meets regularly with participants and documents participants' progress or regress according to F.S 65D-30 in a Clinical File.

  • Maintains accurate clinical documentation including intake summaries, group notes, discharge summaries, treatment plans and updates. Updates therapeutic logs in a timely manner. Enters pertinent information into Clinical File according to F.S 65D-30

  • Ensures that participants' records are accurately completed in a timely manner according to F.S 65D-30 .

  • Identifies problem areas that may impact participants' ability to successfully complete treatment. Guides participants to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful completion of treatment.

  • Will maintain a caseload capacity of participants as per F.S 65D-30 specific to the level of care assigned, i.e., Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Prevention, Therapeutic Community.

  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques if an emergency arises

  • Utilizes conflict resolution strategies

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • A High School diploma/GED and six (6) years of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling OR

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling; OR

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences and six (6) months of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling; or

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in any unrelated area of study and one (1) year of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling; OR

  • Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP), Certified Associate Addictions Professional (CAAP), Certified Criminal Justice Associate Addictions Professional (CCJAAP); OR

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences; and six (6) months of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling; OR

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in any unrelated area of study; and one (1) year of professional experience in chemical addiction counseling and/or mental health counseling;

  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.

  • 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.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Personal Financial Counselor I PFC Southeast Region

Magellan Health Services

Posted 3 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM 2023-02-07T00:00 <p>This position will provide personal financial services at assigned military installations for 12-month rotations. Primary responsibilities include the full breadth of personal financial counseling services to military service members and their families at military installations. Services include education and counseling addressing financial services that may include, but are not limited to, one-on-one counseling, consultation with a commander or with another provider or staff, conducting briefings and presentations, or providing referral resources to a participant outside the context of a counseling session. Works closely with the installation and military branch Points of Contact (POC) to assure that the program is providing within scope and meets the needs of the installation.</p><ul><li><p>Provides personal financial counseling and management services directly to adults, children, and youth of service members.</p></li><li><p>Provides individualized financial counseling and assistance to service members and families.</p></li><li><p>Assists service members in establishing an extended absence financial plan.</p></li><li><p>Develops and makes available informational financial materials to service members and families.</p></li><li><p>Coordinates, publicizes and provides a wide variety of Personal Financial Management classes/workshops, e.g., topics across the military lifecycle, including, but not limited to, arrival at first duty station, pre- and post-deployment, and personal and career events outlined in DoDI 1322.34.</p></li><li><p>Responds to requests for age‐appropriate classes or seminars to youths and teens as part of on-base education.</p></li><li><p>Possess the skills to effectively utilize virtual counseling or other electronic modes of communication, such as web based, secure online chat, or video-based communications and secure video teleconference sponsored by the customer which may be offered as an adjunct to face-to-face counseling in situations where service members and families are unable to attend in person.</p></li><li><p>Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations according to Department of Defense (DoD) protocol and staffs the cases with leadership.</p></li><li><p>Communicates with leadership and participates in regular individual and group supervision, sharing information regarding trends and issues on the installations to which the counselor is assigned.</p></li><li><p>Participates in regular in-services/training, quality Improvement committees or other contract activities as assigned/appropriate.</p></li><li><p>All other duties as assigned.</p></li></ul><p>Other Job Requirements</p><p>Responsibilities</p><p>Must be a U.S. citizen and speak fluent English.</p><p>Be able to obtain a favorably adjudicated Tier 1 investigation.</p><p>Must have the following active certification: Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC).</p><p>Must have over a thousand hours of financial counseling experience.</p><p>General Job Information</p><p>Title</p><p>Personal Financial Counselor I PFC Southeast Region</p><p>Grade</p><p>20</p><p>Work Experience</p><ul><li>Required</li></ul><p>Work Experience</p><ul><li>Preferred</li></ul><p>Education</p><ul><li>Required</li></ul><p>High School</p><p>Education</p><ul><li>Preferred</li></ul><p>Bachelors</p><p>License and Certifications</p><ul><li>Required</li></ul><p>AFC - Accredited Financial Counselor</p><ul><li>Enterprise</li></ul><p>License and Certifications</p><ul><li>Preferred</li></ul><p>Salary Range</p><p>Salary Minimum:</p><p>$41,505</p><p>Salary Maximum:</p><p>$62,255</p><p>This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law.</p><p>This position may be eligible for short-term incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Magellan offers a broad range of health, life, voluntary and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing.</p><p>Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.</p><p>Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.</p><br> Magellan Health Services Homestead FL

Substance Abuse Counselor

GEO Group Inc.