- Job date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:55:21 GMT
- Expected salary: $15 per hour
- Job title: SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR COC
- Company: The Geo Group
- Location: Lawton, OK
Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility
Compensation Base: $15.00 per hour
Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $1000 Hiring Bonus
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
- 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.