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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

Company: GeO group
Location: Thornton
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Facility: GEORGE W. HILL Compensation Base: Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Equal Opportunity Employer. Summary - Provides counseling services, assists the inmates in adjusting to facility life and obtaining needed services or changes in assignment. Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Interviews newly admitted inmates/detainees. Develops detailed knowledge of those assigned to specific caseload. - Resolves daily inmate/detainee problems, complaints and concerns with general counseling techniques. - Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with inmates to provide assistance with rehabilitation program, work assignment, housing-related challenges. - Makes daily assigned unit visits to ensure informal contact with inmates/detainees and interaction with Correction Officers. - Inspects units for cleanliness and adherence to security practices. - May log and distribute legal and certified mail and coordinate inmate telephone sign-up list. - May serve as an active participant on the classification teaming committee meetings to determine assigned housing, in addition to appropriate work and rehabilitation programs. May serve on the discipline committee. - Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates/detainees with serious problems to professional counseling staff. - May provide assistance to the inmates/detainees in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the inmate/detainee at classification committee meetings. - Maintains appropriate documentation of inmate/detainee daily contacts as detailed in the agency program procedures. - Monitors inmate/detainee work details to ensure appropriate assignments and quotas are filled to provide facility needs. - Coordinates approval/denial of inmate/detainee visiting and telephone lists. - Assists the Corrections Officer with the security inspection of the living unit to ensure sanitary and security policies of the facility are adhered to. - Assists with unit management activities as needed. - Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Minimum Requirements - Bachelor's Degree in Social Work / Psychology / Addictions and/or experience in the related field. Masters preferred. - Ability to work effectively with varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds. - Three (3) years experience working in a correctional or secure setting preferred. - Must have good verbal and written communication skills. - Must possess the ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments. - Must be flexible, cooperative and empathetic to the needs of staff and inmates/detainees. - Effective Group / Individual therapy skills Skills/Requirements Job Reference #: J3P4VX6BG0QRZ8LZYFC Job Status: Full Time Date Posted: 7/11/2019 Pay Rate: Recruiter and Available Location Information -, Thornton, PA 19373

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