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Want to join a company where you can make a real difference? Our team is looking for a Substance Abuse Counselor who is passionate about people and believes every individual deserves the best quality mental health care. This is your opportunity to build a long-lasting career with a global leader in the industry. In this role, you will help us develop, organize, and conduct programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Keep reading to learn more about us and what we have to offer.

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GEO Group
500 E 4th St, Chester, PA 19013

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates substance abuse program using principles of the “What Works” system. Schedules intakes, and group and individual sessions. Discusses specific cases with case managers to determine if they are appropriate for substance abuse treatment. May assist with the assignment of cases.
Facilitates psycho-educational/behavior modification groups using principles of the “What Works” system. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in clinical charts and the Department of Corrections (DOC) database.
Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant. Meets regularly with participants and documents participants’ progress or regress in clinical charts and the DOC database.
Delivers standardized programs that will include batter's intervention, violence prevention or other group sessions as identified or needed.
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 charts and DOC database.
Identifies problem areas that may impact participants’ ability to successfully complete treatment. Guides participants to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success completion of treatment.
Advises customer of participants’ progress regularly or at completion of treatment.
Ensures that participants’ records are accurately completed in a timely manner.
May maintain a specific substance abuse treatment case file for every program participant.
Uses the DOC curriculum, materials, and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse professionals, DOC professionals. programs, and associations.
Participates in related training for substance abuse.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Staff, must have at a minimum the following experience and training:

Two years of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling service directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting, and have earned a Bachelor’s Degree that includes eighteen (18) credits in the behavioral science, or

One year of paraprofessional, and one year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and are certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) as a “Certified Addiction Counselor, or

One year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling service to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and a Master’s Degree with major coursework in additions science, psychology, or social work; or

An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes eighteen (18) college credits in the behavioral science; or

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Addictions profession and experience working with the criminal justice population and training in Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)

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.

GEO Reentry Services LLC.

Contact Info

Toni Highsmith

GEO Reentry Services

Tel: 215-744-9601 Ext. 108 • Fax: 215-743-7230