PART TIME SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
Geo Reentry Services

Homestead, Florida


Facility: Homestead Correctional Institutio

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position acts as a support to the sites they are assigned to. When needed, tracks and documents participant progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external contract standards and policies. This position in the absence of the Lead, Counselor Supervisor, supervises the activities and staff associated with providing substance abuse counseling within a facility. In addition, this position ensures that all services meet all contractual obligations. Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the clinical supervision of staff and the clinical oversight and clinical care of all substance abuse services provided on site.
  • The Substance Abuse Counselor will be assigned to either Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient or Therapeutic Community depending on operational needs
  • Presents individual counseling/group 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 psycho-educational/behavior modification groups using principles of the “What Works” system. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in Company database.
  • Maintains records of absences and vacation schedules for represented staff. Monitors and modifies electronic payroll attendance records for union employees. Observes and oversees adherence to all policies and procedures. Monitors violations and administers disciplinary action.
  • Provides support for substance abuse program activities including providing activity reports, reviewing the files of subordinates to ensure the accurate and timely documentation, and creating an environment which supports that mission of the program.
  • Work collaboratively with the agency and institution staff.
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of inmates’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements and develops individualized treatment plan. Document all assessment and treatment planning.
  • Presents individual counseling/group 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 psycho-educational/behavior modification 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 in Company database (when available).
  • 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 Company database (when available).
  • Ensures that participants’ records are accurately completed in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques if an emergency arises
  • Utilizes conflict resolution strategies
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 



Minimum Requirements

  • 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.
  • One of the following Certifications is required: Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP), Certified Associate Addictions Professional (CAAP), Certified Criminal Justice Associate Addictions Professional (CCJAAP); or LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker); or
  • The Lead, Counselor Supervisor must meet the standards of a “Qualified Professional”, in accordance with Chapter 397, FS.
  • Have working knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy programs
  • Proven experience in supervising a substance abuse program.
  • 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.


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