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Substance Abuse Counselor in Shasta County

  • The GEO Group, Inc
  • Full time
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  • Shasta County
  • 16/10/2019
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- Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Conducts or assists in conducting individual or group counseling sessions and programs


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Provides relevant substance abuse information for class curriculum.

- Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.

- 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 psychosocial history on incoming residents as required.

- Participates in related training for substance abuse.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

- High School Diploma or its equivalent.

- Certified/Registered as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a certification  (CAADE, CCAPP or CADTP) recognized by DHCS (California Department of Health Care Services) and Have a minimum of one (1) year experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy services to an offender population.

- 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.

- Effective communication skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.

- Problem solving ability.

- Good interpersonal skills.

- Problem solving ability.

- Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills.

- Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

- Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

- Knowledge of client record management.

- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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$20.40 Per Hour

The GEO Group, Inc

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