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Substance Abuse Coordinator

The Geo Group
Folkston, Georgia, United States
November 08, 2018



This position is responsible for the overall operations of the Drug and Alcohol program for the facility including the supervision of the Substance Abuse Counselors. This position also performs highly complex substance abuse counseling work. Work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing substance abuse counseling activities, and coordinating with other departments, divisions, agencies, and community organizations to ensure the maximum utilization of resources available for chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation. Works under general direction with extensive latitude for the use of individual initiative and judgment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Supervisory level responsibilities for overall success of all functions and responsibilities in Substance Abuse.

* Interviews, screens, and evaluates inmates for potential program participation; provides substance abuse counseling and educational services; and implements follow-up and aftercare programs.

* Provides Substance Abuse Counselors with training and mentoring on how to improve counseling services to inmates.

* Compiles data and submits reports, related documentations; maintains offender records to include assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and discharge plans; and disseminates information on resources for follow-up treatment.

* Provides technical assistance and maintains inmate records and documents pertaining to the services provided, to include, an inmates attendance, progress, and additional needs.

* Performs moderately complex work involving the care and custody of inmates. Maintains security and order among inmates. Responsible for preventing escape and maintaining discipline in conformance with strict rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

* Provide Substance and Alcohol counseling to inmates as needed.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

* Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science. Three years full-time, wage-earning experience in substance abuse treatment. Certification as a C.A.A.P. (Certified Associate Addiction Professional Licensure).

* Demonstrated experience in working with the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

* 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.

* Knowledge of agency and departmental organizational structure, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

* Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

* Ability in the supervision of employees and inmates.

* Ability to communicate ideas and instructions clearly and concisely.

* Ability to plan, organize, and assign the work to others.

* Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, files, and reports.

* Ability to coordinate with other staff, officials, departments, agencies, organizations, and the public.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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