Substance Abuse Counselor – Mendocino County

Full time @The GEO Group in Behavioral Health Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Substance use disorder treatment

Job Description


Our facility is the Mendocino County Day Reporting Center.


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 GED, required.

Bachelor’s degree and Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Certification recognized by the California Department of Healthcare Services, preferred. Waivers for certification may be obtained for candidates who have registered with the credentialing board (s).

Master’s degree in Substance Abuse Treatment or Addictions related field preferred.

One year experience working in human services or with a similar population in a related field. Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.

Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Valid, active driver’s license, required

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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