01 May
Part Time Peer Counselor
Pennsylvania, Chester , 19013 Chester USA

Reference #: 10226

Job DescriptionOverview Now Hiring with a Sign On Bonus - Payable in Quarterly Installments

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.

Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.


The Certified Peer Counselor promotes growth, recovery and wellness to residents receiving mental health services. This position works closely with clinical team to guide and support members through the recovery process; assists residents with developing recovery skills in the areas of self-esteem, conflict resolution, assertiveness, identifying personal strengths and other recovery skills. This position also plays an integral part in creating an environment or peer culture within the treatment facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitates the delivery of cognitive behavioral curriculum in a group setting focusing on the areas of motivation for change, social adjustment, personal management, social skills development, cognitive restructuring, and development of problem-solving skills.

Establishes and maintains a network of community-based services including state agencies, employment services, employers, housing resources, behavioral health providers and mental health providers.

Develops and maintains relationships with state, county, and federal program administrators who can assist residents upon their release.

Support residents in navigating the public financial support with insurance and other community resources.

Works to ensure residents obtain eligible benefits and proper identification. Transports residents to community service events such as job fairs, employment centers, and clinics using Company vehicle.

Identifies members for peer council and advocates with collateral contacts.

Assists residents in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps they need to achieve their goals for recovery.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent certification required. Associate's degree preferred.

Certification as a Peer Specialist "CPS" issued by the state in which the position functions.

One (1) year of experience as a volunteer, facilitator or counselor in a community rehabilitative setting.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.

Valid, active driver's license.

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

GEO Reentry Services LLC.The GEO Group is an equal opportunity employer. Geo will recruit, hire, train, promote, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, and disability, or other category protected by law, and we will ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. As a federal government contractor, it is GEO's policy to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. GEO will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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