Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor Centinela State Prison (Imperial, CA)

Alcohol and Drug  (AOD) Counselor Centinela State Prison

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Supervising Counselor, the AOD Counselor is responsible for delivering programming services to the participants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver programming services to the participants;
  • Conduct group and/or individual sessions;
  • Evaluate and document the progress of participants assigned to their groups;
  • Document the delivery of programming services in ARMS;
  • Work with the participants to develop and implement a treatment/action plan;
  • Engage participants daily, reinforce group rules and expectation for participations and completion; and
  • Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institutional staff.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

The minimum qualifications for the AOD Counselor classifications are as follows:

Journey Counselor

  • Journey Counselors must meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
    • A Master's Degree in a social service-related field and registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS; or
    • A Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field, AOD certified, and one (1) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
    • An Associate's Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and three (3) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
    • AOD certified and more than five (5) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor

Entry Counselor

  • Entry Counselors must meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
    • A Master's Degree or above in a social service-related field and registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS; or
    • A Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field and AOD certified; or
    • An Associate's Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
    • AOD certified and Four (4) to five (5) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor

Apprentice Counselor

  • The Apprentice Counselor must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
    • Less than four (4) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; or
    • Registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS, enrolled in AOD education classes, and one (1) year of experience providing CBT services

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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Job Location: Imperial, CA

Job ID: 164