Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor
(Full-Time) Reporting to
the Clinical Manager, the Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor is responsible for
individual service coordination for patients enrolled in Phoenix House
Adult/Adolescent Residential/Outpatient Services, including supporting a
successful transition back into the community. In collaboration with the
Clinical Manager, the AOD Counselor carries a patient caseload and supports the
successful integration of medical care, substance abuse treatment, and other
services within individual treatment plans.
Registered AOD Starting at $17.00
Certified AOD Starting at $20.25
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
coordination of Initial Assessment, Service Authorization Requirements,
Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review and goals with other supportive service
plans, including, general medical care, Group Counseling, Patient Education,
Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Collateral
Services, and Discharge Services
individual counseling services
Evidence-Based Treatment groups for assigned cohorts
crisis intervention as needed by clients, residents, and families.
and responds to crises that may negatively impact treatment and, where
possible, uses negative events to enhance treatment efforts.
with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload
to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to
chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports.
appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring
agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external
and maintains all documentation of services delivered, which includes
individual records, group notes, and general communication logs. Provide
clinical consultation to referral resources, family members, and others to help
support clients in their recovery
and participates in weekly staff meetings, case conferences, community
meetings, and program and family gatherings.
client access to and involvement with treatment and other providers to help
address barriers to treatment and the recovery process
a client's appropriateness for services using the ASAM criteria for substance
abuse and/or dependence.
with members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the delivery of a
full spectrum of clinical services.
with approved family members with the goal of providing direct support to the
entire unit of treatment. Encourages and facilitates family involvement in
parent education, Sunday Family Group, and visitation
and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for
orients clients to the facility as needed by explaining issues including, but
not limited to: rule infractions that may result in termination, the hours of
service availability, clients' rights and the grievance procedure, and costs
for which they may be responsible.
the appropriate forms and instrumentation to assess clients' strengths and
weaknesses. Develops, with the clients' participation, treatment plans to
address identified problems.
clients, ranks problems identified in the assessment process establishes
immediate and long-term goals and determines the treatment process and
resources to be utilized.
and explores problems and their ramifications with attention to the clients'
associated attitudes and feelings. With the clients' participation, examines
alternative solutions and develops plans of action.
the delivery of service provisions and acts as an advocate in accessing other
with referral agencies including the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control,
County and Federal Probation Departments, and Department of Health Care
with the Nursing Department and consulting physicians to ensure quality medical
services are provided to the client in a timely and as-needed basis.
program needs and suggests improvements to the Clinical Manager and/or VP,
with local, state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations
all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state
licensing requirements, completes all training on time
and participates in program and all staff meetings
to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a
role model for others
- The AOD Counselor 1
shall possess a
- High school diploma or
its equivalent; and be registered as an Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor
recognized by The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). or
- The AOD Counselor 2
shall possess a
- Minimum of a high school
diploma or its equivalent; and be Certified as an Alcohol and Drug (AOD)
Counselor recognized by The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
- Minimum of one-year
prior experience in a related field.
- Bachelor's degree in a
related field preferred
- Must maintain a valid
California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a
safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE
For– Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and
in MS Office systems
to utilize an electronic healthcare record
and maintain effective working relationships with others
effectively with others both orally and in writing
to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
to model positive behavior and demeanor
of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
of patient development and family systems
understanding of the residential medical model of treatment, SUD treatment
practices, group facilitation utilizing Evidenced Based Treatments and
continuing care practices that lead to successful discharge transitions for all
time management and organizational skills
crisis management, conflict resolution, and de-escalation skills.
to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and
and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of
in Spanish preferred
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA
Job ID: 93