Journey Counselor (Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and Ironwood State Prison)

POSITION SUMMARY

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
  • Other duties as assigned

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, AND 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