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Entry Level Counselor

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Entry Level Counselor in Lassen County

  • Phoenix Houses of California
  • Full time
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  • Lassen County
  • 14/12/2018
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At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

Phoenix House California is currently seeking an Entry Counselor to work in our California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) program. The CDCR program has established a Single-Level Substance Use and Disorder Treatment (SUDT) program. The SUDT program is designed for offenders who demonstrate the willingness to maintain appropriate behavior to take advantage of such programming and for offenders who have been referred to the program based upon substance use or possession infractions.

The goal of the Phoenix House California CDCR program is to address offenders’ criminogenic needs prior to release and to facilitate a successful transition back to their communities in order to reduce their likelihood of re-offending.

The treatment services include a wide range of substance use treatment components; assessments, treatment planning, case management, group and/or individual counseling, skill building, drug education, and relapse prevention.

The Entry Level Counselor shall:

  • Deliver treatment service to Participants;
  • Conduct group and individual meetings;
  • Evaluate and document the progress of the Participants assigned to their groups;
  • Work directly with the Participants to develop and implement a treatment service plan;
  • Coordinate with Transition/Continuing Care Counselor to develop a Community Services Plan and transitional documents, as directed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), for continued community program activities;
  • Work with Participant to create a support network of the Participants pending return to the community; and
  • Shall work collaboratively with the CDCR and institutional staff.



  • The Entry Counselor shall possess high school diploma or its equivalent; and
  • Certified as an Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor, with a certification recognized by The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) or willing to register upon hire.


  • Prior experience providing Single-Level Substance Use and Disorder Treatment (SUDT) services to an offender population preferred, not required.



  • Knowledge of the dynamics of alcohol/drug related problems and their impact upon patients and their families;
  • The social factors involved in substance abuse;
  • The principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling and their application to individuals possessing chemical dependencies;
  • Community resources available to persons with alcohol/drug related problems;
  • The physiological and psychological effects of chemical dependency;
  • General social, economic and health problems;
  • Ability to interview and counsel;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing;
  • Valid California (CA) Driver’s License.

 Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.   

 EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click to learn more.


Phoenix Houses of California

We are passionate about healing individuals, families, and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions

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