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Primary Counselor in *Multiple Locations

  • Phoenix House California
  • Full time
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  • *Multiple Locations
  • 16/04/2019
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(Full-Time) Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Primary Counselor is responsible for individual service coordination for patients enrolled in Phoenix House Adult Residential Services, including supporting a successful transition back into the community. In collaboration, the SUD Counselor supports the successful integration of medical care, housing and income/employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, and other services within individual treatment plans.


 Various - Daytime, Evening, Overnight, and Weekends



  • High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years’ experience working with substance abuse clients and their families; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree (in social sciences preferred); AND
  • Registered (required) or certified (preferred) by a certified body recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as an alcohol and drug counselor


  • 2 years progressive experience working as a case manager, preferably within a drug or alcohol treatment setting transitional housing environment preferred.


  • Oversees coordination of Initial Assessment, Service Authorization Requirements, and Treatment Plans.
  • 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.
  • Prepares and presents seminars and workshops.
  • Facilitates Evidence-Based Treatments for assigned cohorts.
  • Participates in weekly case conferences and staff meetings, as scheduled.
  • Monitors and records all activities in patient charts in a timely manner.
  • Maintains appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external stakeholders.
  • Provides individual counseling services.
  • Communicates 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.
  • Interfaces with referral agencies including the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, County and Federal Probation Departments, and Department of Health Care Services.
  • Must maintain a valid CA Drivers’ License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.



Starting $16.00 DOE

Phoenix House California

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

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