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Please Note: CADTP provides the following employment opportunity notices solely as a service to the AOD counseling field and is not responsible for the hiring process or results thereof.

Primary Counselor

Organization: Phoenix House California

Posted On: April 2019

Pay / Hours: Starting $16 hr. DOE Full-Time

Location: Los Angeles and Orange County, CA

Job Description:

(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.

Daytime, Evening, Overnight, and Weekends

Certifications / Requirements:

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

Skills / Abilities:

  • 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.

Application / Contact Information:

Currently open to internal and external candidates website link:

Company Contact: Aaron Beohm
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 8186863000
Company Address: Los Angeles and Orange County