Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Amity Foundation

Job Overview

Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed Teaching, and Therapeutic Community are seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach, learn and join our community as a, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at our residential campuses. This groundbreaking opportunity not only will be working in our residential projects to help the inmate population but will also enhance your training and experience in the field.

About Amity: Amity Foundation is a safe place where people can change in an environment that fosters trust; where new values can be formed; responsibility developed and lasting relationships built. Amity is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, homelessness, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism, and violence. Amity is committed to research, development implementation, and dissemination of information regarding community building.

Remembrance, Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal

About The Position

Responsible for providing group and individual sessions and related rehabilitative treatment services to substance abuse students in a residential setting. Provides direct services and related rehabilitative treatment services to substance abuse students in a therapeutic community setting.

What You Will Do

  • Leads and participates in group, individual, and therapeutic processes under the supervision of a certified behavioral health professional.
  • Serves as a student advocate.
  • Participates in faculty staffing.
  • Interacts with student’s family, attorney, probation/parole officer, and other individuals or agencies of significance to the student.
  • Observes, records evaluate changes in appearance, behavior, and demeanor of the student.
  • Evaluates emergencies and takes appropriate action.
  • Complies evaluates comprehensive social, legal, and personal histories of students.
  • Maintains accurate and timely student records of sensitive nature.
  • Participates significantly with students in determining short and long-range goals and treatment plans.
  • Attends in-service, other training workshops, and conferences.
  • Prepares reports as assigned.
  • May appear in court.
  • Protects student’s health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of student records.
  • Coordinates student activities within the program through participation and demonstration.
  • Provides training and guidance as a role model to students and teaches good work habits.
  • Assists in the supervision of interns and volunteers.
  • Participates in community building activities, as appropriate to the position.
  • Other duties assigned.

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelors’ degree in a behavioral health field and one-year experience in a Substance abuse or behavioral health treatment facility; OR High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D., and a combination of Behavioral health education and work experience totaling a minimum of two years; OR Knowledge of therapeutic community processes, methods, and design, including small-group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to students and supervise faculty.
  • Understanding of human emotions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectively under pressure generated by association with substance abuse students.
  • Demonstrates proper attitudes and techniques and techniques to residential students.
  • Understand of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse.

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • Paid vacation, sick time, & holidays.
  • 401K, HSA, & Life insurance programs.
  • An organization committed to civil action.
  • Community-oriented workplace.

Amity Foundation, is a safe place where people can change in an environment that fosters trust; where new values can be formed; responsibility developed and lasting relationships built. Amity is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, homelessness, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism and violence. Amity is committed to research, development implementation and dissemination of information regarding community building.

Remembrance, Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal

Seniority Level

Associate

Industry

  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Individual & Family Services
  • Mental Health Care

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

Estimated pay range

This range is estimated for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor jobs in Los Angeles, CA at similar companies. Actual pay may be different. 

Base pay range

$39,000/yr – $67,000/yr

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