Phoenix House Counselor (FOTEP) in Santa Ana, California

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? We invite you to join the Phoenix House team in our amazingly beautiful Santa Ana location! We are in the process of our greatest transformation in our company's 50 years of operation. If you are looking for a company with a new approach to treatment then this could be the opportunity for you!

Phoenix House is a leading non-profit treatment center who provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with over 130 programs across ten states. As we embark on our 50 year anniversary, we are committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals through evidence-based care to teens, adults, and families

The Counselor is responsible for the provision of clinical services to clients and their families, and for developing treatment plans and ongoing clinical documentation in the clinical management system.

This is an entry level counseling position operating with close supervision from a higher level counselor. In adolescent programs s/he may be described as a child care worker.

*Evening and weekend shifts may be required.

*Candidates with experience providing services to adults/adolescents with substance use/abuse disorders will receive supervision/support with acquiring registration/certification upon hire.


•Conduct initial interview of participants in the program

•Conduct individual and group substance abuse counseling sessions

•Evaluate the progress of individual Participants assigned to their groups

•Work directly with the Participants to develop and implement treatment plans which shall be goal and action oriented.

•Notify the Program Director and CDCR staff of any problems/issues with any program or Participant services/treatment plans

•Conduct and participate in case conference and staff meetings

•Manage Program Milieu

•Conduct Staff on Duty responsibility when assigned


•AA or higher degree and 2 years of experience working with substance and criminal population OR High school diploma/GED and 4 years of experience working with substance abuse and criminal population.

•Must be registered or certified as a Drug/Alcohol Counselor or be willing to obtain registration and/or certification within 30 days of hire

•Must possess and maintain a valid California Drivers license


Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Counselor FOTEP - OC” in the subject line. We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

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.

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