Phoenix House Job Developer in Santa Ana, California

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.

We are currently seeking a Job Developer for our Orange County program. Under the general direction of the Program Director, the Job Developer will work individually and in groups with FOTEP participants, assisting them to identify and attain vocational training opportunities or employment goals. The Job Developer provides counseling and other employability services to the participants. Assists participants in analyzing and evaluating their employment, assets, and aptitudes; provides information to participants on occupational opportunities, job requirements, training and rehabilitation resources; assists participants in formulating plans to achieve occupational goals and refers them to appropriate employers, training and educational facilities or other conununity agencies and organizations.



•A high school diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years experience working as a Job Developer or similar position.


•Shall have a basic knowledge on how to mentor the client in disclosing appropriate information regarding past convictions and/or parole status to the employer.

•Shall have a basic knowledge of the expungement process, the benefits of completing the process, and/or the ability to provide information or a referral on how to expunge a criminal record.


•Counseling skills; knowledge and understanding of the developmental issue

•Demonstrated orientation to a behavioral or cognitive behavioral approach; knowledge of social services system; demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to working with disempowered, marginalized populations

•Proficiency in MS office products; excellent organization and communication skills, bilingual (English /Spanish) preferred.


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