Phoenix House Deputy Director 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.

The Deputy Director is directly responsible for the smooth functioning of the residential unit including the effective delivery of all clinical services to residents, in the assigned unit; modeling appropriate and effective behaviors in the delivery of direct service to adults; and ensuring the successful integration of treatment practices, Evidence Based Practices and Welligent compliance.



  • Masters in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy, LCSW or LMFT required.

  • Two (2) year post licensure required.


  • 5 years progressive experience providing or coordinating social services


  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively

  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix House

  • Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize an electronic clinical management system

  • Possession of counseling personality skills as reflected by a Counselor Profile Assessment

  • Ability & willingness to work evenings and weekends

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

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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