Phoenix House Prevention Specialist 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.

Phoenix House of Orange County is currently hiring a Prevention Specialist. The position provides culturally relevant school and community based behavioral health, prevention education, positive character development and intervention services to at risk youth and their families based on evidenced based practices which are appropriate to age, population, literacy, culture and development The Prevention Specialist participates in all documentation and data collection as required for quality improvement and outcomes measurement. The Prevention Specialist collaborates with school personnel and teachers in professional and positive manner to achieve the shared goals and objectives of the project.



•Bachelors Degree or higher in education, behavioral health social work or related field or equivalent experience

•Community Health Educator or Prevention Specialist certification preferred


•Two years experience working with youth in prevention, intervention, or education field required.

•Must possess and maintain a functioning automobile, valid California Drivers license, auto insurance, and a driving record that allows for operation of personal and company vehicles.

•Must meet federal, state and local Criminal Clearance and Child Indexing requirements.


•Promote and utilize research based curriculum for youth to ensure fidelity to Positive Action and other evidenced based practices as assigned

•Collect data and complete reports for compliance with the school district, county, state or funding agency requirements.

•Fann relationships and linkages with organizations in the local community to develop community resources, market, publicize and integrate Phoenix House prevention services.

•Attend and participate in local school, community, staff and other meetings in accordance with program needs.


Please submit your resume to with “Prevention Specialist-OC” in the subject line. 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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