Phoenix House Counselor in Venice, 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 Venice is currently seeking a Primary Counselor. The Primary Counselor is responsible for individual service coordination for patients enrolled in Phoenix House Venice Adult Residential Services, including supporting a successful transition back into the community. In collaboration with the Coordinator, the PrimaryCounselor supports the successful integration of medical care, housing and income/ employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, and other services within individual treatment plans.

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


Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:30pm.



Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • 2 years progressive experience working as a case manager, preferably within a drug or alcohol treatment settingor transitional housing environment

  • Bachelor’s degree (in social science preferred


  • 2 years progressive experience working as a case manager, preferably within a drug or alcohol treatment settingor transitional housing environment


  • Oversees coordination of Initial Assessment, Service Authorization Requirements, Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan

  • Review and goals with other supportive service plans, including , general medical care, Group Counseling, Patient

  • Education, Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Collateral Services and Discharge Services

  • Prepares and presents seminars and workshops

  • Facilitates Evidence Based Treatments for assigned cohorts

  • Participates in weekly case conferences and staff meetings , as scheduled

  • Monitors and records all activities in patient charts in a timely manner

  • Maintains appropriate records such as ongoing progress notes, reports to referring agencies, discharge summaries and clinical case records as required by external stakeholders

  • Provides individual counseling services.

  • Communicates with approved family members with the goal of providing direct support to the entire unit of treatment.

  • Encourages and facilitates family involvement in parent education, Sunday Family Group and visitation

  • Interfaces with referral agencies including the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, County and Federal Probation Departments, and Department of Health Care Services

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.

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.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled