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Amity Foundation Counselor I - (KVSP) in Delano, California

Amity Foundation , an internationally acclaimed Teaching and Therapeutic Community, is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach, learn and join our community as a Registered/Certified Substance Abuse Counselor I at out in-prison facilities. This groundbreaking opportunity not only will be working in our prison programs to help the inmate population but will also enhance your training and experience in the field.

About Amity:

Amity Foundation is a safe place where people can change in an environment that fosters trust; where new values can be formed; responsibility developed, and lasting relationships built. Amity is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, homelessness, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism, and violence. Amity is committed to research, development implementation, and dissemination of information regarding community building.

Remembrance, Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal

About the Position:

As a Registered/Certified Substance Abuse Counselor I, you will support the community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDT).

This is a Non-Exempt position. The hourly wage is $21.00 - $26.00 (DOE)

What You Will Do:

  • Deliver treatment programming services to participants and conduct group and/or individual sessions.

  • Effectively implement scheduled program curriculum. Leads and participates in face-to-face group and individual meetings utilizing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapeutic processes.

  • Engage participants daily, reinforce group rules and expectation for participation and completion.

  • Works directly with participants to develop and implement treatment/action plans and educate participants about supportive networks as they return to the community.

  • Review treatment plans, evaluate and record treatment progress, records visible changes in appearance, behavior, and demeanor of program participants.

  • Maintains accurate, timely, and confidential participant records. Evaluates and documents the progress of participants assigned to their groups.

  • Completes all delivery documentation requirements. Summarizes participants’ background, treatment plan, and recovery process outcomes.

  • Prepares accurate, concise, informative reports, records and plans that are consistent with Amity standards, and complies with applicable clinical and administrative rules.

  • Liaise with transition/reentry staff, plans, and prepares transitional documents as directed by CDCR for continued community program activities.

  • Works collaboratively with CDCR, DRP, CCHCS and institution staff. Supports and collaborates co-faculty, including but not limited to Supervisors, Directors, and Regional Directors.

  • Participate in monthly, block, cross-training, curriculum training, technical assistance training, or other training as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    What You Will Bring:

  • Minimum 6 months of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor.

  • Current AOD Certification with organization recognized by the DHCS OR Registration with BBS or AOD certifying body, depending on education level.

  • Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical, and social effects of drug abuse. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.

  • Operational knowledge of MS Office Suite and ARMS (preferred).

  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants. 

  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the participants.

  • Protect and maintain program participants’ health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information.

    What We Offer:

  • Employer-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid vacation, sick time, & holidays.

  • 401K, HSA, & Supplementary Life insurance programs.

  • An organization committed to social justice and community action.

  • A Community-oriented workplace.

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