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After Care AOD Counselor III - (ASP)

Avenal, California
USD35.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed teaching and therapeutic community is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach and learn to join us as After Care AOD Counselor III. With this groundbreaking opportunity not only will it allow you to work with our prison programs helping 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 an After Care AOD Counselor III you will support the community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDTP).

What You Will Do:

Deliver treatment programming services to participants and conduct group and/or individual sessions.
Effectively implement scheduled SMART Recovery program curriculum as required by contract. Leads face-to-face group and individual meetings utilizing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral interventions, and the SMART Recovery Curriculum.
Engage participants periodically, reinforce group rules and expectation for participation and completion.
Maintains accurate, timely, and confidential participant records. Evaluates and documents the progress of participants assigned to their groups.
Completes all delivery documentation requirements per contractual obligations in ARMS.
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 prepare transitional documents as directed by CDCR for continued community program activities.
Works collaboratively with CDCR, DRP, CCHCS and institution staff. Supports and collaborates with co-faculty, including but not limited to Supervisors, Directors, and Regional Directors.
Attend workshops, meetings, and training as requested by supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical, and social effects of drug abuse.
Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is essential.
Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
Operational knowledge of MS Office Suite and ARMS.
Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants.
Demonstrate ethical behavior to maintain professional standards and safeguard the participants.
Protect and maintain program participants' health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information.


Counselor III must meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:

A Master's Degree in a social service-related field; and licensed by, or registered with, the Board of Behavioral Sciences; or Registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by DHCS; OR
A Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field, AOD certified, and six (6) months of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor, OR
An Associate's Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and one (1) year of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor, OR
AOD certified and more than two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor.

What We Offer:

Medical, Dental, Vision.
Paid vacation, sick time, & holidays.
401K, HSA, & Life insurance programs.
Organization committed to community action.
Community oriented workplace.
Relocation available for select locations.
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  • Job Reference: 1010171061-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Amity Foundation
  • Location: Avenal, California
  • Salary: USD35.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent