Certified SUDT/AOD Apprentice Counselor- Correctional Training Facility

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Amity Foundation, internationally acclaimed teaching and therapeutic community, is seeking a compassionate and enthusiastic Data Clerk. Individuals with a desire to teach, learn and help the community will join our prison facilities programs. With this groundbreaking opportunity, you will allow you to work with our prison programs to help the inmate population and 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 SUD/AOD Apprentice Counselor you will support the community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program in prisons.

What You Will Do:

  • Deliver treatment services of participants.
  • Lead and participate in face-to-face group and individual meetings, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other therapeutic processes.
  • Work directly with participants to develop and implement treatment service plans and connect participants to 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.
  • Maintain accurate, timely, and confidential participant records.
  • Compile and evaluate assessments, comprehensive social, legal, and personal histories of program participants.
  • Summarize participants' background, treatment plan, and recovery process.
  • Prepare reports as assigned consistent with Amity standards, and comply with applicable clinical and administrative rules.
  • Document treatment outcome using acceptable methods and tools; the delivery of programming services to the participants.
  • Liaise with transition/re-entry staff, plan and prepare transitional documents as directed by CDCR.
  • Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHMS and institution staff.
  • Understand and appropriately apply Amity policies and procedures, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior to maintain professional standards and safeguard the participant.
  • Protect and maintain program participants' health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Maintain awareness of current training issues, needs, and opportunities.
  • Participate in monthly, block, cross-training, curriculum training, technical assistance training, or other training as appropriate

What You Will Bring:

Less than FOUR years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor OR Registered with an AOD certifying organization recognized by the DHCS, enrolled in AOD education classes and ONE-year experience; OR Provide monthly, documented proof of meaningful progress toward AOD certification and compliance with an approved individual training and development plan which does not exceed TWENTY-FOUR months to complete.

  • Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse
  • Understanding our program curriculum, objectives, and best practices for implementation.
  • Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is essential.
  • Excellent written communications and typing skills. Knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants.
  • Ability to provide genuine warmth, empathy and honest sensitive to program participants to facilitate positive change.
  • Ability to provide program participants with frequent acknowledgment and reinforcement for positive behaviors, as well as consistent and predictable feedback for negative behaviors, which may include reporting violations to CDCR staff.
  • Ability to develop a treatment alliance with participants.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior to maintain professional standards and safeguard the participant.
  • Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty, institution staff, and program participants; and model professional, useful work habits and responsible living.
  • Other duties as assigned

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. (Soledad)

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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