Friday, February 7, 2014

Phoenix House Postings

Phoenix House is a leading provider of substance abuse treatment and prevention services, operating more than 120 programs in eleven states.

We strongly believe Phoenix House's success in reclaiming disordered lives depends on our ability to recruit, develop and retain a community of talented, motivated and innovative employees. Our personnel practices reflect our organization's strategic plan, reinforce our vision, remain consistent with our core values, and support our goals.

Phoenix House will be conducting open interviews at our location in Sylmar on the following dates /times:

Wednesday, February 12th – 4 -- 7 p.m.

Location: Phoenix House
11600 Eldridge Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342

Please bring a copy of your resume

Please note the educational requirements of the job. All of these positions require computer skills and preferable experience working with an electronic records system.

Case Manager
BSW or MSW is required for this position.
Responsible for individual service coordination for clients enrolled in Phoenix House adult Transitional Housing and Residential Services, including supporting a successful transition back into the community. In collaboration with the Program staff, the Case Manager supports the successful integration of medical care, housing and income/ employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, and other services within individual treatment plans.

Recovery Specialist
Counselor Certification is required. 
The Recovery Specialist work in collaboration with the Social Worker Case Manager and develop, maintains the client’s treatment plan. S/He advocates recovery by serving as a personal guide/mentor for people seeking or in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction and helping to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery. The Recovery Specialist also plans, implements and coordinates an array of comprehensive, individualized services for program participants and performs administrative work in support of the program.

Part-Time Overnight Counselor
The Overnight Counselor is responsible monitoring night time activities including during sleep periods and for assisting with morning supervision and activities; for the provision of clinical services to clients and their families, and for developing treatment plans and ongoing clinical documentation in the clinical management system. Prefer AA degree.  Registered for Counselor Certification

Part-time and per diem Counselors
The part-time Counselor is responsible for the provision of clinical services to clients and their families, and for developing treatment plans and ongoing clinical documentation in the clinical management system.
Performs primary counselor duties to clients and their families including screening and intake, psychosocial assessments; client and family orientation, development of treatment plans; crisis intervention; group, individual, family and didactic sessions; discharge summary and planning; case management and coordination of treatment services with probation, school and other referral sources.  Multi-lingual counselors may be asked to provide services in multiple languages to meet the needs of the clients and families.
Responsible for timely and accurate completion of client notes, charts, reports, and other documentation related to the treatment and progress notes, documentation of attendance and participation in-group, didactic and family sessions.  Documentation may include web-based, electronic and/or paper documents.

AA or higher degree in Behavioral Science (highly desired)
High school diploma or equivalence (required)
Counselor Certified or registered for Counselor Certification

Part-Time Driver
The Driver/Counselor is a counselor whose primary responsibilities involve operating a company vehicle in transporting residents and staff to community appointments.  Performs related support activities including recordkeeping and vehicle maintenance reporting.  Responsible for appropriate supervision of all passengers at all times.  As a counselor, s/he is also responsible for upholding the provision of clinical services to clients and their families.
High school diploma or equivalence (required)

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note education requirement pertaining to each position

Jane Martin 
Human Resources Department
Phoenix Houses of California
11600  Eldridge Avenue
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
818-686-3034    office
818-896-3442    fax

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) Posting

Policy/Advocacy Department
Policy Specialist

Full-time; Hourly, Exempt

The Policy Coordinator plays a leadership role in advancing policy change through ANWOL public policy
initiative that seeks to protect and restore the civil and human rights or formerly incarcerated and convicted

Duties & Responsibilities

Legislative, Regulatory & Public Policy

* Develop, direct and implement a public policy team and activities, including advocacy priorities,

positions and strategies;

* Track public policy issues and decisions impacting at the local and state level and make

recommendations to advance priorities;

ÿ Build and nurture effective multi-cultural coalitions and alliances on priority issues and campaigns.

ÿ Lead he development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials at the

federal, state and local levels;

ÿ Coordinates with the Executive Director on policy advocacy communications including email alerts and

ÿ Attend national, state, and local events including panel, meetings, trainings, and conferences, as it

relates to policy agenda;

ÿ Assist in developing policy-related backgrounders, public testimony, talking points, letters and other

materials to support policy priorities.

ÿ Staff policy committees and work with committee leadership to set agenda, recruit speakers, develop

issue papers and engage members in policy priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

ÿ Bachelor degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or related field; or equivalent experience;

ÿ Knowledge of public policy advocacy, public policy research and analysis, leadership building, strategic

communications and laws;

ÿ Knowledge of reforming criminal justice policy;

ÿ Personal experiences with incarceration is valued but not required;

ÿ Excellent research, written and verbal communication skills;

ÿ Ability to explain clearly and persuasively, to experts and non-experts, ANWOL’s stance on public policy

ÿ Ability to work effectively both as a team and independently;

ÿ Knowledge of the criminal justice system, mass incarceration;

ÿ Passion for changing the obstruction and injustice of formerly incarcerated and convicted people.

Salary: Competitive starting salary based on experience, with availability of medical, dental, and vision

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Meisee McGowan at