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Counselor II - (SVSP)

Company: Amity Foundation
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position is located onsite at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) in Soledad, CA. -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 Certified Substance Abuse Counselor II at our 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, RenewalAbout the Position:As a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor II, you will support the community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming services 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 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:
    A Masters Degree or above 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 Bachelors Degree in a social service-related field and AOD certified; OR An Associates Degree in social service-related field, AOD certified, and six (6) months of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor; ORAOD certified and one (1) to two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor
    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.
    • Eligible for $1000 signing bonus.
    • Up to $2500 relocation bonus OR retention bonus of $200/month.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Amity Foundation, Salinas , Counselor II - (SVSP), Other , Salinas, California

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