Soledad, CA

Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed Teaching and Therapeutic Community in Los Angeles, California is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach and learn at our community located in Los Angeles. This ground breaking opportunity will help the Los Angeles community but will also enhance your training and experience in the field. Amity 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


This position supports the Program Director in the day-to-day administration of programming activities and provides direct supervision to the Supervising Counselor on site.
Responsible for the following:

  • Overall administrative responsibility to ensure service delivery meets organizational standards and contractual obligations.
  • On-site presence for an average of 40 working hours per week during program hours Monday through Friday, with the exception of vacation, sick leave, meetings, trainings, or State holidays, with sufficient notice given to institution staff by email;
  • Responsible for overall administration of the day-to-day delivery of program activities in the absence of the Program Director;
  • Provide oversight, training, and support to the Supervising Counselor;
  • Coordinate with the Supervising Counselor to develop the monthly reports documenting counseling staff’s progress made towards achieving their AOD certification;
  • Coordinate monthly staff training days with the Supervising Counselor;
  • Support the Program Director as requested; and,
  • Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institution staff.



The Associate Program Director shall have a working knowledge of SUDT programs and must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a social service-related field and at least one (1) year of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
  • An Associate’s Degree in a social service-related field and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program
  • Experience in a supervisory role an asset.


  • Possess AOD Certification from an accredited certifying organization recognized by DHCS. (Licensed professionals, including licensed physician, psychologist, clinical social worker, professional clinical counselor, marriage and family therapist, and registered associates are exempt from this requirement).


  • 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 operating functions is essential.
  • Understand an array of treatment models, and maintain a current awareness of trends and emerging issues among institutional programs
  • Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, and Access.


  • Highly competent in organizational leadership and contract compliance;
  • Ability to integrate, disseminate, and implement requirements, reporting timeframes and/or procedure changes as indicated by CDCR;
  • Ability to demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards subordinate faculty and program participants;
  • Ability to effectively supervise and train a multi-disciplinary team; and,
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communications and typing skills.


  • Ensure that excellence and integrity are applied to professional responsibilities in order to provide optimal services to participants;
  • Understand and appropriately apply Amity policies and procedures, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations;
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the participant;
  • Protect program participants’ health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information;
  • Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards program participants and staff; and,
  • Model professionalism, effective work habits and responsible living.


  • Within specified contract timeframes, personnel file shall document evidence of participation in the following trainings:
  • Organizational and Institutional Employee Orientation (attend first available CDCR institutional orientation training)
  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an annual Tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Confidentiality (Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2)
  • Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (Title 45 CFR Part 164)
  • Signed acknowledgement of Drug Free Workplace policy
  • Signed CDCR Prison Rape Elimination Policy (PREA) form
  • Participate in monthly, block, cross-training, curriculum trainings, technical assistance training or other training as appropriate.

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