Coalinga, 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 is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all participants in Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDTP) activities, and directing contracted AOD Counselors in implementing the plan for the provision of services.


Responsible for the following:

  • Supervise up to eight (8) AOD Counseling staff;
  • Evaluate staff performance and provide applicable coaching and training;
  • Have knowledge of the AOD certification process and regularly monitor counseling staff progress towards achieving and maintaining valid AOD certification;
  • Approve and monitor treatment/action plan development;
  • Track all participants (ie: names of all participants in the program, counselors assigned to participants, stage of program participation, etc.);
  • Provide training, oversight and monitoring of all ARMS documentation to ensure compliance with the terms of the Agreement;
  • Provide training to AOD Counseling staff, including OMCP Mentors;
  • Be responsible for the coordination and supervision of OMCP Mentors assigned to the program;
  • Provide support and additional resources to ensure OMCP Mentors complete the work experience portion of the certification process, including practice of all twelve (12) Core Functions;
  • Provide clinical verification of internship hours for AOD Counselors and OMCP Mentors;
  • Verify and record, by the 5th of the month, each OMCP Mentor’s monthly internship hours accrued during the previous month, utilizing CDCR’s OMCP Verification of Internship Hours form in ARMS;
  • Liaise with California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCCHMS) staff to support entry and exit of participants into the ISUDTP;
  • Monitor participant counselor assignments, stage of program participation, and communicate attrition and slot availability prior to entry points to CCHMS staff;
  • Monitor and schedule participants to individual (if applicable) and group activities, supervise seminar scheduling;
  • Monitor treatment plan development;
  • Implement and monitor program educational activities;
  • Ensure effective and timely implementation of scheduled program curriculum; and,
  • Shall work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHMS and institution staff.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a social service-related field, and two (2) years of experience providing SUDT services as certified AOD Counselor, at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor; OR
  • An Associate’s Degree in a social service-related field, AOD certified, and four (4) years of experience providing SUDT services as a certified AOD Counselor at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor; OR
  • Six (6) or more years of experience providing SUDT services, as a certified AOD Counselor at a responsibility no less than a Journey Level Counselor CERTIFICATION
  • Be certified as an AOD Counselor by a certifying organization approved by DHCS at a level that allows the Supervising Counselor to provide clinical verification of internship hours for AOD Counseling staff and OMCP Mentors.
  • AOC certification is required unless exempt as a licensed professional or registered associates as specified in the Agreement. KNOWLEDGE
  • Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of drug abuse.
  • Understanding of program curriculum, objectives, and best practices for implementation.
  • Working knowledge of SUDT programs essential.
  • Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, and Access. SKILLS and ABILITIES
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants;
  • Ability to provide genuine warmth, empathy and honest sensitivity 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;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communications and typing skills. PROFESSIONAL and ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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 and maintain program participant’s health, safety, welfare, and confidentiality of records and participant information;
  • Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty, institution staff, and program participants; and ,
  • Model professionalism,effective work habits and responsible living. TRAINING and CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • Within specified contract time frames, personnel file shall document evidence of participation in the following training:
  • 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 acknowledgment of Drug Free Workplace policy
  • Signed CDCR Prison Rape Elimination Policy (PREA) form.
  • Maintain awareness of current training issues, needs, and opportunities.
  • Participate in monthly, block, cross-training, curriculum training’s, technical assistance training or other training as appropriate.

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