Substance Abuse Counselors- Apprentice - Avenal State Prison (ASP)
Company: Amity Foundation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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- Apprentice 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
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.
Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal
About the Position:
As Substance Abuse Counselors-
Apprentice you will support the
community by delivering face-to-face rehabilitative programming
services provided in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder
What You Will Do:
Deliver treatment services of
Lead and participate in face-to-face group and individual meetings,
motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and other
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
Maintain accurate, timely, and confidential participant
Compile and evaluate assessments, comprehensive social, legal, and
personal histories of program participants.
Summarize participants background, treatment plan, and recovery
Prepare reports as assigned consistent with Amity standards, and
comply with applicable clinical and administrative
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.
Effective implementation of scheduled program
Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHMS and institution
and appropriately apply Amity policies and procedure, and adhere to
agency-wide practices and regulations.
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.
awareness of current training issues, needs, and
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
Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance
Understanding our program curriculum, objectives, and best
practices for implementation.
Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is
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
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
Demonstrate ethical behavior in order to maintain professional
standards and safeguard the participant.
Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty,
institution staff, and program participants; and model
professional, effective work habit and responsible
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 bonuses available
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