Phoenix House Wraparound Youth Partner in Orange County, California

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

We are currently seeking a Wraparound Youth Partner in our Orange County facility. The position will interact directly with Wraparound participants, assisting them with learning and practicing pro-social behaviors; becoming involved in academic, social, recreational, and/or employment activities; and learning to get along with both peers and adults across all settings. Youth Partners identify deficits in participants’ skill-sets, create fun and reinforcing environments to teach skills and model behavior, provide transportation, and give updates to other Wraparound staff regarding the participants’ progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Coordinates job development/job training for clients and outside agencies such as Employment Development Department, Department of Rehabilitation, Skills Centers and Occupational Schools Provides direct care and supervision to clients while establishing and implementing the core components and structure of the therapeutic community.

•Serves as liaison with the Board of Education, teachers and counselors ensuring integration of the educational component into the therapeutic community.

•Monitors clients in all outside employment, school and vocational programs.

•Develop, plan and initiate methods of exposing clients to a continuing re-education process designed to alter former lifestyles, attitudes, images and other negative behavioral patterns.

•Provides vocational and educational counseling. Observes and evaluates routinely, clients assigned to his/her primary care.

•Escort clients on outings to various locations and outside activities.

•Develop, plan and initiate methods of exposing clients to healthy lifestyle activities designed to alter former lifestyles, attitudes, images and other negative behavioral patterns.

•Attend and participate in (un)scheduled supervision meetings with assigned clinical supervisor to discuss and review individualized development plans and pressing concerns which can include workplace safety suggestions Attends and participates in shift change meetings, clinical reviews, staff meetings and other treatment team meetings in accordance with program needs.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

•Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

•Must possess Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, or a related field, from an accredited college or university. Should have at least one year of experience working with the target population, preferably in an employment or volunteer capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS

•Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix House

•Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.

•Must show aptitude for working as part of a team

•Computer literate; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications

•Demonstrated ability to utilize an electronic clinical management system

•Possession of counseling personality skills as reflected by a Counselor Profile Assessment

•Ability to work evenings and weekends Evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required.

Please submit your resume to hr.cal@phoenixhouse.org with “Youth Partner-OC” in the subject line. We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.