Phoenix House Strengthening Families Lead in Santa Ana, 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.

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Program Director, the Strengthening Families Lead provides and ensures quality school and community based prevention education and intervention services to high-risk youth and their families utilizing mental health, evidence based, and positive based intervention services.


  • Monday-Thursday 12pm-8:30pm, Friday 7:30-4pm; schedule may vary



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college.

  • This position is best suited for graduate-students or recent graduates with a strong interest in human services or education and majoring in Human Services, Education or related fields.

  • Bilingual Spanish Required


  • Prior experience working in the prevention field preferred


  • Ability and willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled day

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients, families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively

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

  • Must show aptitude for service and for working as part of a team

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

  • Good organization skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn

  • Ability to work evenings

  • Must maintain a valid CA Drivers’ License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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