Phoenix House Supervising Counselor 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.

Phoenix House Santa Ana provides residential and outpatient services to adults who struggle with alcohol, marijuana, and other substance use disorders. Our evidence-based treatment approach delivers a superior level of care by focusing on strength to meet each person’s unique needs.

Our residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs include an intensive regimen of therapy groups and individual counseling sessions. We help patients achieve and sustain recovery through assessment and treatment planning, case management, and referrals to other like-minded and recovery focused organizations. The programs also offer life skills development and preparation for independent living, vocational and job readiness services, housing assistance, evidence-based and trauma-informed practices, and mental health support.

We provide parenting classes, literacy improvement, anger management, physical fitness activities, and health education. Additionally, we provide Recovery Maintenance Services- free peer support that can help those seeking treatment connect with a network of understanding peers and serve as aftercare support for program graduates.

At Phoenix house, we empower people to experience their personal strengths and help them discover new ways to manage the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of addiction so they can live a better life.

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Supervising Counselor coordinates all clinical/programmatic aspects of a prison based treatment program, ensuring that each participant receives compassionate, trauma-informed and gender-responsive substance abuse services. The Supervising Counselor provides individual therapy, treatment planning, case management, client advocacy, counseling and crisis intervention. This individual will provide, coordinate and arrange for therapy services for program participants. This position is responsible for the scheduling of all participants into the FOTEP residential activities, and directing the contracted AOD Counselors in the implementation for the plan for provision of services. The individual shall supervise the administration of the assessment process of all newly arrived FOTEP participants, supervise the AOD Counselors activities, and monitor the individual written recovery treatment plan development.


  • Variable – Daytime, Evening, Overnight, and Weekends



  • Possess a degree commensurate with a Master of Social Work or a related field OR Possess a four year degree and the equivalent two cumulative years of full time experience supervising counseling staff in a substance abuse program for criminal justice population may be substituted for a Master’s degree.

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred


  • Must have 2 years’ experience working with criminal justice population in a substance abuse treatment setting.


  • Counseling skills

  • Knowledge of developmental issues

  • Knowledge of social services system

  • Cultural competency working with disempowered, marginalized populations

  • Proficiency with MS Office

  • Computer literacy

  • Organizational skills

  • Collaborative nature

  • 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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EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled