Phoenix House Recovery Support Staff in Venice, 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 Venice Beach provides residential and outpatient services for adult men who struggle with alcohol, marijuana, and other substance use disorders. Our evidence-based treatment approach delivers a superior level of care focusing on strength to meet each person’s unique needs.

Group therapy, individual counseling, and a variety of other wellness focused services are offered to those who are striving to overcome addiction, reunite with family, and live a life free from addiction. A wide range of group sessions are offered that address recovery dynamics, relapse prevention, life skills, trauma, and anger management.

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 and Per-Diem) Reporting to the Recovery Support Supervisor, the Recovery Support Staff (RSS) provides the operational support to facilitate the delivery of optimal clinical services to clients. They will ensure that clients adhere to the day-to-day program schedule, tracking attendance as required. Conduct routine facility checks to ensure facility safety and security. The RSS reviews client property/items upon admission or receipt to ensure compliance with facility and program rules along with conducting contraband searches and drug screen analysis administration in accordance with policies and procedures.


  • Variable – Daytime, Evening, Overnight, and Weekends



  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (preferred).OR

  • 1-year experience in the field (residential facility, drug, and alcohol counseling) and High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Certified by a certified body recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as an alcohol and drug counselor ( highly preferred)

  • Registered by a certifying body recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as an alcohol and drug counselor prior to date of your hire (required)


  • Two years’ experience working with substance abuse population preferred.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and exercises independent judgment and leadership, analyze situations accurately, and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports that utilize data.

  • Must show an aptitude for service and for working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • 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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