Center for Health Justice (CHJ) serves people impacted by incarceration, providing health education and support that act as a bridge to a productive life. Since 1999, CHJ has advocated for policy change, addressed social inequities, and provided evidence-based health promotion services to adolescents and adults with histories of incarceration.
CHJ's Keeping it Real (KIR) Program is informed by a Community Advisory Board and designed to treat and prevent substance use disorders (SUD) among youth impacted by incarceration in LA County. In addition to providing group and individual level SUD counseling in correctional custody environments and at CHJ's SPRC, KIR provides health education on various topics, and health care navigation.
CHJ is seeking an individual with SUD counseling experience to serve as a Reentry Counselor.
*Facilitating groups (including twelve-step) in correctional custody environments and at CHJ's SPRC;
*Providing individual level counseling sessions in correctional custody environments and at CHJ's SPRC;
*Developing and utilizing resource referral networks for clients released from correctional custody;
*Facilitating Identity and Diversity Trainings for service providers and correctional custody personnel;
*Maintaining professional boundaries at all times and completing daily reports on activities and monthly reports for funders (data collection and documentation essential).
*Tolerance of people facing difficult life circumstances, including:
Incarceration and social disenfranchisement
Race, sexual orientation, and gender discrimination
Domestic violence/interpersonal violence
Substance use disorders and psychiatric challenges
Infectious and chronic disease challenges (including HIV)
*Eligible for clearance to work in local correctional facilities (formerly incarcerated applicants may apply)
*Knowledge of neighborhoods in South Los Angeles is a plus
*Bilingual or multilingual skills are a plus
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail [email@example.com],
fax [(213) 229-0986], or post [Center for Health Justice, 900 Avila St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012]