SUD/AOD Associate Program Director - Correctional Institutions (Northern CA)
Crescent City, CA  / San Quentin, CA  / Vacaville, CA 
Posted 17 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
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SUD/AOD Associate Program Director - Correctional Institutions (Northern California)
Center Point, Inc.

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For more than four decades Center Point has provided the foundation for change for many families and individuals by assisting them to become responsible members of our communities.
Center Point’s mission is to provide comprehensive social, educational, vocational, medical, psychological, housing and rehabilitation services to combat social problems such as substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and homelessness.

Center Point offers rehabilitation and treatment services that interrupt the abusive cycles of psychological, social and economic dislocation by providing critical training and support so that individuals and families can claim self-worth and dignity.

Center Point is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach to join one of our exciting teams as a Certified SUD/AOD Associate Program Director at California State Prison, San Quentin (SQ), California State Prison, Solano (SOL), California Medical Facility (CMF) and Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA.

About the Position:

As Certified SUD/AOD Associate Program Director you provide support to the Program Director in the day-to-day administration of programming activities and provides direct supervision to the Supervising Counselor(s) on site, in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDT Program).

  • Be on-site, working an average of forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, during programming hours. Exceptions include vacation, sick leave, CDCR approved meetings, trainings, or State holidays.
  • Be responsible for the overall administration of the day-to-day delivery of program activities in the absence of the Program Director;
  • Provide oversight, training, and support to the Supervising Counselor(s);
  • Coordinate with the Supervising Counselor(s) to develop the monthly reports documenting counseling staff’s progress made towards achieving their AOD certification;
  • Coordinate monthly staff training days with the Supervising Counselor(s);
  • Support the Program Director, as requested; and
  • Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institution staff.
  • Maintain a consistent and supportive environment for both staff and participants.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional boundaries between staff and the participants.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Comply at all times with ethical and moral standards of any social service, profession, certification or license, organizational, and CDCR requirements.
  • Prepare reports as assigned. Prepare accurate, concise, informative reports, records and plans that are consistent with Center Point standards, and comply with applicable clinical and administrative rules.
  • Understand and appropriately apply Center Point policies and procedure, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations.

SUD/AOD Associate Program Directors shall have a working knowledge of SUDT programs and meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field and at least one (1) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
  • An Associate’s Degree in a social service-related field and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program.
  • Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of drug abuse.
  • Possess and maintain the skills necessary to provide process therapy.
  • Understanding or program curriculum, objectives, and best practices for implementation.
  • Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communications and typing skills. Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants.
  • Ability to provide genuine warmth, empathy and honest sensitive to program participants to facilitate positive change.
  • Ability to provide program participants with frequent acknowledgment and reinforcement for positive behaviors, as well as consistent and predictable feedback for negative behaviors, which may include reporting violations to CDCR staff.
  • Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty, institution staff, and program participants; and model professional, effective work habit and responsible living.
  • Ability to type 35+ words per minute.
  • Pass background clearance.
  • Model and demonstrate leadership, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Highly competitive compensation at $72,000 annually.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • 15 days off (PTO/Sick time) increasing with tenure. Paid holidays.
  • 401K with matching contribution & Life insurance programs
  • Organization committed to community action
  • Team oriented workplace
  • High school or equivalent (Required)
Work Location:
  • One location
Pay Frequency:
  • Twice monthly
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Center Point is an equal opportunity employer.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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