• Children's Counselor

    Job Location US-CA-Rancho Mirage
    Part Time Benefit Eligible
    Hours of Work
    8am - 4:30pm
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


    Over the course of a year, we:

    • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
    • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
    • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
    • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

    One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


    What are we looking for?

    • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus
    • Results-oriented attitude
    • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    • Courage and Commitment
    • Adaptability and Learning Agility

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)  
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities  
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match  
    • Tuition Reimbursement 


    Responsibilities of a Children's Counselor include:

    • Utilizes basic group therapy skills and therapeutic recreational activities with children and their families and facilitates child/family interactions during all Children’s Programs and the Continuing Care Program.
    • Assesses and registers families for the Children’s Program while keeping appropriate Children’s Program records.  Provides initial and ongoing contact for caregivers of children (BFC patients and the general public).
    • Develops relationships with community resources that can be community referral sources and conducts outreach activities to promote the Children’s Program.
    • Develops lectures and presents information about children and addiction, family recovery and related issues to BFC patients and staff, outside professionals, and the general public.
    • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations and exemplary customer service skills in dealing with clients, co-workers, supervisors, referents and other outside professionals.



    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Minimum of three years experience working or volunteering with children
    • Valid driver's license
    • CPR certification within 90 days of hire
    • Water Safety Certification within first 90 days of hire (CA & CO)


    • Degree/Coursework in Education, Child Development, Counselor or related field
    • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
    • Knowledge of 12-step programs



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