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Working at Beit T’Shuvah is synonymous with saving souls. It means you are helping others, learning about yourself, and giving back to a community that has over 35-years of history helping people discover their purpose and recover their passion. If this sounds like your kind of team, send us your resume. We’d love to meet you.

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Provides Alternative Sentencing Department support via conducting in custody, on site, and correspondence assessments of prospective residents. Provide advocacy for qualifying applicants. Transport residents to criminal justice system appointments and obligations.


  • Transporting Beit T’Shuvah residents to parole, probation and court appearances
  • Serves as liaison between Beit T’Shuvah and Los Angeles County Probation Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (Parole,) and the Los Angeles Superior Courts
  • Preparation of written progress updates to probation, parole, and the courts
  • Assists Beit T’Shuvah residents with outstanding legal and DMV matters such as traffic citations, FTA’s, FTP’s and probation and/or parole violations via correspondence and/or court appearances
  • In-person in-custody assessments of offenders within the local county jail systems of individuals seeking admission to Beit T’Shuvah
  • Preparing court letters and court reports to advocate for alternative sentencing on behalf of eligible clients
  • Participates in court appearances on behalf of in-custody clients
  • Assessments via correspondence with state and federal prison inmates in California and throughout the United States
  • Phone and in-person assessments with clients who have ties to the criminal justice system, but who are not incarcerated at the time they are seeking admission to Beit T’Shuvah
  • Collateral interviews with family members, significant others, and acquaintances of potential Beit T’Shuvah admissions to verify assessment information
  • Provision of Jewish and social services to Jewish inmates through correspondence with Jewish inmates who are serving long-term sentences in state prison
  • Provision of Jewish and social services to Jewish inmates through regular visitation at Los Angeles County Jail
  • Case management in conjunction with counselors and treatment teams to facilitate oversight of progress and tracking of all Beit T’Shuvah residents connected to the criminal justice system
  • Assists with fundraising and outreach 


·       Basic computer and office machine skills

·       Excellent writing  and persuasive writing skills

·       Oral communication/advocacy skills

·       Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Clearance—A/S dept. can help to facilitate, however an extensive criminal background might preclude a person from being granted such clearance

·       Appropriate attire for conducting court and related business—jeans are okay in the office milieu but are not appropriate for court  and, preferably, not for fieldwork in the jails – jeans are not allowed at all when visiting state prisons

·       Working knowledge of Beit T’Shuvah program parameters in order to transmit them to others

·       Working knowledge of the principles that are the foundation of the Beit T’Shuvah recovery model

·       Knowledge of 12-step recovery


·       Valid California Driver’s License

·       Clean driving Record, (in order to be added to Beit T’Shuvah auto insurance policy)


FLSA Non Exempt 


The Counselor provides drug, alcohol, substance abuse and mental health issue counseling to individuals, families and groups within Beit T’Shuvah (BTS).


The Counselor reports to the Director of Clinical Services and works in collaboration and cooperation with other supervisory and clinical staff within BTS.


·       Manages a caseload up to 15 clients

·       Leads or facilitates counseling sessions at least one hour per week

·       Provides case management services to clients by working within a systems model

·       Facilitates psycho-education and process groups weekly and as needed

·       Completes and maintains accurate records of client meetings and progress status via KIPU

·       Collaborates with members of client’s treatment team to ensure best practices

·       Develops treatment plans

·       Responsible for updated assessments/treatment plans and discharge planning

·       Facilitates and/or initiates interventions to resolve conflicts and problems as they arise

·       Complies with all Drug Medi-Cal documentation and training requirements

·       All other duties as assigned


·       CAADAC or CAADE certification/license or registered and enrolled in school

·       AS degree from an accredited college or university; Bachelors Degree Preferred

·       Minimum 1 year experience as a drug, alcohol and/or substance abuse counselor, as well as gambling addiction disorders

·       Knowledge of KIPU electronic records program



The Kitchen Assistant works in all areas of food production, including food preparation, inventory organization and general cleaning and maintenance.



  • Responsible for preparation of assigned meals, accounting of inventory and assisting in food orders
  • Responsible for refrigeration and freezer maintenance, food and product rotation
  • Participates in Quality and Safety actions
  • All other duties as assigned



  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Current Serve Safe Certification
  • Previous professional kitchen experience, knowledge of cooking techniques and proficient knife skills
  • Must have the good communication skills and customer service awareness
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Follows direction
  • Can work independently

Career Center Coordinator and Discharge Planner



The Career Center Coordinator and Discharge Planner is responsible for working with residents in a Substance Use Disorder residential treatment program to help them pursue and achieve their employment and/or educational goals.   This position is also responsible for developing a housing transition plan for secure safe and sober housing upon leaving treatment.



  • Conducts intakes with all residents within 30-60 days of admission to assess post-treatment housing options and career and education goals
  • Works closely with resident treatment teams
  • Provides individual and group career counseling as it relates to education and career goals
  • Assists residents with occupational research in the computer lab
  • Assists residents with the development of interview and job search skills
  • Assists residents in completing State of CA Department of Rehabilitation forms
  • Resume, cover letter and job interview assistance
  • Suggests affordable occupation centers and community colleges where appropriate
  • Assists residents and their treatment team with discharge planning
  • Builds relationships with sober living, government assisted-housing and other resources for transitional housing
  • Creates housing transition plans, including helping residents locate/access housing, vouchers, and rental subsidies
  • Oversees Work Therapy program and Kahn Scholarship program alongside CFO
  • Compiles, maintains and updates client files with relevant career center information, including data for Quality Assurance
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings




  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • RADT, Certified Counselor or LCSW/LMFT/PSYD
  • Demonstrated experience in career counseling, knowledge of community housing resources and discharge planning
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent computer skills
Clinical Training

it Forward

Beit T’Shuvah offers internship training for students pursuing their MFT, MSW and CCAPP licensing. Interns get hands-on experience on the front lines of the recovery process, gaining insight into Beit T’Shuvah’s cutting edge treatment approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit.

Clinical training incorporates:
  • Cognitive-behavioral, developmental, attachment, and psychodynamic approaches
  • Professional supervision from a licensed mentor
  • Partnering with a treatment team comprised of an addiction counselor and a spiritual counselor
Program designed to increase competency in:
  • Case conceptualization
  • Clinical skills
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention
Program requirements:
  • 1 year training commitment
  • Mandatory weekly supervision
  • Weekly & monthly trainings
  • Must be enrolled in or graduated from an accredited program

We believe the best way to learn is to witness the transformation of someone battling addiction firsthand. Interns at Beit T’Shuvah observe real life situations, and the cunning, baffling, and powerful force of human brokenness.

Interns in training don’t just complete their required course hours; they sit in groups led by trained professionals and get real feedback — a valuable tool for clinical work — as well as life experience. We have 120 resident and over 2,500 community members that participate in Beit T’Shuvah’s spiritual and educational programs each year.

For more information regarding clinical training, please contact Rebecca Share, PsyD at

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Rabbinic Internships

for the Soul

Beit T’Shuvah offers internships to rabbinical students and other Jewish professionals-in-training. The primary focus of the internship is spiritual counseling, learning how to be an advocate for the soul of the resident by translating the wisdom of the Jewish tradition into action. Interns are guided in developing a spiritual program of their own, for personal development and to better serve the residents with whom they work. All inquiries are welcome.

The internship also offers opportunities for engagement through the breadth of the spiritual department at BTS, including leading groups, teaching Torah study, facilitating Shabbat evening or morning services, and other programmatic opportunities.

The synthesis of the individualized work of spiritual counseling and the communal opportunities available through our organization offer a unique and enriching experience.

For information about Rabbinic Internships, please contact Chaplain Adam Siegel, Director of Spiritual Care and Programming, at

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