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AMFT-ASW Residential Clinician

Residential Alcohol & Drug Treatment | Bellflower, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community volunteers seeking alternatives for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing more than 500 residential treatment beds and outpatient counseling to over 1,500 individuals.

Job Summary:

Under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Director and the operations supervision of the Program Manager, the clinician will assess clients, evaluate medical necessity for treatment services and provide therapeutic counseling.  The clinician shall work in collaboration with key program staff to assist in meeting the overall needs of patients.  


  • Perform client screening, intake, orientation, assessment and treatment planning functions based on ASAM Criteria. Assess medical necessity for treatment and complete diagnosis based on DSM V. Ensure adherence to DMC-ODS Waiver, Title XXII, CARF standards and HIPPA
  • Provide individual, group and family therapeutic counseling using a trauma informed approach and evidenced based practice protocols.
  • Provides timely documentation in Electronic Health Record system and client files
  • Maintains the dignity and personal rights of all clients as highlighted by deploying clear and skilled crisis communication, evasion techniques when participants display hostile or volatile behaviors.
  • Develops positive workplace relationships with staff and peers by offering appropriate support while maintaining a high level of professionalism



  • Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, and/or marriage and family therapy from an accredited graduate school
  • Current state intern number required from California BBS


  • Electronic Health Records experience and knowledge
  • Alcohol and Drug residential treatment experience
  • ASAM knowledge
  • Knowledge of Drug Medi-Cal and Los Angeles County services provision
  • Experienced with moderate to severe mental health symptoms
  • Diagnosis and treatment delivery


  •  Ability to work in fast paced atmosphere and understand the disease of addiction
  • Ability to deescalate clients and role model professional clinical standards for staff
  • Ability to focus on treatment delivery in distracting environment and set boundaries with clients

Technology Skills:

  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alcohol and Drug Certification
  • Bilingual

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.