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AOD Support Staff Reg MC ASL La Casita

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs | Downey, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Program

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community members seeking alternatives to prison for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing residential treatment services and outpatient counseling services to individuals throughout Los Angeles. Offering services with a continuum of care to underserved and disadvantaged populations.


Residential Treatment for substance-use disorder, the program ranges from 30 to 150 days depending on medical necessity and the need of a controlled environment to establish a foundation for recovery. Our gender specific programs provide an evidence-based trauma-informed care model of utilizing cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. Program emphasis includes instruction on developing coping and life skills allowing each individual to maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle and overcome the stress and barriers to successful daily living. We provide wrap-around services including assessments, individual and group therapy and counseling, treatment planning, case management and referrals. All potential beneficiaries must have or qualify for Medi-Cal or My Health LA coverage within Los Angeles County. Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria: be over 18 years of age, have an imminent need for substance-use disorder treatment, and to be comfortable in a multicultural setting with individuals of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles.

Program is a residential facility for women parenting and non-parenting, with a substance use disorder who are also deaf and hard of hearing; communicating with American Sign Language is a requirement for working with the deaf and hard of hearing population.


In training to be an AOD counselor, the ASL Monitor I AOD Registered - MC provides services to beneficiaries participating in treatment while monitoring the program premises for safety and security.   The ASL Monitor I participates in group counseling sessions and crisis management, shall be fluent in American Sign Language, and is in good standing pursuing the education and supervised hours required to achieve certification.  Meets annual renewal requirements and submits annual renewal of Registration until Certification is earned.

Tuition reimbursement available for those candidates willing to pursue AOD Counseling Certification.


Utilizing American Sign Language to deliver and provide all services while collaborating with ASL capable and non-hearing-impaired staff on site, the ASL Monitor I shall perform the following duties:


  • Under guidance and supervision of a Certified AOD Counselor, the ASL Monitor I learns alcohol and drug counseling functions including screening, assessment, and intake; collects specimen from clients for drug and alcohol screening in accord with organization Policy and Procedures.
  • Collaborates with therapist to assist in treatment and other plans; assists in required intervention; participates in group and educational sessions; assists in completing discharge and transition plans and completes required Electronic Health Records (EHR).
  • Transports program participants in the company vehicle to offsite appointments, as needed.
  • Advocates for clients at appointments as needed


  • PROGRAM ENTRANCE MONITORING: Monitor entrance to permit only authorized persons entry (as per program guidance), in order to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.  Ensures sign in and out of participants
  • BAG & PERSON SCREENING: Monitors search all participants’ belongings being brought into the Program each time a participant enters, including their pockets, while monitoring for any signs of substance use or bringing contraband into the program. This is a critical step in ensuring the safety and security of everyone. It is important to treat every participant with equal dignity and professionalism every time they are screened.
  • Monitor premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of the program by walking the grounds and monitoring surroundings when outside accompanying beneficiaries and making reports as needed.


  • While monitoring premises and assisting clients, observe Program premises to ensure safe operations; report and correct any spills, unsafe working conditions, or defective equipment.
  • Know location of fire exits, be prepared to assist participants in case of any emergency.  
  • Monitor clients and conduct room checks; maintain records of client compliance of program rules, report to clinical/case management staff, assist clinical/case management staff as required.
  • Call Police or Fire Department in cases of emergency, such as fire, medical or psychiatric issues, or presence of unauthorized clients/persons.


  • As a non-profit agency, SCADP must utilize all limited resources effectively and protect from theft loss or damage to the Program’s assets.  Report all suspicious events to direct supervisor.
  • Responsible to complete written reports and incidents logs of daily activities and irregularities, such as: unusual occurrences, equipment or property damage, theft, and presence of unauthorized persons.


  • Learn, understand and practice the professionalism expected – Put clients’/participants’ needs first.


  • Take messages for clients and staff, monitor doors and greet visitors.
  • Maintain office housekeeping; verifies all common areas, laundry areas and restrooms are clean and disinfected & fully operational
  • Monitor and records client self-administration of medication in accordance with organization Policies and Procedures
  • As required by the Program, assist Program staff during provision of services to clients/participants, including meal preparation/serving, set-up for classes, meetings, recreation, and other Program events.

    Inputs required data to computer systems and logs (EHR and other databases as required)
    Other duties that may arise to support the Program mission and goals



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Registered and in good standing in an Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification program by an approved accrediting organization (CCAPP, CADTP or CADEE) (this registration requirement must be met within 60 days of hire)
  • Ability to communicate in American Sign Language


  • Basic Microsoft operating system skills: Outlook, Office, Word, and Excel
  • Database Experience


  • Knowledge of substance use disorder and family dynamics related to substance abuse
  • Able to work in a continuous learning environment
  • Effective English written and oral communications skills
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule (evenings and weekends required)
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards


  • Patient, able to be a calming influence in stressful situation
  • Culturally sensitive and competent


  • AA or higher degree in related field  
  • American Sign Language Certificate
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish and English preferred
  • Understanding of harm reduction (non-abstinence) approach with participant substance use
  • Willing to work with substance abuse clients who may have mental health, LGBTQ and/or HIV/AIDS concerns

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 as required by the federal government 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.