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Case Manager, AOD I

Residential Alcohol & Drug Treatment | 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 treatment services to individuals throughout Los Angeles.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Case Manager, AOD I, assesses participants and coordinates access to medical, prevocational, or other community services.  The Case Manager is the primary point of contact to coordinate services and care for assigned clients.  In collaboration with the AOD Counselor and therapist, the Case Manager ensures that critical linkages to support services meet the medical, mental health, and housing of the participant are consistently and effectively delivered.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with individuals (and families as appropriate) to collect functional, environmental, psycho-social, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate
    • Assess barriers facing the clients and develop a case plan
    • Coordinate individualized planning with clients to meet short- and long-term needs
    • Provide service linkages and support systems to ensure identified needs are met
    • Coordinate services with parole, probation, DCFS and community health care providers
  • Coordinates case conferences with clients, consults with service team, monitors progress of clients on case plan, assists clients to meet the agreed upon goals.
  • Acts as advocate for client before community, social service, and administrative bodies as needed; facilitates support groups and client participation
  • Network and communicate with referral agencies and community resources, as well as family members
    • Responsible for applying for benefits or transferring benefits from previous county of residence to Los Angeles County for beneficiaries who have moved
    • Facilitate necessary transitions in substance abuse treatment between levels of care (from residential to outpatient treatment, etc.)
  • Other duties as may be required to meet program goals, and the goals of program participants

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

  • Certified by CCAPP, CADTP and/or CADEE

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1-year of general experience in case management

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of the disease of alcoholism/drug abuse
  • Understanding and experience working with recovering individuals and their impacted family members
  • Understanding and familiarity with 12 Step Programs, substance abuse recovery and related issues
  • Minimum of 2 years sobriety, if recovering

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, and power-point

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English language
  • 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

COMPETENCIES:

  • Build rapport with those encountered in all aspects the work day
  • Build trust, act trustworthy
  • Active listening (reflective listening)
  • Follow instructions and SCADP procedures
  • Learn and apply principles of client-centered, strength-based counselling (including the principles of the recovery model and trauma-informed practice)
  • Able to identify successes, challenges, and barriers impacting the completion of plans prepared for clients
  • Apply principles of professional boundaries and ethics to on the job situations
  • Able to de-escalate threatening/volatile situations with clients, or in the workplace

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of experience working with target population
  • Knowledge of/experience with substance abuse services in L.A. County

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.