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Case Manager - AOD I (La Casita)

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 counseling services to individuals throughout Los Angeles. Offering services with a continuum of care to under served and disadvantaged populations.


La Casita

La Casita is a member of the Los Angeles County Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System provider network. As a Certified Drug Medi-Cal Provider, the program provides residential Substance Use Disorder treatment to women and their children.  La Casita is a per-natal residential program.

Women are assessed using the full American Society of Addiction Medicine Assessment and receive the following services: Education and counseling groups, individual counseling sessions with Substance Abuse Specialist and/or a therapist, case management, transportation, and random drug screening. Services will be provided, free of cost, to Medi-Cal and My Health LA qualified individuals who meet medical necessity. Assistance with enrolling in Medi-Cal or My Health LA programs is available.


JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Case Manager, AOD I, assesses participants and coordinates access to medical, educational, social, prevocational, vocational, rehabilitative, 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 LPHA, the Case Manager ensures that critical linkages to support services meet the medical, mental health, housing and education needs 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
  • 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 judicial, 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 and natural supports
  • Other duties as may be required to meet the goals of La Casita, and the program participants

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, and employment and education verification.


EDUCATION:

  • Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC)


EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 1-year 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;
  • Knowledge of/experience with substance abuse services in L.A. County;
  • Understanding and familiarity with 12 Step Programs, substance abuse recovery and related issues;
  • Minimum of 3 years sobriety, if recovering


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, 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 deescalate threatening/volatile situations with clients, or in the workplace


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years’ experience working with target population


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.