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Case Manager AOD I MC Angel Step Too

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs | Bellflower, 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.

ANGEL STEP TOO

Angel Step Too is a 6-month program designed to address co-occurring issues of substance abuse and domestic violence. This program is a second step for DV victims who are in an emergency shelter. The program provides comprehensive DV trauma counseling, Substance Use Disorder treatment, life skills, and job skills assistance for women and their children in a safe and comfortable home-like environment.  As a member of the Los Angeles County Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System provider network, Angel Step Too provides residential Substance Use Disorder treatment to women and their children.

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

In training to be an AOD counselor, the Case Manager AOD I - MC provides services to beneficiaries participating in treatment and intensive case management services to eligible clients, meeting participants at least weekly. The Case Manager is the primary point of contact to coordinate services and care for assigned clients.  

Under guidance and supervision of a Certified AOD Counselor, the Case Manager AOD I learns alcohol and drug counseling functions including screening, assessment, and intake.  Meets annual renewal requirements and submits annual renewal of Registration until Certification is earned.   

Each Case Manager handles a caseload of individuals in need of a wide variety of human services resources and provides the full range of services available, as described below:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct 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 fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling Registration by an approved accrediting organization (CCAPP, CADTP or CADEE)

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;
  • Know and Apply the principles of client-centered, strength-based practice (including the principles of the recovery model and trauma-informed practice)
  • Minimum of 2 years sobriety, if recovering

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system, navigating 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 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:

  • AA or higher degree in Behavioral Science
  • 2 years’ experience working with target population
  • Knowledge of/expertise with substance abuse services in LA 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.