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Case Manager - AOD I -MC (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

Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs provide Residential and Outpatient Treatment for adults age 18 and over with a substance-use disorder. Our services engage in 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, individualized treatment planning, group and individual therapy, group and individual counseling, case management and linkage to community resources. All potential beneficiaries must have or qualify for Medi-Cal or My Health LA health coverage and reside in Los Angeles County. Our program services are provided in a multicultural setting with individuals of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles.

La Casita is an 18-24 bed facility serving women- parenting and non-parenting as well as pregnant and postpartum for substance abuse treatment in a residential setting for 30 to 120 days.


JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Case Manager, AOD I, assesses participants and coordinates access to physical and/or mental healthcare and 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  needs of the participant and are consistently and effectively delivered.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with individuals 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.
  • Provides communication and participation progress for client to 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 other community supports
  • Documents all sessions and linkage to resources in EHR
  • 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 by one of the certifying agencies, CAAPP, CADEE, CADTP


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 substance abuse recovery and related issues;


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.