Case Manager AOD I MC Positive Steps
Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs | Downey, CA | Full Time
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.
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.
Positive Steps is a 47-bed facility serving the male population for substance abuse treatment in a residential setting for 30 to 120 days.
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
- Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling Registration by an approved accrediting organization (CCAPP, CADTP or CADEE)
- Minimum 1-year general experience in case management
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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