Case Manager AOD II La Casita
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.
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, as well as pregnant and postpartum in a residential setting.
The program combines substance use treatment, counseling services, life skills, onsite employment development, healthy meal planning with a dietician and parenting education, while also providing counseling services to the children residing within the program. Program services are extended to all members of the family.
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 II, 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 Therapist, 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
- Responsible for 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.)
- Trains and Supervises colleagues who are earning their AOD Certification (employees with current AOD Registration who are completing required supervised hour).
- Other duties as may be required to meet program goals, and the goals of program participants
- Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
- Holds an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counseling Certification from an approved Certifying Organization (CCAPP, CADTP or CADEE) (315 hours coursework + 2040-3000 hours supervised on the job training).
- 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;
- Understand and apply the principles of client-centered, strength-based practice (including the principles of the recovery model and trauma-informed practice)
- Basic Microsoft operating system skills: Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Familiar with Electronic Health Records (EHR)
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 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
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline.
- 2 years’ experience working with target population
- Knowledge of/experience with substance abuse services in L.A. County;
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