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Domestic Violence Therapist Part Time Angel Step Inn

Residential Alcohol & Drug Treatment | Downey, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:


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 Inn is a safe, confidential home for victims of domestic violence, who may or may not have a history of consuming alcohol and/or drugs. We assist all victims of intimate partner violence regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, with or without children.


The Domestic Violence Therapist works as part of a team providing emergency supportive counseling, support groups, and social services to adult, adolescent, and child survivors of domestic violence.  The Domestic Violence Therapist is responsible for providing counseling services to residential clients. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse, as set forth in California Penal Code Section 11165.7.  The Therapist will also provide advocacy, support and information to survivors navigating community agencies and systems to help reduce the impact of violence in their lives.  


  • Conduct assessment interviews and develop comprehensive treatment plans with clients, update plans throughout counselling relationship.
    • Provide crisis intervention as indicated
    • Provide early interventions and referrals to speciality mental health services as needed
  • Provide individual and group therapy to adult, adolescent and child survivors of domestic violence to further treatment plans
  • Maintain clinical documentation and ensure documentation is up-to-date and reflective of services provided; provide data to meet funder reporting and productivity requirements, Adhere to clinical standards and HIPPA, close files as clients depart shelter
  • Attend weekly case management meetings with Angel Step Inn staff to monitor client progress, while adhering to confidentiality requirements to only share client information within the organization when it meets the needs of the client
  • Seek professional development, maintain licensure with BBS, participate in In-Service training
  • Other duties as may be required to achieve program goals



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • Master’s degree in behavioral science field from Accredited University
  • Active LMFT or LCSW with BBS
  • 40-hour domestic violence certificate


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in counseling field related to domestic violence


  • Knowledge of the principles of crisis counseling and counseling victims of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of HIPPA and other confidentiality requirements
  • Knowledge of DSM-V mental health disorders


  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office suite, including: MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel; knowledge of database entry and use


  • Strong communication skills, including written and spoken English
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with good problem-solving skills
  • Able to provide evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • 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


  • Communicates effectively and sensitively with diverse population, dependable, collaborative, prompt, have regular/dependable attendance, positive mindset, flexible, and organized.

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.