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Licensed Therapist - Downey OutPatient

Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment | Downey, CA | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community volunteers seeking alternatives for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing more than 500 residential treatment beds and outpatient counseling to over 1,500 individuals.


SCOPE OF DUTIES:             Under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Director and  the operations supervision of the Program Manager, the therapist will assess patients, evaluate medical necessity for treatment services and provide therapeutic counseling.  The therapist shall work in collaboration with key program staff to assist in meeting the overall needs of patients.

  • Perform screening, intake, orientation, and assessment functions necessary to complete admission and screen for continuing stay criteria based on ASAM Criteria.
  • Assess medical necessity for treatment and complete diagnosis based on DSMIV or DSM 5 evaluation.
  • Perform client screening and assessment using ASAM  Criteria and repeat at 90 day intervals following the initial assessment to measure change and guide continuing care or aftercare plans.
  • Deliver treatment using trauma informed approach and evidences based practice protocols.
  • Work with the AOD Counselor and Case Manager to design and implement an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
  • Provide individual, group and family counseling.
  • Maintain complete, timely, confidential and accurate treatment records.
  • Provide field based services as indicated.
  • Ensure adherence to DMC-ODS Waiver, Title XXII, and CARF standards and actively support quality assurance and utilization management protocols.
  • Act as a client advocate to agencies and persons when appropriate.
  • Respond to client crises and emergencies as needed.
  • Participate in routine clinical supervision with Clinical Director..
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, required training to ensure continuum and quality of care.
  • Assist with training and/or education projects for staff, clients, community, etc.
  • Serve as a role model through positive, appropriate conduct and participation in special agency events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Current California therapeutic license (LCSW, LMFT or other therapeutic license OR registered candidate for licensure under supervision
  • Masters Degree from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge and experience in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and recovery.
  • Experience working with substance abuse population preferred
  • Ability to comply with internal, local, state. and federal regulations and policies.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required documentation.
  • Ability to work and communicate with others as a team member.
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural competency and sensitivity.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of continued sobriety if recovering