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Program Specialist - Drug Medi-Cal

Drug Medi-Cal Programs | 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 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.

Job Description:

Program Specialist - Drug Medi-Cal is an administrative position that works in collaboration with the program manager to ensure fluid and effective processes

Scope of Duties: The program specialist is responsible for providing program support by facilitating program goals and objectives. Program Specialist, in the absence of the program manager, is responsible for communicating with management regarding day-to-day operations

  • Oversees administrative operations in the absence of the program manager
  • Works in coordination with the program manager to ensure process compliance.
  • Coordinates and maintains administrative documentation (i.e. Petty Cash,Office Depot, work orders, etc)
  • Provides general office support including but not limited to answering phones, scheduling ASAM assessments, faxing, scanning and taking staff meeting meeting minutes
  • Works in collaboration with Operations to ensure licenses, certifications, CEUs, etc. are up-to-date and within the guidelines of all regulations
  • May assist in verifying essential treatment note information (i.e. units of services, time start and end time)
  • Completes and submits billing to Operations in the absence of the billing clerk
  • Assist in medication book auditing and medication destruction procedures
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time



  • High school diploma


  • At least 3 years of administrative work experience


  • Must have completed module 1 from American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Knowledge of basic research techniques, basic office equipment, customer service, of grammatically correct written communication, and the ability to evaluate and make recommendations on how to improve processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication, set priorities, handle multiple tasks, good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Detail oriented, accurate, analytical, organized and meets established deadlines, dependable, collaborative, have regular/dependable attendance, be prompt, positive mindset, flexible, and organized

Technology Skills:

  • Must be computer literate and be comfortable working with Word, Excel and emails
  • Proficient in understanding and communication of the spoken and written English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or Alcohol and Drug Certification
  • Have completed module 1 from American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Good typing skills including 10 key
  • 3 years administrative work experience in the field of Substance Use Disorder


Line of Authority: This position reports to the Program Manager, who will supervise the duties and job performance.


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