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AMFT-ASW Residential Clinician

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Residential Treatment for your substance-use disorder, the program ranges from 30 to 120 days depending on medical necessity and the need of a controlled environment to establish a foundation for recovery. Our co-ed program provides 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, individual and group therapy and counseling, treatment planning, case management and referrals. All potential patients must have or qualify for Medi-Cal or My Health LA coverage within Los Angeles County. Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria: be over 18 years of age, have an imminent need for substance-use disorder treatment, and to be comfortable in a multicultural setting with individuals of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Perform client screening, intake, orientation, assessment and treatment planning functions based on ASAM Criteria. Assess medical necessity for treatment and complete diagnosis based on DSM V. Ensure adherence to DMC-ODS Waiver, Title XXII, CARF standards and HIPPA
  • Provide individual, group and family therapeutic counseling using a trauma informed approach and evidenced based practice protocols.
  • Provides timely documentation in Electronic Health Record system and client files
  • Maintains the dignity and personal rights of all clients as highlighted by deploying clear and skilled crisis communication, evasion techniques when participants display hostile or volatile behaviors.
  • Develops positive workplace relationships with staff and peers by offering appropriate support while maintaining a high level of professionalism

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, and/or marriage and family therapy from an accredited graduate school
  • Current state intern number required from California BBS

Experience:

  • Electronic Health Records experience and knowledge
  • Alcohol and Drug residential treatment experience
  • ASAM knowledge
  • Knowledge of Drug Medi-Cal and Los Angeles County services provision
  • Experienced with moderate to severe mental health symptoms
  • Diagnosis and treatment delivery

Knowledge:

  •  Ability to work in fast paced atmosphere and understand the disease of addiction
  • Ability to deescalate clients and role model professional clinical standards for staff
  • Ability to focus on treatment delivery in distracting environment and set boundaries with clients

Technology Skills:

  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alcohol and Drug Certification
  • Bilingual
Volunteers of America 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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