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Clinical Director Central City Recovery

Adult Services | Los Angeles, 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 residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment. 


 Under the joint supervision of the Assistant Director of Medicaid Services and Operations Manager, the Clinical Director I will plan, direct and supervise the delivery of clinical substance abuse and mental health treatment in accordance with the DMC-ODS Waiver, Title XXII and other federal, state, and local regulations and contracts.  The Clinical Director provides clinical supervision and direction to the licensed and unlicensed practitioners registered with the BBS of the healing arts working in all program clinics and ensures fidelity to evidenced-best practices and continuous quality improvement through the effective delivery of substance use disorder and mental health services.  The Clinical Director ensures that all patients are assessed and placed at the appropriate level of care based on DSM 5 diagnosis and medical necessity for treatment. The Clinical Supervisor I exercises independent judgment and discretion in the supervision of subordinate practitioners.  


  • Supervises the designated licensed and/or registered therapists, social workers and other clinical staff
    • Implements and communicates clinical employee performance standards in accordance with the organization policy and procedures and DMC-ODS Waiver, Title XXII and CARF standards
    • Ensures that the program approach is trauma-informed and strength-based by monitoring and participating in activities and by maintaining emotional and physical safety of the staff and clients.
  • Evaluates the quality of services provided compared to clinical best practice guidelines.
    • Processes, analyzes and reviews critical Incidents involving program participants.
    • Plans and provides training on relevant topics to clinicians, consumers and organization staff.
  • Leads or participates in workgroups to improve clinical services or processes
  • Schedules and participate in supervision meetings with assigned clinical staff to discuss and review assessments and individualized treatment plans and pressing concerns which can include workplace safety suggestions
  • Supervises service delivery to program participants, may occasionally perform any or all the duties of a clinical staff member including assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, and other therapeutic activities and their documentation.
    • Works closely with the Clinical Staff including AOD counselors to evaluate assessment of level of care, progress of clients and consult on treatment and plan of care.
    • Institutes a case conference process and attends as needed to ensure continuous evaluation of client’s treatment plan, progress, level of care and continuing care plan.
  • Responsible for conducting regular chart reviews that clinical staff completes in a timely and accurate manner client notes, charts, reports, and other documentation related to the progress of clients in the program in accordance with Title XXII and CARF standards.
  • 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.
  • Adheres to the professional ethics and conduct of conduct standards as established by professional licensure, the policies of the organization, legal, funding and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors all required training sessions of clinical staff, in accordance with the organization, state licensing, and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains personal and staff licensure, registration, or certification as required, providing BBS supervision for AMFT/ACSW seeking licensure 



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


  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from fully-accredited college or university.
  • Licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


  • Minimum of 4 years of complex clinical experience in program(s) serving homelessness, addictions, under-served populations or prison re-entry/diversion
  • Minimum of 2 years post-licensure supervision experience (meets BBS criteria for supervision of registered AMFT/ACSW)


  • Strong knowledge of case management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, client focused ideology.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy skills training (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), relapse prevention (RP), Seeking Safety
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to work with issues related to homelessness, aging in place, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma


  • Strong Microsoft operating system navigation, including Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiar with Database entry and use.


  • Mastery of clinical case management skills in social services delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Strong Communication Skills in oral and written English language.
  • Strong Ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • 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.


  • Client- focused, Proven leadership qualities: Dependable, collaborative, prompt, positive mindset, flexible, organized, comfortable with conflict resolution/mediation.


  • Supervisory experience in re-entry services or related social services field.
  • Experienced providing services to those who are recovering or dually-diagnosed

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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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.