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Clinician - Registered (Central City Recovery)

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.

We are a 2 month co-ed program offering Substance Use Disorder/Co-occurring mental health treatment for those who are eligible under the DMC Managed Care Program. We offer wrap around services including assessments, individual counseling, treatment planning, case management, referrals and mental health therapy as needed. We assist at risk patients in achieving and maintaining sobriety through evidence based services. linkage with medical care for optimal health.

Responsibilities:

The Clinician will:

  • Perform client 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 the ASAM Criteria following the initial assessment to measure change and guide continuing care or aftercare plans
  • Deliver treatment using trauma informed approach and evidenced based practice protocols
  • Provide individual, group and family counseling
  • Participate in case conferences and utilization review meetings
  • 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 the 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, residents, community, etc
  • Serve as a role model through positive, appropriate conduct and participation in special agency events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Master of Science or Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Psychology.
  • Registered with the CA BBS
  • Knowledge and experience in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and recovery.
  • Ability to develop rapport with substance-abusing populations
  • Ability to apply organizational management skills and maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required documentation
  • Ability to comply with internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies
  • Ability to work and communicate with others as a team member
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural competency and sensitivity; bi-lingual skills helpful
  • Three years’ of continuous sobriety if recovering

Additional Requirements:

  • Computer literate; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Strong Note writing skills
  • Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize an electronic clinical management system
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual Spanish, helpful

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer