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Licensed Therapist – Skid Row

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.

Six (6) month co-ed program offering substance abuse disorder/co-occurring mental health issues treatment for those who are at risk for HIV or HIV positive, LGBT, and ex-offenders with wrap-around services including assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, case management & referrals, and mental health therapy as needed. We assist at risk and/or HIV positive clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety thru evidence-based services; linkage with medical care and services for optimal health, case management, discharge planning and aftercare are strongly encouraged for continued support.

Responsibilities:

Under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Director, this position will:

  • Conduct patients screening, medical intake, orientation, and assessment functions necessary to complete admission and screen for continuing stay criteria based on ASAM criteria and DSM 5 to assess medical necessity and diagnosis
  • Design and implement individual treatment plan for each patient based upon needs assessment at intake
  • Review individualized treatment plans
  • Conduct individual, group, and didactic group sessions as needed
  • Case management and referral, clinical reviews and weekly quality assurance and utilization review
  • Attends staff meeting, case conferences, and required training to ensure continuum and quality care

Requirements:

  • Registered/Licensed under the Board of Behavioral Services (BBS) or under supervision accruing hours
  • Clinical Degree (Licensed) California MFCC - LCSW required
  • Current Clinical License in good standing
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in counseling capacity with experience working with indigent populations
  • Ability to assess medical necessity for individuals seeking substance abuse treatment
  • Knowledge of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and ability to navigate ASAM system

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation
  • Experience and knowledge of treatment plan design and case management
  • Knowledge of drug Medi-Cal state program
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed care and motivational interviewing

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer