Volunteers of America Los Angeles Licensed Therapist - Central City Recovery in Los Angeles, California

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.

60 to 90 day co-ed program offering treatment for substance abuse disorder/co-occurring mental health issues including assessments, individual and group therapy, treatment planning, case management & referrals. We assist a diverse population of underserved patients some who are at risk and/or HIV positive, LBGQT, and have criminal histories. We assist our patients in achieving and maintaining sobriety thru evidence-based services; linkage with medical care and services for optimal mental 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, intakes, 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 and other documentation performed by clinical team • 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- MFT or CSW- Licensed or Registered Intern completing hours-supervision provided • Current Clinical License or registration 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