Certified Substance Use Disorder Case Manager - In-Custody

Job Overview

Are you culturally competent and excited to work with a diverse population?  Do you have the ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility?  Do you consider yourself self-motivated and dependable?  Are you passionate about helping people make and sustain change in their lives? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Certified Substance Use Disorder Case Manager opening at our In-Custody program at the Lynwood Jail located in Los Angeles, CA!  The ideal candidate has experience facilitating substance use disorder (SUD) education and treatment counseling in the forms of individual and group counseling sessions and SUD brief interventions.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has experience working successfully with a criminal justice population and with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal backgrounds, and other potential barriers.  In this position you will gain experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing SUD services to incarcerated women. Sound interesting? Below you will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and requirements for this position.

The Correctional Health Services - Substance Use Disorder (CHS-SUD) program is a collaboration between the Department of Public Heath - Substance abuse Prevention and Control (DPH-SAPC), the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD), and the Department of Health Services (DHS), and establishes in-custody SUD treatment services at the Lynwood Jail (female general population).  The CHS-SUD program is built upon evidence-based treatment models that address such issues as substance abuse , trauma, risk for criminal recidivism, and relapse prevention. The program addresses the varied needs of the inmate population, by offering programming focused on SUD education, treatment services with different levels of care, including individual and group counseling services, case management, and community reintegration. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Case Manager communicates with network providers as participants move between levels of care and into post-discharge recovery services to support successful transition(s).  
  • Performs regular assessments and reassessments to determine need for continued services at the appropriate level, transitions in level of care, treatment plan development and updates, coordination of referrals (including connections with and transportation to physical and mental health services), monitor progress in services, and patient advocacy.
  • Provides individualized intervention, assistance in accessing public benefits/Medi-Cal Outreach and Enrollment; information/referral regarding access to health; and encourages participation in educational opportunities, such as self-help support groups. 
  • Develops individualized treatment plans and monitors progress in achieving goals. 
  • Provides follow-up supportive services to enrolled participants in accordance with program policies and procedures. Coordinates, prepares, and maintains required charting and documentation in a timely and thorough manner. 
  • Maintains participant records according to HIPAA and 42 CFR, adheres to all participant confidentiality requirements and standards. 
  • Provides direct services to incarcerated female participants to plan their successful return to the community to assist them with accessing supportive resources following release.
  • Co-facilitates EBP groups, with the certified SUD counselors; also co facilitates process groups. 
  • Works with program SUD counselors to ensure that each participant’s transition plan is consistent with her individualized treatment and rehabilitation plan. 
  • Creates and develops relationships with community providers of housing, employment, education, food assistance, childcare support, substance abuse treatment, primary care, mental health treatment, and other supportive services that will benefit the CHS participant population upon reentry to the community. Maintains copies of provider literature and program materials for participants to review. 


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Certification from a recognized certifying organization, agency, or Board evidencing training and expertise in areas appropriate to and related to CHS program elements (CAADA, CCAADE, or CADTP)
  • 2 years experience providing SUD services 
  • Must not be on active parole or probation  
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and Internet applications
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
Compensation: $16.00-$18.00
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Status: Full Time
Benefits: plus we offer a generous benefits package with free medical and dental options!
City: Los Angeles
Hours/wk: 40

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