Substance Use Disorder Clinical Team Leader - SUD IOP Pasadena

Job Overview

HealthRight360/Prototypes set the standard for comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based services. To be most effective in assisting in our clients' recovery, Prototypes' substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs are designed to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment services for individuals aged 18 and older. Outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are available as well as services designed specifically for pregnant and parenting mothers, for parents who have an open case with child protective services, and for adults in the criminal or family court systems. All of our staff members are specially trained to assist clients with these unique issues in individual and group service formats.

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinical Team Leader (CTL) is a masters or above level Licensed practitioner of the healing arts (LPHA) registered with the BBS or CBP. The SUD CTL aids in clinical oversight of staff to Program supervisor to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals in accordance with HealthRIGHT 360’s philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The SUD CTL is responsible for providing direct service as necessary and within scope of practice, which may include crisis intervention, assessments, individual services, group services, case conferences, and treatment plans as assigned by the manager. The SUD CTL helps with overseeing client care as it relates to staff scheduling, outside agency relations, and other tasks as assigned by the Program supervisor, as well as other daily activities essential to incorporating the agencies mission and values as a part of our service delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying treatment oversight needs for the team and communicating the needs to the Program supervisor.
  • Responsible for supporting all direct reports submitting documentation in accordance with program requirements and in compliance with all compliance and regulatory requirements and agency’s policies and procedures. This includes timeliness of documentation with progress notes being completed no later than the following business day, assessments, treatment plans, and discharges occur on time.
  • Gives ongoing feedback to direct service staff in a timely manner. Maintains open communication with the Program supervisor concerning employee matters/needs and seeks consultation when needed.
  • Responsible for providing feedback related to direct report performance management including, performance improvement plans, formal written warning notices.
  • Responsible for clinical and administrative oversight of all treatment services provided by direct reports within scope of practice.
  • Responsible for reviewing clinical documentation and providing co-signature as applicable.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all programmatic or project contractual requirements.
  • Consults and collaborates with the manager concerning client assignment and workload distribution across the team.
  • Direct Service as necessary and within scope of practice, which may include crisis intervention, assessments, individual services, group services, case conferences, and treatment plans as assigned by the manager.
  • Assumes ownership for any crisis situation as it relates to service delivery and sees it through to completion.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Educational Requirements:

  • MSW, MFT, LPCC, or PsyD from a regionally accredited graduate school and registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or the California Board of Psychology (CBP).


  • Minimum of one year experience providing supervision to direct service providers in comparable size agencies with similar clients.
  • Experience with effective treatment and management of clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with providing trauma informed services.
  • Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Background Clearance:

  • Must not be on parole or probation for a minimum of two years.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Compensation: $60,000.00-$62,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Pasadena, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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