Clinician II/Quality Assurance, Substance Abuse Services

Performs clinical review and quality assurance functions to ensure the delivery of quality substance use disorder (SUD) services to clients. Provides LPHA (Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts) duties, such as determining and documenting medical necessity for ASAM levels of care.

Essential duties: Performs clinical review of client treatment, discharge and aftercare plans. Performs clinical review of counselors’ documentation of treatment activities. Reviews and approves treatment plans for all levels of care. Provides direct SUD assessment and counseling services to unit clients as appropriate and needed. Ensures that clinical data is entered accurately and in a timely manner into Avatar (County EMR). Coordinates client care with Behavioral Health and private insurance company staff. Provides training and support to staff and assists with clinical and programmatic supervision of staff. Networks with community organizations, liaison and collateral contacts with community groups and referral sources. Provides public relations and public speaking as representative of unit and agency. Provides shift coverage as needed. Fills in during absence of SPO. To be available for on-call status to work in any Unit within the Agency, as required, including on-call status for 24-hour crisis intervention.

The Clinician II/Quality Assurance, Substance Abuse Services position requires mastery of clinical skills in treating substance use disorders. This key position must be able to assess the therapeutic needs of the clients and the skills of the counseling staff, and provide direction for overall clinical approach. The person must also work closely with the Senior Program Officer to implement program directives and develop ongoing program policy.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates for this position must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or hold a doctoral degree in psychology acceptable to the California Board of Psychology. A valid California driver’s license is required. Preference will be given to persons with clinical supervision experience.

* CHS may, at its sole discretion, consider pre-licensed candidates. Salary will be adjusted accordingly.

Starting pay $5,053- $5,571 a month D.O.E. Additional 5% if Bilingual (E/S). Generous benefits package including dental and vision coverage. AA/EOE.