Program Specialist Drug Medi Cal La Casita

Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs, Inc.

Downey, CA

Downey, CA, US
Downey, CA
30+ days ago

About Us:

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Program

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community members seeking alternatives to prison for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing residential treatment services and outpatient counseling services to individuals throughout Los Angeles. Offering services with a continuum of care to underserved and disadvantaged populations.


Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs provide Residential and Outpatient Treatment for adults age 18 and over with a substance-use disorder. Our services engage in an evidence-based trauma-informed care model of utilizing cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. Program emphasis includes instruction on developing coping and life skills allowing each individual to maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle and overcome the stress and barriers to successful daily living. We provide wrap-around services including assessments, individualized treatment planning, group and individual therapy, group and individual counseling, case management and linkage to community resources. All potential beneficiaries must have or qualify for Medi-Cal or My Health LA health coverage and reside in Los Angeles County. Our program services are provided in a multicultural setting with individuals of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles.

La Casita is an 18-24 bed facility serving women- parenting and non-parenting as well as pregnant and postpartum for substance abuse treatment in a residential setting for 30 to 120 days.


The Program Specialist provides administrative support and staff coordination for the program, including coordination and tracking of billing, licensing of staff, and regulatory compliance.  Works to ensure accuracy of record-keeping and streamlined processes.  Specific duties include:


  • Oversight of administrative operation of program (as directed by Program Manager)
  • Keeps program documentation and files accurately (administrative records not related to clients, i.e. petty cash, work orders, office supply orders, etc.)
  • General office support, including: scheduling client appointments and staff events, telephone answering and screening, taking staff meeting minutes.
  • Tracks staff licensing, certification and continuing education requirements, verifying that staff is keeping up to date with regulatory requirements; schedule required events and keep records of compliance.
  • As required, assists staff verification of treatment note information, coordinates work of billing clerk to ensure billing completed accurately and timely.
  • Assists Medication Book auditing and destruction of expired/unused medication.
  • Represents Program Manager during manager’s temporary absences.
  • Other duties as may be required to meet the goals of the program.



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification by an approved accrediting organization (CCAPP, CADTP or CADEE)


  • 3 years of experience in administration of human services organization


  • Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Familiar with regulatory certifications, able to research regulatory requirements
  • Understands and follows oral and written directions


  • Basic Microsoft operating system skills: Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with database applications


  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to accurately and effectively compose correspondence and reports.
  • Able to evaluate and recommend improvements to administrative processes.
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.


  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Patient, able to be a calming influence in stressful situations


  • Experience supporting substance abuse disorder treatment program

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

About the Company

Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs, Inc.