Alpha Project for the Homeless
  • Vista, CA, USA
  • $30.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Therapists, in collaboration with the Director of Alcohol and Drug Services, Case Managers, and Substance Abuse Counselors, will be responsible for case management, mental health assessment, provide group and individual counseling and develop an individual treatment plan.


Client Treatment 80%

  • Develop, record, and monitor (weekly basis) clients Individual Treatment Plans to ensure progress toward client's treatment;
  • Conduct Mental Health screenings and assessments;
  • Facilitate co-occurring treatment groups;
  • Provide crisis intervention; and
  • Provide clinical support to alcohol and drug counselors.

Administration 10%

  • Maintain appropriate documentation regarding client's progress, services received in individual resident case files; and
  • Coordinate and schedule appropriate client services with internal and external entities to meet client's needs and treatment goals.

Reporting & Compliance 10%

  • Complete and submit time-sensitive reports to referring entities and/or agents; and
  • Ensure compliance with organization, contractual, local, state, and federal mandates, including confidentiality laws.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.


The physical demands/conditions described below are representative of those that must be met/tolerated by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Sitting at a desk for sometimes long and continuous periods of time;
  • Answering or making calls on the telephone for sometimes long and continuous periods of time;
  • Using a keyboard to perform research, and to communicate through written means for sometimes long and continuous periods of time;
  • Looking at a computer monitor for sometimes long and continuous periods of time;
  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching, lifting, and stooping; and
  • Exposure to moderate to loud noise level.


Team Members must demonstrate the ability to follow policies and procedures as established in the Company's Employee Handbook. Team Members will also contribute to a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner such that they get along with all constituent groups, co-workers, and management.

In addition, the education, experience, and other skills listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


  • Master's in Social Work or Counseling, or LCSW or MFT, required.


  • CAARR and/or CAADAC certification preferred.


  • 3 - 5 years in case management, mental health, dual diagnosis, and substance abuse fields.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Bilingual skills of any language, particularly, Spanish, preferred;
  • Substance abuse treatment experience in a group setting, preferred;
  • Strong critical thinking when making a treatment plan; and
  • Strong ability to actively listen.


  • High proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Clarity; and
  • Working knowledge of all standard office equipment.
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