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Substance Abuse Specialist/Case Manager

Job Code: 487
Program/Department: Behavioral Health
Reports To: Substance Abuse Coordinator
Salary Range: Staring salary based on experience, qualification, and budget. (100% time – 40 hours per week) Non-exempt.

Position Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Substance Abuse Coordinator, the Substance Abuse Specialist/Case Manager provides assessment, case management, and counseling designed to determine comprehensive care needs and to effectively link persons into the appropriate services for their substance use disorder.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Provides community education about opioid use disorders and treatment options
  2. Accepts referrals from PCPs and goes to JWCH clinic locations to provide short term educational/motivational intervention along with assessment of placement criteria to determine level of care, offer menu of options, and link to appropriate care service
  3. Provides case management and support to persons who enter the medication assisted treatment service to ensure engagement, retention, and treatment completion concurrently with a behavioral counseling intervention
  4. Provides case management to achieve housing stabilization and development of drug free social support
  5. Participate actively as a part of the substance abuse care team at one of two MAT hubs
  6. Interface with outside agencies that are providing client services in collaboration
  7. Utilizes compassion and knowledge of opioid and other substance abuse with clients
  8. Maintains client confidentiality per HIPAA and 42 CFR federal regulations
  9. Ensures thorough documentation of assessment for level of care and treatment needs, client motivation, barriers to care access, treatment plan, case management, progress, etc.
  10. Prepares care coordination and case management plans and implements them
  11. Documents accurately and timely in medical record
  12. Enters data for project evaluation and analysis, helps to prepare reports for grant, and ensures collected data is securely kept/maintained
  13. Participates in all staff, team, and community meetings as required
  14. Demonstrates courtesy, mutual respect and compassion in dealing with others
  15. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field
  2. Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling from an approved organization with the CA DHCS
  3. A valid California Driver’s License and an insurable driving record under the agency’s liability policy
  4. Two years experience in a health care setting
  5. Two years experience working with substance abuse counseling
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  7. Ability to work independently with proactive style, taking initiative
  8. Willing and able to work effectively with low income, trauma-involved, and homeless individuals.

 To apply, please fax or email resume or list of qualifications including the job code number to:

JWCH Institute, Inc.
5650 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040
Attn: Human Resources Department
Job Code:  487
Fax Number (323) 215-0170
E-Mail cespinoza

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) consider JWCH Institute, Inc. / Wesley Health Centers and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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