Licensed Clinician for Safe Haven Program – Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Santa Fe Springs, CA

Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse


Position: Licensed Clinician

Salary: Upon Discussion

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Team, the Licensed Clinician at Safe Haven is responsible for clinical duties to inspire patient’s wellness and recovery goals.

Safe Haven:

  • A short- term crisis residential Transitional Program
  • Provides mental health services in a safe and homelike environment
  • A place for clients to reach their wellness and recovery goals, reducing involuntary hospitalization
  • 24- hour program with licensed medical staff, therapists and counselors
  • Assistance and planning for discharge and recovery support

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Licensed Clinician shall be on the premises the number of hours necessary to manage and administer the treatment program of the facility in compliance with California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 3.5, Sections 531 through 535 and Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 2, Sections 81001(l)(5), (s)(2) and (t)(2).
  • Ensure communication with the licensee concerning the operation of the facility.
  • Conduct mental health evaluations and assessments for all patients to determine the most appropriate treatment and level of care required.
  • Provide specialized consultation and therapeutic treatment for clients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses or disorders.
  • Facilitate various group activities as needed, particularly clinical groups on topics such as seeking safety, psychiatric medication, and etc.
  • Work with staff and participants to ensure a healthy and effective therapeutic community environment in the CRTP.
  • Provide 1:1 crisis intervention and de-escalation.
  • Provide clinical supervision of LPHA’s, master level interns and group facilitators, as requested
  • Review and approve treatment plans, when required
  • Comply with confidentiality, HIPAA, mandated reporting, and comply with agency practices, policies and procedures
  • Participate in continuing education, as required by Licensing bodies and/ or agency;
  • Schedule, coordinate, attend and participate in regular, on-going in-service trainings for the benefit of the agency;
  • Participate in staff meetings as required


  • License from the state of California as LCSW or LMFT required;
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant clinical treatment experience under DMH;
  • Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of addiction, recovery, Co-dependency, family systems theory, and treatment skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Maintain a yearly CPR Certification and First Aid Certification
  • Bilingual English /Spanish preferred


  • Master Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or other related Human Services field from an accredited school (minimum requirement).

Must be able to pass the following pre-employment screenings:

  • Background check, including criminal history (LA CADA considers all applicants equally and will take into account each applicant’s individual life circumstances).
  • Drug and health screen, including negative TB test
  • Employment and education verification

The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) is a licensed and certified substance use and behavioral treatment provider by the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.

LA CADA was founded in 1971, and we are proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary this spring. Initially LA CADA serviced those with addiction and behavioral challenges, after much growth and development we with our multiple sites & multidisciplinary approach we service the following:

  • Adult services
  • Violence Treatment/Prevention Client Engagement & Navigation Services (CENS)
  • Residential Treatment
  • Recovery Bridge Housing (RBH)
  • Outpatient Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Domestic Violence Offenders for Male and Female Offenders
  • Domestic Violence for Victims
  • Probation approved parenting program
  • HIV/AIDS Education Prevention
  • Parent Support Group
  • Wellness Center
  • Treatment for Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Culturally Responsive Services (LGBTQ)
  • Systems-Impacted Services (Persons Experiencing Homeless; PEH)

L.A. CADA also offers Drug Education / Diversion, Parenting Education, Anger Management, and Domestic Violence counseling services, authorized or approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Probation, the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and / or meeting the requirements of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Additionally, L.A. CADA offers HIV / AIDS prevention and intervention services, including HIV testing.

LA CADA is committed to servicing an underserved and vulnerable population. Our staff is dedicated to provide a tailored treatment fitted for individuals and their families. Here at LA CADA all staff are provided on-going training and professional development to help our community.

LA CADA offers competitive salary, 100% paid medical & dental health plans, vision, sponsored life insurance, additional life & incidental insurance plans, 403B retirement, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Time-Off: vacation, sick, COVID, bereavement, observe 11 paid holidays, eligible PSLF (Public Student Loan Forgiveness), in-house PCR & rapid COVID-19 testing, continuing education units and room to grow.

Be a part of making a positive difference. Apply today!

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Master’s (Required)


  • Department of Mental Health: 2 years (Preferred)


  • LMFT or LCSW (Required)

Work Location: One location

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