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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor - Case Manager - Evenings Cornerstone of Southern California Santa Ana, CA 92705 Full-time - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Nov 22, 2021

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Urgently hiring

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    • CADC (Required)

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Health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid time off
401(k) matching
Life insurance

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Company Overview

Cornerstone of Southern California is one of the longest running treatment centers in Southern California. Cornerstone was founded in 1984 by current Medical Director Michael Stone, MD. For over 37 years, Cornerstone and its expert staff have been committed to providing the highest level of quality, and ethical care management for individuals suffering from a wide range of Substance Use Disorders and addictions.

CCAPP/CAADE Certification Required

The Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of various therapeutic services at Cornerstone which provides optimal quality care and consistency to both the client and the course of their recovery. The therapeutic services to apply to all programs, i.e. residential, outpatient, Alternative Sentencing, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Delivers various therapeutic services in all of the recovery programs at Cornerstone.

a. Screens and evaluates prospective clients to Cornerstone prior to admission, employing intervention techniques, interviewing and assessment skills.

b. Provides appropriate referral options when indicated.

c. Initiates personal contact with newly admitted clients providing support and orientation to the program philosophy.

d. Conducts the Psychosocial Assessment, assessing the client’s needs and identifying presenting problems. Summarizes findings in the written, integrated assessment. Demonstrates ability to develop Integrated Summaries relative to the clinical and psychiatric antecedents of the dependency process.

e. Carries “on-call” cell phone for weekend and night coverage.

2. Conducts groups and individual sessions to clients per program standards.

a. Utilizes clinical skills to facilitate group process and individual/family sessions.

b. Documents, on a daily basis, the client’s progress and participation.

c. Conducts all care in a professional and therapeutic manner, placing the client’s dignity and rights above personality differences.

3. Develops and implements an individualized recovery plan for each client using measurable goals and objectives.

a. Obtains information from the intake assessment, medical history questionnaire and physical screening, family assessment and psychosocial assessment and uses this information to formulate a recovery plan that is individualized within 72 hours of admission.

b. Reviews and updates the recovery plan through written documentation on the Recovery Plan Review (weekly) at the clinical staffing.

c. Provides opportunity for client input into their recovery plan. Meets individually with the client periodically before and after weekly staffing.

d. Assists the client in discharge planning as needed, i.e. provides referrals when necessary.

e. Directs the client to the continuing care program - collects the “Discharge Plan” prior to discharge.

4. Prepares and presents didactic lectures on the aspects of addiction as well as relapse prevention, as directed.

a. Obtains and utilizes appropriate visual and teaching aids, i.e. videos, chalkboard and materials.

b. Appraises the subject matter of the presentations periodically to ensure that information being delivered conveys the current trends, concepts and statistics in the field.

5. Communicates the client’s progress through record-keeping and verbal interaction with the Cornerstone clients and personnel.

a. Maintains appropriate written documentation in the client’s chart on a daily basis, i.e. progress notes, recovery plans, recovery plan updates, and discharge criteria update.

b. Maintains professional rapport with the referral source as well as utilization review personnel.

c. Keeps Cornerstone office staff appraised of pertinent interaction with clients.

d. Assists in orientation and guidance of new employees.

7. Maintains current licensure/certification, when applicable.

a. Submits a copy of current certification related to the addiction field.

8. Attends all meetings as required. Maintains professional relationships.

a. Clinical staffing once a week.

b. Team meeting as required.

c. Clinical Supervision as scheduled.

d. Works in cooperation with Administration, therapy staff and ancillary staff members to establish consistent, therapeutic interventions to ensure optimum individual progress.

e. Any additional meeting/committees as requested by supervisor.

9. Attends required/staff inservice training as required by the policy and procedure manual.

a. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional growth.

b. Reads current professional literature to keep informed of professional techniques, theories and procedures.

10. Observes Cornerstone personnel requirements contained in the policy and procedure manual.

a. Conforms to current and ethical laws of CADAC/NADAC.

b. Conducts tours of Cornerstone as requested by supervisor.

11. Acts as a representative of Cornerstone to the community and educational institutions by request of supervisor.

12. Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

a. Monitors work performance for performance improvement issues, i.e. peer reviews on client charts.

b. Participates in performance improvement opportunities as requested.

c. Maintains a working knowledge and complies with TJC and DHCS standards.

13. Carries out any/all other assignments/requests of supervisor to maintain consistency and the integrity

of Cornerstone.

Work Environment/Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Physical Effort: Work activities require long periods of standing and sitting; independent body mobility (stoop, bend, walk routinely to perform daily tasks; ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.; sufficient vision to read standard text; manual dexterity to use hands, arms, shoulder repetitively to writer, record, and document information daily.

2. Stress: Performs in high stress environment with psychiatric or chemically dependent clients.

3. Work activities are partially structured and require judgment in setting priorities.

4. Clinical decisions require judgment based upon commonly accepted principles of recovery.

5. Other decisions are guided by policies/procedures or guidelines and precedents established by similar situations.

Job Relationships:

1. Clinical supervision received from Clinical Director and Program Director.

2. Direction received from Director of Operations regarding operational organization of Cornerstone.

3. Works cooperatively as a recovery team member.

Minimum Qualifications for Position:

1. Education requirements: Minimum of a High School Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or the equivalent of 3 years of previous residential recovery experience in addiction field preferred.

2. Competency in individual, family, didactic and group therapies required.

3. Competency in documentation and knowledgeable of recovery planning,

  • Night shift: Monday through Friday; 12:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Screening, evaluation, intervention, interviewing and assessment skills required
  • Provides appropriate referral options when needed
  • Psychosocial assessments, summarize findings and provides clinical feedback to treatment team
  • Utilization Review Experience
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with patients
  • Facilitates education, process and family sessions
  • Daily documentation of progress and participation
  • 40+ wpm preferred
  • Must pass drug test
  • Must pass background check
  • MediCal knowledge or experience is a plus.
  • Persons in recovery encouraged to apply.

Bilingual persons encouraged to apply.


Covid-19 vaccinations will be a requirement of employment at Cornerstone. Our staff has a 100% Covid and influenza vaccination rate, and it is expected that new staff will be held to the same standard. As such, these requirements make Cornerstone of Southern California one of the safest employers in Orange County.

Equal Opportunity:

Cornerstone of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Cornerstone is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Cornerstone are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Cornerstone will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Cornerstone encourages applicants of all ages.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine


  • 8 hour shift
  • Night shift


  • Addiction Treatment: 2 years (Preferred)


  • CADC (Required)

Work Location: One location

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