Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker~(C-ACYFSW)
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Clinical Case Manager - DHS (Santa Monica)
SUMMARY In partnership with the Department of Health (DHS), the Clinical Case Manager will provide case management and clinical services to clients who are both currently and formerly experiencing homelessness. The Clinical Case Manager will help their clients to attain and retain permanent supportive housing in the community.
The Clinical Case Manager will work with clients to provide intensive field-based case management and clinical services while employing a trauma-informed care and harm reduction approach to a diverse group of clients with complex trauma facing medical, mental health and substance use barriers. Client remains in the program for as long as they require subsidized housing. For many individuals, this may mean their entire lifetime.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with DHS, outreach to individuals who have chronic health conditions and are high utilizers of emergency county health services with the objective of an engaging individual to determine motivation and eligibility for permanent housing
Complete pre-authorization and application package to submit to DHS per their policies and procedures
Assist engaged members with homeless section 8 voucher to find a safe place to live and contact Property Managers and Landlords to set up appointments to show members different apartment options
Travel to multiple housing locations in the greater Los Angeles area to provide case management; coordinate and implement mental health and recovery support services with individual members (caseload of -10-15)
Coordinate with DHS to ensure members are connected to primary health care and reduce the need for emergency health care services
Develop effective, trusting relationships with members, with a focus on facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health
Collaborate with each member to develop their individual service plan; review and update it quarterly and upon completion of goals
Assist management and other Clinicians with program evaluation and modification for future program improvements and growth
Assist members with becoming involved in daily activities, socialization, health maintenance, sense of community, and progress in recovery reflective of Lamp Community’s model which emphasizes customer choice, harm reduction, and psycho-social rehabilitation
Work cooperatively and cohesively with other members of the RIST team, including participation in weekly staff meetings, group clinical supervision, and training and provide clinical consultation to other RIST advocates as needed
Develop and maintain a complete, accurate, and current member file with all required documents from DHS and HACLA
Assure that all member paperwork and data collection is complete and up-to-date in the Homeless Management Information System and case management software
Adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Code of ethics
MSW or MFT who is BBS eligible (Supervision hours are available for this position)
Minimum of two years of experience working with homeless individuals, preferably those living with mental illness and or substance addictions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Current, valid California Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record and reliable vehicle
Able to work with minimum supervision
Outstanding clinical and strong team-building skills
Detail-oriented with excellent time management, organizational, written, verbal, and computer skills
Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification
Minimum 35 WPM typing speed preferred
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.
Salary is competitive based on experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, 403(b), a generous paid time off policy, and paid holidays for Full Time employees.
The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives.
One of Los Angeles County’s largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence.
With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care – including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, lifeskills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing – tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.
The People Concern’s model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.
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