Intake Specialist
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Feb 18, 2021
Job Type: Part Time
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Location: US - New York - New York
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Program Description:
The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200-bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical, and case management services are provided to men who are homeless who have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of the Clinical Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the essential duties of the Intake Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:
•        Responsible for the initial assessment of every new arrival with respect to housing readiness.
•        Develops a tool/trains staff on administering a modified mini-assessment for clients entering after hours/weekends.
•        Facilitates a direct hand-off to nursing to ensure the initial nursing and psychiatric assessments are initiated.
•        Reports daily to the Clinical Director on the status of all new clients.
•        Coordinates with the Clinical Director and Housing Specialist to identify and expedite placement for clients who may have other housing options.
•        Assigns new clients to case manager within 48 hours of their arrival.
•        Completes initial psychosocial within a month of client’s date of entry.
•        Manages and updates caseload daily.
•        FWMS Liaison with CPEP and ER.
•        Follow up with clients who have been in serious incidents.
•        Tracks psychiatric and medical ER visits/hospitalizations monthly.
•        Keeps track of clients on ACT/AOT/HUB.
•        Provides support to clients in the absence of their case manager.
•        Attends and participates in the weekly P4P Case Conference meetings on the status of each client.
•        Monitors thrive metrics (Substance / Mental health) and report compliancy to CD.
•        Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director and Clinical Director.

Education Requirements
•        Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW) Preferred
•        Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with homeless mentally ill/MICA adults
•        An ability to motivate all staff and to work collaboratively with staff from other programs to provide the most beneficial services to the clients.
•        Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.
•        Knowledge of case management software as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Language: Spanish speaking preferred.

Contact Details

Address: 200 Varick Street
State/Province: New York
Country: United States
Ph: 2126200340