Since 1987, Homes for Life Foundation (HFLF) has established a network of permanent, affordable, service-enriched housing in Los Angeles County for individuals experiencing homelessness and persistent mental illness. Since then, HFLF has added two transitional housing programs to its repertoire.
HFL Athena Homes is a transitional housing program for Transitional-Age-Youth (TAY). The program consists of three separate residences located in Alhambra and San Gabriel, California. The program was developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the County Department of Children and Family Services, and the County Community Development Commission. Residents receive an extensive array of services and life skills training to assist them in preparing for permanent housing.
HFLF is seeking a skilled Mental Health Worker (MHW) who will bring enthusiasm and positive energy to the program's multi-disciplinary team. Could this be you?
Required Shift (please do not apply if you can't commit to this shift):
Monday - Friday, 10am - 6:30pm
* Bachelor's degree in related field
* Two years experience preferred in the following areas: service delivery to SED/TAY population in residential setting(s); working with individuals with co-occurring disorders, including alcohol/substance abuse; providing individual and group services, with strong case management skills
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Provide individual, group, and case management services that address residents' physical and emotional health and well-being; provide linkages and follow-up services
* Development of on-site individual and group skills training sessions to include symptom management, cooking, home maintenance, money management, self-care, individual living and leisure skills development, job preparation and training, use of public transportation, problem-solving and communication
* Must work in collaboration with each resident and other mental health staff to develop individual service plans to assist residents in achieving their vocational and educational goals, as well as independent living skills, including budgeting
* Work in collaboration with residents and other mental health staff to create discharge and after-care plans in order to assist residents move toward integration into the community and permanent housing
* Participate in clinical team meetings and case conferences
* Transport residents as needed
Must have excellent administrative and computer skills to allow for the timely and accurate completion of progress notes and all company and L.A. County Department of Mental Health documentation requirements