MENTAL HEALTH WORKER / CASE MANAGER
Homes for Life Foundation
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Post Date: Apr 19, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $18-20/hour
Location: US - California - Alhambra
Job Reference: MHW
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Description
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

REQUIREMENTS
* 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

Skills
* Strong problem-solving and de-escalation abilities

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with all team members, residents, management, external contacts, etc..

If you meet all requirements and are interested in learning more about joining our team of mission-driven professionals, we look forward to hearing from you! Please submit resume and cover letter (include hourly wage expectation and email address).

Notes
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Offers of employment are contingent on the following clearances, and all clearances must be maintained throughout employment (list below is not all inclusive):
* Live Scan (DOJ and FBI)
* Health screening / negative TB test result
* Safe driving record, proof of valid CA Driver's License, adequate automobile insurance, including UI coverage



Contact Details
Name: Julie Takata
Address: 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 460
City: Los Angeles
Zipcode: 90045
Country: United States
Ph: (310) 337-7417, ext. 26