The LCSW is responsible for coordinating out and inpatient mental health and substance abuse services for individuals living in a shelter setting. Overseeing and providing clinical support to the case management team.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Responsible for providing clinical oversight to the social services staff members
•Responsible for facilitating weekly mental health/ substance abuse workshops and onsite support groups for clients.
•Ensure that appropriate recreational activities are conducted by the recreational specialist to engage homeless adults
•Must have knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services.
•Must be able to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of clients to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the client’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed.
•Work from a strength based, client centered perspective to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.
•Must have knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures.
•Must be able to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of clients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment.
•Must have knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking.
•Provides crisis intervention and stabilization as needed. May require some after hour’s and or weekend follow-up to emergency situations.
•Maintains; reviews and signs off on all required documentation/reports and submits all in a timely manner.
•Identifies program needs and makes recommendations.
•Performs related tasks as assigned.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
LCSW required from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). At least two years’ experience in an area of specialized social work practice and supervisory experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable. Must be familiar with CARES.
AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS
Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)