Actors Fund clients are a diverse, dynamic and engaging group of working professionals and include musicians, actors, stage managers, set designers, hair and make-up stylists, costume designers, ushers, and radio hosts to name a few. The agency is seeking a clinically oriented Social Worker to join our Entertainment Assistance Program Team providing client-centered clinical case management, supportive counseling, group, and financial assistance to adult professionals in performing arts and entertainment. This is currently a hybrid position with the expectation of an eventual return to 2-3 days per week in the CA office.
The EAP social worker will engage with a wide variety of individuals, couples and families in a clinical process that facilitates development of assessments and treatment plans. This includes clinical case management, evaluating and advocating for financial assistance, as well as serving as a liaison to additional resources. The social worker will help the client access public and community resources and facilitate connections to health insurance, medical providers, public benefits, and community organizations.
The social worker will provide short term supportive counseling, mental health assessments, referrals and crisis intervention to individuals, couples and their families. The social worker will facilitate clinical and support groups, as well as develop seminars and trainings that address the needs of the performing arts and entertainment community.
You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other programs of The Actors Fund as well as unions, industry management and community organizations to facilitate treatment plans and services. Additionally, you will identify and develop relationships with community and mental health resources and provide outreach to the community to promote services.
• Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.
• Strong assessment, intensive clinical case management and advocacy skills. Crisis intervention skills are a must with the ability to engage a wide range of presentations.
• Organized and able to handle diverse tasks in a fast paced, high-volume environment.
• Experience working within a crisis intervention as well as brief treatment model.
• Consistently convey a sense of empathy with clients and demonstrate solid clinical acumen. Value and have the willingness to use the individual and group clinical supervision process to reflect, observe and enhance clinical practice.
• Worker will adhere to and be compliant with NASW code of ethics
• Experience creating and facilitating groups such as: support, psychoeducation, and affinity.
• A commitment to cultural humility in social work practice.
• Availability to assist in agency-wide outreach to the entertainment community to provide information about Actors Fund services.
• Available to conduct groups, seminars or trainings during the evenings as needed.