- Qualification BSW
To conduct initial intake and assessment for individuals referred for emergency housing. To provide ongoing case management and counseling to individuals with behavioral and substance abuse issues.
- Assess prospective participant needs and eligibility to participate in the housing program and affiliated services.
- Provide case management for an assigned caseload of participants, comprised of individuals who are re-entering the local community.
- Develop an aftercare plan in tandem with the participant and their respective counselor; arrange for placement and follow-up for services as specified through the aftercare plan.
- Ensure individuals receive the benefits for which they are entitled, such as financial, medical vocational and education.
- Serve as an advocate and encourage participants to assume a proactive role in their rehabilitation and recovery process.
- Maintain an on-going relationship with the local community and area service and housing providers to facilitate program cooperation and provide for constructive input and/or alternative resources to current plans.
- Emphasis on commitment and assistance to participants upon discharge or in the event of a relapse throughout the recovery process. Attempt to re-engage any participant who departs from the Shelter Services program against program advice.
- Coordinates referrals with other agencies/facilities to meet the assessed needs of the participants.
- Maintain and submit all required documentation, on a timely basis: Including individual participant files, after care plans/supports and related progress reports, in accordance with Agency and regulatory authority.
- Conduct periodic presentations of program services to local community organizations, in conjunction with the Supervisor.
- Attend training sessions and certification classes, in compliance with applicable state, local and Agency requirements.
- Assist Supervisor with data collection and special reports.
- May provide supplemental reports on participant tracking, growth and development, as needed.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as they relate to the overall enhancement of program service delivery.
- Cooperation and Team Effectiveness: Works effectively with others towards common unit goals. Establishes and sustains a positive impact on people. Actively and positively contributes to morale and teamwork.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Adjusts behavior, style or schedule as situations change. Handles multiple tasks.
- Independence: Performs work assignments with minimum need for supervision and guidance.
BSW and a least two years of experience in behavioral health, or any combination of experience, education, or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required. Very good communication skill, both oral and written. Ability to work independently and as part of a focus team.