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Social Worker I/Housing Navigator

Company: Dorothy's Place
Location: Salinas
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY: The Social Worker II/Housing Navigator is responsible for the development and management of individual recovery plans for up to 24 chronically homeless adults often experiencing mental illness and addiction. The Social Worker II /Housing Navigator is expected to assist the client in a kind, caring and trauma-informed way to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate actions required to meet the client's health and human services needs. Social Worker II/Housing Navigator also has additional responsibilities to mentor and train first level social workers and perform additional administration. This position serves our House of Peace Transitional Living Program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following as well as other duties that may be assigned:

  • Understand that our clients are most often chronically homeless and have experienced a high and very difficult degree of trauma throughout their lives. Serve them kindly and without judgement.
  • Adhere to the staffing schedule and the position description developed by the Program Manager/Director to ensure consistent, safe, and reliable staffing.
  • Coordinate and provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, client-centered, and trauma-informed
  • Handle case assignments, draft service plans, review case progress and determine case closure
  • Help clients achieve wellness and highest possible degree of self-sufficiency
  • Facilitate multiple care aspects (case coordination, information sharing, etc)
  • Help clients make informed decisions by acting as their advocate regarding their clinical status and treatment options
  • Develop effective working relations and cooperate with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Arrange abeyances with social services, health and governmental agencies
  • Travel the extra mile and interact with clients to keep track of their progress and to ensure satisfaction
  • Record case information, complete accurately all necessary forms, Homeless Management Information System entries and produce statistical reports
  • Promote quality and cost-effective interventions and outcomes
  • Assess and address motivational and psychosocial issues
  • Adhere to professional standards as outlined by protocols, rules and regulations
  • Accept the advice and supervision of the assigned clinical supervisor
  • Attend weekly All Staff meetings.
  • Attend weekly case management meetings.
  • Attend staff in-service and other trainings. CPR and First Aid training are required with the expectation that each staff member can perform CPR if necessary.
  • Meet regularly with the Program Manager/Director and clinical supervisor for coordination, clinical review and mentoring.
    QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:
    • Meet regularly with the Program Manager/Director and clinical supervisor for coordination, clinical review and mentoring.
    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in social work, counseling, or psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Previous experience and proven consistent success in working with people transitioning out of homelessness
    • Previous experience working with people with multiple disabilities
    • Previous management, administrative and/or supervisory experience
      Language and Communications Skills:
      • Ability to effectively present information both orally and in written format and respond to questions from staff, guests, residents, government entities, accountancy authorities, service partners and the general public.
      • Ability to effectively present information both orally and in written format and respond to questions from staff, guests, residents, government entities, accountancy authorities, service partners and the general public.
      • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn additional applications if required
      • Well organized, self-starter
      • Possesses excellent telephone, electronic, written, and verbal communications skills
      • Spanish-speaking preferred
        More extensive position description available on request.
        TO APPLY: Send resume/CV with cover letter to . No phone calls or faxes, please.

Keywords: Dorothy's Place, Salinas , Social Worker I/Housing Navigator, Healthcare , Salinas, California

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