HomeFirst’s Emergency Interim Housing (EIH) programs are intended to provide interim housing opportunities to unhoused single adults at Bernal, and couples at Rue Ferrari. The programs are designed with a focus on safety and client care through three phases of service delivery – Emergency Interim Housing, a Transition Period, and Bridge Housing.
Direct Services (70%): Maintain a case load by providing individual and group interventions, as well as drop-in support and crisis support Provide group sessions onsite Collaborate with the case managers to address items in the individual action plan, and provide support to help the individuals achieve their goals Conduct ongoing re-assessments of the clients’ needs and levels of self sufficiency Properly report any suspected cases of abuse Provide coaching and training on topics of interest for program /agency staff Documentation (20%): Maintain thorough, accurate records of case management activities with every program participant in HMIS as required by grant contracts and internal compliance Document all case management activity and progress notes in HMIS within 3 business days, and maintain all other case file paperwork and documentation Complete and submit incident reports and behavior contracts, as needed Conduct ongoing re-assessment of client needs and document in HMIS
General (10%): Attend all meetings relevant to this position, including team meetings, agency trainings, and off-site trainings Participate in opportunities for learning and skill maintenance/development, including internal and external training and workshops Know and implement agency and program policies and procedures Maintain professional relations and conduct Utilize supervision appropriately, maintaining open lines of communication and providing updates on individuals Participate in ongoing analysis of and program alignment with industry best practices Proactively and consistently improve the quality and effectiveness of program services Assist with other duties assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling, required Registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT), or Associate Social Worker (ASW), required Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Strong understanding of PTSD, mental health symptoms, DSM 5 diagnoses, and chronic homelessness issues Knowledgeable on Trauma Informed Care, CBT, and other evidence-based practices Ability to quickly build trust and rapport in interpersonal relationships Strong written and verbal communication skills Independent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain priorities and meet established deadlines Exceptional organizational skills Strong sense of accountability Ability to present oneself and the agency professionally to internal and external audience...