- Provide individual and group rehabilitative services that focus on improving, maintaining and/or restoring client functioning.
- Link clients to community resources such as housing, medical, and financial resources.
- Accompany clients into the community to improve access to resources and/or attend appointments.
- Attend court hearings, complete progress reports and work closely with probation and court staff.
- Work in a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes Care Coordinators, Peer Support Specialists, Clinicians, and therapists to assist clients in achieving the best possible clinical outcomes.
- Maintain timely, complete, and legible clinical records (knowledge of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health paperwork is highly preferred).
- Provide crisis intervention when indicated.
- Other Duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated Experience/knowledge related to working in the mental health field.
- Compassion for clients and dedicated to making a difference.
- Comfort working with a diverse population, including clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Comfortable working with clients referred from the criminal justice system.
- Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment both in the office and in the community.
- Ability to perform after hours on-call responsibilities.
- Ability to maintain productivity and documentation standards.
- Ability to manage time efficiently, organize and prioritize tasks, demonstrate sound judgment, give attention to detail, be flexible, self-driven and motivated.
- Possess excellent organization skill, time management, ability to multi-task and demonstrate initiative and follow through.
- Be detail oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, maintain a professional attitude, conduct and appearance at all times.
- Working knowledge of community resources as they relate to mental health disorders, substance abuse as well as experience working with a multidisciplinary treatment team.
- The ability to interact and support staff and clients with a diverse cultural, ethic and economic backgrounds.
- Proficient in basic office software including word, excel, outlook and HMIS and other related social services data collection programs with the ability to write business correspondence and present information in one on one and small group settings.
Education & Experience
- BS or BA in related area of study for this position is preferred. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of educational background.
- Desire to work with adults (18 years and older) with a serious, high-acuity mental illness.
- Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
- ·Complete a background screen and drug test.
- Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, current vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the ability to be insured by New Directions.
- Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test. Complete bi-annual CPR Training
New Directions for Veterans
Why Work Here?New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals who thrive in a rapidly growing, visionary organization. We seek individuals who can use their skills and commitment to help us in our mission to improve the lives of veterans. As a member of our team you will reap benefits far beyond a paycheck.
A chance to make a difference in Veteran's lives!!
Los Angeles, CA