Skid Row Housing Trust is in need of an LCSW to join us a we help our unhoused neighbors and provide clinical services to residents. The LCSW will work closely with the residents’ support teams to address concerns related to mental health and/or substance usage to ensure safety, wellness, and housing retention. The LCSW will provide crisis interventions when necessary, observe and monitor behavior when related to the mental health of residents, and conduct individual and group therapy focused on the best possible outcomes. The goal of the LCSW is to provide the most comprehensive mental health services possible, using on and off-site resources, to ensure that residents can keep their housing, even in case of substantial mental illness. Duties and responsibilities of this position require the application of professional skills and possession of extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and theory of medical and psychiatric social work. Training-related duties and responsibilities require the application of training principles to supply supervision for both graduate students and unlicensed clinical staff.
- Supplies psychotherapy to residents.
- Aids clients by discussing concerning mental health problems, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, and the need for treatment; develop treatment plans for residents enrolled in therapeutic services.
- Assesses client's functioning in his/her environmental setting and implements therapeutic intervention to ensure housing retention and safety.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary team conferences to discuss and evaluate the nature of the client's problem, to evaluate the client's progress and to implement on-going case planning.
- Provide weekly on-site groups focused on healing arts, mental health, support groups, and solution-focused therapy and counseling.
- Provide ongoing on-site support and bi-weekly clinical supervision for Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) case managers.
- When necessary, initiates procedure for 72-hour detention at a hospital facility.
- Ensure compliance with all social service contracts including the meeting of all outcomes and deliverables.
- Maintain open lines of communication within the department and across all departments.
- Maintain proper and professional resident relationships.
- Listen attentively to resident complaints and suggestions.
- Address issues fairly and professionally.
- Conduct interactions with residents, applicants, vendors, and other professionals in a respectful, courteous manner.
Additional Duties, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
The position requires knowledge in evidenced-based interventions, experience with implementing Harm Reduction and Housing First principals, and the ability to transfer this knowledge to colleagues.
- Able to provide crisis intervention using de-escalation tactics Perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments and treatment planning
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting formerly homeless residents with disabilities (severe mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, and chronic illness including HIV/AIDS).
- Knowledge of and ability to work effectively in a Harm Reduction environment.
- Knowledge and experience working with residents to reduce and prevent hoarding.
- Experience working with veterans is preferred.
- Coordinate regular meetings and evaluate progress.
- Prepare and keep exact, up-to-date written client records, statistical information, and reports on a regular basis.
- Participate in all staff meetings, on-going training, program evaluation, and program development and implementation activities.
- Initiate and keep effective, cooperative working relationships with community partners, public and private organizations.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Individuals must be able to take initiative and make good decisions under pressure. Individuals must be able to get along with employees and colleagues.
Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field from accredited university.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of case management and issues affecting formerly homeless residents with disabilities (severe mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, and chronic illness including HIV/AIDS).
- Knowledge of and ability to work effectively in a Harm Reduction environment. Knowledge and experience working with residents to reduce and prevent hoarding.
- Experience working with veterans is preferred.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proficient computer skills
- Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Working knowledge of government and community aid programs
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- A valid and active license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Company-paid benefit package includes: Two (2) weeks annual vacation accrual, nine (9) paid holidays, ten (10) sick days accrual, float day(s), company-paid health, dental and vision insurance, STD, LTD, and life insurance. Voluntary employee-paid and additional benefits include: Additional life insurance, critical and accidental insurance, discounted Transit Pass and eligibility to participate in 403(b) plan.
Skid Row Housing Trust is an equal-opportunity employer, and will consider for employment any and all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ("Ban-the-Box") Ordinance.
Skid Row Housing Trust
Why Work Here?Skid Row Housing Trust is a full spectrum, influential and innovative organization that has been serving the chronically homeless in Los Angeles for over 30 years. We are one of a few industry leaders in the nation that prioritizes a multi-layered solution that includes 28 properties, 1800 residents and just fewer than 200 employees. In addition, our dedication to healthy environments and communities, some of our properties are national award winners. We prioritize offering empathetic, professional property management services and residential support services. Every night, we proudly house our residents in a safe and community-centric building. By providing this integrated approach, Skid Row Housing Trust supplies a comprehensive support system to assess the root causes of homelessness and provide an infrastructure that helps long-term housing retention rates. We also take our experiences, years of outcome driven data and lessons learned to influence policy and processes to advocate for those that need it the most. This combination of beautifully designed, high quality housing with social service provisions has made our residents, employees and partners an effective combination in supporting a national leadership position in supplying solutions and ending chronic homelessness. Our mission is to provide permanent supportive housing so people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged poverty and poor health have the support to lead safe, stable lives. We do this through best in class staff, dedicated volunteers and partnerships that believe in everyone’s potential and ability to feel successful defined in their own terms.
Awesome non profit with a great mission, nice benefits package, and room for growth!
Los Angeles, CA