Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Lanham, MD
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Full Time
OB SUMMARY The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for working with program participants of the Hope Gets a Home program to improve outcomes and thereby assist program participants to move on to more stable housing. The Clinical Social Worker develops custom plans as needed to address barriers to housing while upholding the ideals of empowerment. REQUIREMENTS Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited university required. Currently licensed in the District of Columbia as an LICSW required. Minimum 3 years of experience in case management or counseling of people with psychiatric disabilities, histories of substance abuse and/or trauma, and individuals experiencing homelessness. Demonstrated knowledge of housing, DC coordinated entry, mental health, and substance use disorders. Experience working in a healthcare or medical facility preferred Patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and passion for working with persons with complex needs. Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and computer skills. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. RESPONSIBILITIES Program Administration 1. Coordinate and/or conduct orientation/intake meetings with new guests. 2. Obtain and prepare required client information for data entry into districtwide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database. 3. Provide crisis intervention as needed. Case Management 1. Conduct assessment of program participant's current level of self-sufficiency. 2. Conduct VI-SPDAT and full SPDAT assessments and provide housing navigation assistance for those who are high scoring or matched with housing providers. 3. Assist program participant with developing a service plan, to include goals and objectives, based on needs identified in assessment, while facilitating choices, autonomy, and self-determination. 4. Meet with program participants as prescribed by service plan. 5. Coordinate service provision among different providers as needed including connecting program participants to behavioral health and substance use services. 6. Assist individuals in applying for mainstream benefits including food stamps, and Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability. 7. Thoroughly and accurately, document all meetings in the electronic medical record. 8. Complete monthly statistics on case management services. 9. Provide supportive counseling. Advocacy 1. Attend Coordinated Entry meetings to advocate on behalf of program participants. 2. Make follow up contacts to determine program participants status in housing placements, treatment, or other facilities. 3. Advocate for participants to improve their access to specialized counseling, employment, medical and mental health services, transportation and any other needed services. 4. Maintain current knowledge of community resources and service providers. 5. Provide crisis-intervention as needed. 6. Assist with coordination of transportation to medical appointments etc. 7. Perform related work as assigned. EFFECT ON END RESULT 4. To ensure needs of the client as identified by the IDT are met and client sanitation is achieved. 5. To ensure that the program is operated in compliance with the contract scope of work. Volunteers of America Chesapeake's policies and procedures and licensing and Medicaid Waiver regulations. 6. Individuals will be supported in being participatory members of their community according to their interests. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary. The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.