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Job: Mental Health Specialist


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Title Mental Health Specialist
Categories Northern California
Position Type TEMP
Salary $33.60/ hr
Location San Francisco
Job Information

The Mental Health Specialist implements mental health and substance abuse services to a caseload of formerly homeless veterans. The Mental Health Specialist provides individual case management, group facilitation, intake and assessment, advocacy and referrals. This position works at one location in San Francisco SOMA. This position is FT, 8AM – 4PM, M – F, starting ASAP until early Jan. Agency is closed for Thanksgiving and Friday after and has a 4-day weekend around Christmas and again around NY.

Qualifications:
-BA degree in SW or Psych
-Experience may substitute for education
-2 years of experience providing direct services to people experiencing homelessness

Job Duties:
· Provide case management to a caseload of 20-30 veterans who have experienced homelessness, utilizing a harm reduction approach

· Provide Substance Abuse and Mental Health services for veterans as needed

· Conduct a monthly community meeting in conjunction with the Property Manager

· Collaborate with Property Management as needed and attend weekly Coordination meeting

· Complete reporting in a timely manner based on agency and external funder requirements

· Complete internal data input into case management tracking software (currently using ECM)

· Complete all required program documentation to include but not limited to: intake and assessment, progress notes, group notes, Individual Development Plan (Life Plan), data for in-house reports, correspondence, etc.

· Collaborate with community partners to ensure resident stability and retention of housing

· Facilitate connection to recreational activities

· Assist veteran residents to meet goals regarding housing retention, increased skills, income, connection with mainstream resources, payment of rent, and money management

· Attend required meetings and training

· Maintain after hours availability for veteran emergencies using company cell phone

· Perform comparable related duties as required by management, such as accompanying veteran residents to appointments when needed, supporting Property Management in acquiring and distributing food received from community resources, occasional meal preparation and front desk duties, and wellness checks

· Attend ongoing training

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