Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, provides comprehensive and intensive case management services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Case management services include linkage to community resources such as housing, medical, educational and vocational services. In addition, provides rehabilitation services that focus on improving daily functioning through an integrated recovery approach that improves daily living skills and supports consumers in meeting their goals.
Provide targeted case management and mental health rehabilitation services to clients, including linking them to appropriate community resources, as well as assisting with money management, skills training, and independent living skills to improve functioning.
Assist clients who are homeless in obtaining resources for housing within the community and assisting in obtaining benefits to pay for housing where possible. Assist clients in completing necessary housing applications where appropriate and working collaboratively with housing specialist and administrative team on updates to housing placements for ensuring timely notification of changes/updates to housing status.
Work as a collaborative team member with inter and intra-agency staff to assist in stabilizing clients.
Provide intensive crisis intervention services 24 hours, 7 days a week to clients on a rotating basis who are at risk of hospitalization and/or incarceration in an effort to avert hospitalization and/or incarceration.
Maintain at least weekly face to face contact with assigned clients.
Ensure clients are involved in establishing goals in the areas of living arrangements, social relationships, constructive use of leisure time, productive activity, medical care, and other areas impacting their functional impairments.
Complete periodic outcome measures with clients.
Ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) was founded February 1994 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of providing mental health and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California Los Angeles. The mission of Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) is to provide quality mental health and social services to vulnerable populations in South Los Angeles. These populations consist of mentally ill, homeless mentally ill, multi-diagnosed individuals with substance abuse disorder, interface with the criminal justice system. By providing culturally relevant and sensitive services which are designed to improve the quality of their lives, SCHARP will have a significant impact upon the neediest residents of this community.
Must be able to pass California State Department of Justice criminal background investigation, Live Scan and/or fingerprinting.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred.
Must have valid California Driver's license and the availability of a car with adequate insurance.
Must have at least two years of experience with a BA degree in the field of mental health/social services; 4 years with an AA degree; 6 years with a HS Diploma.
2 years with BA Degree, 4 years with AA Degree, 6 years with HS Diploma
SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred