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San Diego, CA 92114
Recruited by: Dennis Montero | Acting HR Manager - Recruitment/Talent | Neighborhood House Association See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: Neighborhood House Association
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: Hourly: $20-29/hr
  • Expires: Nov 05, 2019
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Job Description

Under the supervision of the Program Manager-PIRM, provides pre and post-release substance use and mental health assessments, diagnosing, individual counseling and clinical care coordination to individuals with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. Clinical care coordination includes case management, researching and organizing the necessary community resources to support clients’ successful transition into the community, and following through with providers and clients to ensure linkage, service provision and service efficacy.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.
• Assess and identify clients’ needs for supportive services;
• Complete pre-release screenings and intakes;
• Compose client-centered treatment plans;
• Collaborate and coordinate with faith-based provider to create discharge plan for client;
• Obtain appropriate linkages for necessary and requested services (e.g., mental health, substance use, education, employment, vocational services, benefits, etc.);
• Perform crisis intervention pre- and post-release;
• Collaborate with other team members on clients’ concerns and provide solutions to barriers to re-entry;
• Support clients in identifying and addressing criminogenic risk factors;
• Act as a partner and resource and provide warm hand-off to community partners and service providers;
• Monitor clients’ progress pre-and post-release and report back to team members and Manager;
• Create detailed documentation of client progress and follow-up with clients and other providers to check on clients’ progress;
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge of:
• The recovery process using established mental health processes and models;
• Cultural and socioeconomic issues relevant to providing appropriate care coordination services to special population groups including Hispanic, African American and Transition Age Youth;
• Human behavior theory, counseling techniques and theories and facilitation methods;
• Diagnostic categories (DSM V);
• Social, psychological and physical factors of mental, emotional, and substance use disorders;
• Types of illicit substances and behaviors associated with their consumption;
• Cultural issues, values and beliefs of the target population of adults with serious mental illness (SMI), homelessness and co-occurring disorders, relevant to providing appropriate program services;
• Familiarity with local community resources.

Ability to:
• Work with the incarcerated population and correctional staff;
• Maintain detailed client records and documentation;
• Maintain good rapport with community providers and advocate for clients’ needs.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English; ability to write simple correspondence in English; ability to effectively communicate and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s; ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables, in standardized situations.

Experience and Training:
Master’s degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling, with at least two (2) years of graduate-level internship experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders required; graduate-level internship experience working with the incarcerated and/or justice-involved individuals preferred. Trained in and experienced with Motivational Interviewing and CBT interventions preferred.

A valid California Driver's License with current, valid California automobile insurance; CPR/First Aid Certified; TB test required upon hire and must be maintained every four (4) years; bilingual Spanish preferred

Applications may be obtained at 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, 92111; 841 S. 41st Street, San Diego 92113; or on the Agency website at www.neighborhoodhouse.org. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the Human Resources Department at 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 or scanned/emailed to: recruiting@neighborhoodhouse.org.
Applications must be fully completed (per instructions), signed, and dated when submitted. Any applicable supplemental application questions and/ or certifications must be attached to the application at the time the application is submitted. All statements on the application will be subject to verification and investigation prior to employment. In order for your education or certification(s) to be considered, you must attach a copy of your official degree transcripts or diploma or foreign equivalency report and/ or certification to your application. Please only submit the documents required.
NOTE: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of job on a case by case basis.

The neighborhood House Association is a non- profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

Eligible employees receive the following benefits: Vacation;

• Sick leave;
• 13 paid holidays;
• Two (2) personal days;
• Four (4) days annual bereavement leave;
• 401K Retirement Plan;
• Medical;
• Dental;
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA);
• Life & Disability insurance;
• Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products;
• Social Security;

*Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

All regular appointees serve 6 months introductory period.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.
Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department