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Case Manager (Mental Health Counselor II) Homeless FSP

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
$40,800.00 - $42,800.00 / year
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Initial assessment and referral of homeless, mentally ill clients. Provide individual and group counseling/case management and crisis intervention as necessary. Facilitate groups.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:   Provide direct and indirect client services. 

Participate in assertive assessment, evaluation and referral of homeless dual diagnosis clients.  Assess client’s level psychosocial impairment, substance abuse history, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, education, employment or training needs, and social/recreational needs. Refer those appropriate for intake at Cornerstone facility.

Complete all documentation within mandated time frame and in compliance with county, state, and Center guidelines.  Provide crisis intervention – intervene with the client/others at the onset of a crisis to provide support and assistance in problem resolution and to coordinate or arrange for the provision of other needed services.

Complete all agency paperwork and client documentation on a daily basis or as required.  Attend Cornerstone meetings as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Facilitate motivational groups; substance abuse, coping skills, conflict resolution.

The ideal candidate must a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Human Services, or related degrees with minimum of two years experience in counseling preferred.

Minimum of two years experience in mental health setting with mentally disabled population preferably with homeless individuals, conducting individual and group counseling.

Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements.  Successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.

Good driving record and must be insurable by Center’s insurance company is required.

Recommended skills

Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Crisis Intervention
Case Management
Dual Diagnosis
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The San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. founded in 1970, is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and families within the community. Primary emphasis is placed on providing culturally sensitive and linguistically relevant services to children, adolescents and transitional age youth with serious emotional disorders, and services for adults and older adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The Center is committed to treating all consumers with dignity and enhancing their quality of life.

Through its programs and services, the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. strives to:

  • Facilitate and encourage the development of each consumer to his/her highest level of functioning and potential.
  • Provide effective and culturally sensitive therapeutic services based on each consumer’s individualized needs, strengths and choices.
  • Maximize the involvement of consumers and family members in planning, evaluation and implementation of services
  • Provide a continuum of therapeutic programs that include appropriate alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization and effectively serve consumers in the least restrictive setting possible.
  • Provide early intervention programs that serve to prevent the onset of mental illness or the development of more serious mental illness.
  • Eliminate negative perceptions and increase awareness and understanding of mental illness.
  • Promote the highest level of social inclusion and community integration for all persons served.

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