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Case Manager (M. H. Counselor II) Housing Specialist - Hamlin AFCCS

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
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To assess and support the housing needs of the Centers/Program chronically homeless and persistently mentally ill adult clients, to optimize their independent living skills for the purpose of securing permanent housing
Implement housing procedures and standards of the Hamlin Recovery, Resilience, reintegration (RRR) Program.
Responsible for intake and assessment of potential clients to include: interview of client, accessing records, pre-application paperwork, and speaking with appropriate professionals and family support systems.
Assist clients in the application process for Section 8 assistance with all necessary paperwork and collection of documentation.
Assist clients in securing an apartment in the community to include transportation of client in apartment search, interface with potential landlords/property management companies, and maintain an accurate and up-to-date vacancy list in the surrounding community.
Facilitate the Section 8 101 group with qualified applicants.
Oversee the Center’s transitional living property, Doris Foster. Act as a liaison between the Program and the Property Management Company, interview potential residents for Doris Foster, assist in their move in/move out, conduct bi weekly inspections of the units and facilitate a housing meeting, maintain spare keys to the property, report all maintenance concerns to the Centers maintenance department as well as to the Hamlin RRR Program Manager/Center wide Housing Coordinator/RRR Coordinator.
Maintain a caseload between 1-5 clients, assisting in the development of a comprehensive service plan, providing psycho education re: mental health symptoms, teaching independent living skills including, but not limited to: money management, budgeting, accessing community resources, monitoring activities of daily living (ADL’S).
Develop and maintain Homeless Section 8 and Continuum of Care (COC) files, submit monthly and quarterly reports to HACLA.
Attend all SA II housing meetings in the community.
Other duties as assigned by the Hamlin RRR Program Manager/Center wide Housing Coordinator/RRR Coordinator.
Attend housing referral meetings at other programs to review clients’ readiness for level of housing.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field.

Two (2) years experience preferred in the mental health field working with chronically mentally ill adults. Experience in client advocacy preferred.

Must have a valid California Driver License in good standing and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.

Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.

Skills required

Crisis Intervention
Substance Abuse Counseling
Community Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse
Mental Diseases
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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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