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StepUp | Transition Aged Youth – Msw Service Coordinator Ii
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  • March 22, 2017

Transition Aged Youth – MSW Service Coordinator II

Step Up on Second and Daniel's Place

Step Up on Second, nationally recognized community non-profit providing mental health, employment and permanent supportive housing, has openings in our Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) programs located in both Santa Monica at Daniel’s Place (DP), and in Hollywood area for our “Youth Demonstration Project” (YDP).

Daniel’s Place , a drop in service center, located in the City of Santa Monica is a supportive TAY community fostering hope, wellness, and recovery for youth ages 18-28 who are experiencing prodromal or current symptoms of mental illness. DP provides full scope mental health services under MHSA. In addition, DP homeless expansion hours opens their doors to youth experiencing homelessness to drop-in grab a meal, share community, and be as active or inactive as they desire. The staff then engage these youth in services or referrals. DP is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm.

Youth Development Project (YPD) , located in the Hollywood area, is a new program intended to provide permanent housing and supportive services to Transitional Aged Youth (ages 18-26) who are experiencing homelessness and are referred by DMH, DCFS or Probation, with the aim of (1) improving their mental and physical health; (2) increasing independent living and self-sufficiency; (3) increasing economic stability; and (4) sustaining permanent housing. Step Up staff will be available to provide comprehensive, field based, culturally relevant, intensive support services designed to meet the unique needs of each participant as articulated during intake and frequent assessments.

All interested applicants for TAY service programs require a clinical/developmental knowledge of and comfort working with TAY youth, who may be experiencing homelessness, trauma, and substance use, mental health symptoms, SED, who are transitioning from DCFS and foster care systems to early adulthood. Services include DMH TAY FSP and other field based programs for youth experiencing homelessness who are identified to have a mental health diagnosis. Services will be aimed to assist them with both mental health and housing location and life skills and post housing supports with an emphasis on linkage with school and employment services.

Service Coordinator II – Masters in Social Work, Marriage Family Therapy or Occupational Therapy and must be registered with CA BBS and license-eligible. Knowledge of or experience with DSM IV diagnoses, assessment of level of functioning, DMH documentation, EBP’s such as Motivational interviewing, DBT, Harm Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Trauma Informed Care, Housing First, etc. Ability to work independently and on a collaborative team. Initiative and solution focused practice. Uses good time management skills and resources to balance case load direct service and paperwork. Experience working with individuals with a mental health diagnosis in a community setting. Case management experience is essential, also having the ability to chart patient progress to meet documentation requirements. Interview will involve a review of this ability. Candidate must have own transportation and current California driver’s license and insurance. Position requires frequent driving and transporting.

Service Coordinator I – Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years social service experience or Certificate in Substance Recovery (CATC, CAADAC, etc.), employment or housing experience. B.A in psychology/social work or related field or 3 years of related work experience with co-occurring individuals with a mental health diagnosis in a community setting. CAADAC or related substance certification and training in co-occurring substance disorders and variety of treatment modalities is a benefit. Street Outreach and Case Management experience is essential.

Requirements : Must have own transportation, a clean and current California driver’s license record and insurance. Must have the ability to chart patient progress to meet documentation requirements. Interview will involve a review of this ability. Knowledge of or experience with DSM IV diagnoses, assessment of level of functioning, DMH documentation, EBP’s such as Motivational interviewing, DBT, Harm Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Trauma Informed Care, Housing First, etc. Ability to work independently and on a collaborative team. Initiative and solution focused practice. Uses good time management skills and resources to balance case load direct service and paperwork.

Candidate please respond to resumes@stepuponsecond.org, or fax to (310) 394-6883, with a cover letter of interest and salary requirements.

https://www.indeedjobs.com/step-up-on-second-street-inc?hl=en

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@stepuponsecond.org

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