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Service Coordinator

Company: Abode Services
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Service Coordinador Abode Services, one of the largest and effective nonprofits working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, is seeking a skilled Service Coordinator. Summary: The Service Coordinator will provide outreach and engage identified program participants, enroll them in the program, and provide support to the Housing Services Coordinator, who will help to locate housing in the community. Once housed, this position will provide clinical case management services addressing an array of barriers that participants may have which may hinder their ability to remain housed. How You Make an Impact: Provide outreach and engagement to homeless adults to locate referred individuals, in the spirit of "doing whatever it takes." Identify, refer, and enroll candidates who meet criteria of program and need housing when openings are available in the program. Conduct initial needs assessment and develop an individual self-sufficiency/service plan with each incoming participant, with periodic changes as the needs of the participants change. Perform mental status exams, mental health assessment, and diagnostic evaluations, as well as safety assessments that include suicide, homicide, and gravely disabled assessments with participants on an on-going basis. Maintain a case load of 20-25 participants. Provide comprehensive clinical case management services to individuals. Collaboratively work with participants to develop their treatment plans and work on their recovery goals that are focused on increasing stability in health, housing, finances, social supports, and other daily living areas, and decreasing use of emergency services. Provide referrals to appropriate community agencies. Assist participants in retaining housing and maximize their independence and self-sufficiency by providing linkage and referral to appropriate community services and resources. Provide crisis intervention as needed and when requested by property management and/or program participants. Develop collaborative relationships with other local service providers and community agencies. Maintain a positive relationship with the surrounding neighborhood. Assist participants with navigating the criminal justice system. Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with emergency medical services providers, mental health providers, detoxifications providers, and emergency housing providers. How You Meet the Qualifications: BSW/BA Psychology with 3 years of experience working with people with serious mental illness, individuals with co-occurring disorders and/or the homeless population or a Masters, in Social Work or Psychology from an accredited university with 1 year of field experience working with people with serious mental illness, individuals with co-occurring disorders and/or the homeless population. Experience with of outreach. Must have a working knowledge of Psychiatric Disorders as well as knowledge and ability to implement the following evidence-based models: Harm Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Strength-based Case Management and Motivational Interviewing. Ability to build supportive and respectful working relationships with individuals diagnosed with a mental illness that instills hope and promotes self-determination. Sensitivity to and understanding of the special needs of the homeless. Possess an understanding of and practice cultural sensitivity through open dialogue and self-exploration with diverse groups, while providing direct services. Ability to effectively intervene in crisis situations, with de-escalation techniques. Reliable transportation and proof of a valid and current California Driver's License and current insurance along with a clean DMV record required. Benefits and Perks: An exempt position with Excellent Compensation, Commensurate with experience. Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership. We support you in supporting others. 100% medical, dental, vision benefits coverage for employees 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans with Employer Match & Contribution Programs For addtional information regarding benefits check out our iHire profile page. Abode Services values safety, wellness, and respect for each other and for those who we serve. Because of this commitment Abode Services is mandating that all employees be vaccinated effective September 30, 2021. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Abode Services, San Jose , Service Coordinator, Other , San Jose, California

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