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Case Manager- MSW

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Responsibilities:

The MSW/Case Manager handles a caseload of individuals in need of a wide variety of human services resources. The MSW/Case Manager will provide direct clinical and intensive case management services to individuals with serious mental illnesses and substance abuse histories and substance use diagnoses. 

  • Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with individuals (or families) to collect functional, environmental, psycho-social, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan
  • Provide service linkages and support systems to ensure identified needs are met
  • Develop support systems to meet identified needs; coordinate and facilitate move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required
  • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for those seeking services; provides crisis intervention, if needed
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat dual diagnosed Veterans using multiple approaches in both individual and group format

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited institution
  • 2 years’ experience working in mental health/substance abuse treatment and/or homelessness.
  • 1 year of experience in residential treatment setting preferred
  • Ability to develop relationships with adult clients as well as a wide variety of service stakeholders (health and public benefit agencies)
  • Veteran or experience with Veterans preferred
  • Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation

Preferred Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to utilize a harm reduction approach and behavior therapy
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.