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Lead Clinical Case Manager

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.

Position Overview: Under the supervision of licensed Clinical Supervisor: provide clinical support and guidance to the HUD-VASH Case Management Team and Veterans enrolled in the HUD-VASH Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides training, supervision, and problem-solving guidance for HUD-VASH Case Management Team in close consultation with direct Clinical Supervisor
  • Performs needs assessments with clients to determine housing stability barriers and develops housing stabilization plans with participants
  • Works with participants that are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems by motivating behavioral changes among enrolled participants
  • Conducts ongoing psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members and encourages active participation in the treatment planning process
  • Conducts scheduled weekly home visits for each assigned participant; provides unscheduled visits for crisis intervention as required by critical incidents

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from fully-accredited college or university; Master's degree (MSW) preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience (or MSW) in mental health/substance use disorder treatment and/or working with homelessness; experience with Veterans preferred
  • At least six (6) months previous experience in HUD-VASH Program
  • Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy skills training (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), relapse prevention (RP), Seeking Safety
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with people from varied backgrounds
  • Proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to learn and use program-specific software
  • Valid California drivers license and access to dependable transportation with adequate insurance
  • If recovering substance user, must have at least 3 years of sobriety

Additional Requirements:

  • Registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) or Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT) preferred
  • Coursework in substance use disorder counseling a plus
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