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Clinician (Homeless FSP) SPA 5

Company: The People Concern
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement plan


The FSP Clinician is responsible to engage members and to coordinate mental and recovery services that will ensure housing stability and community integration. The FSP Clinician is responsible for maintaining the highest quality provision of direct individual and case management services.


  • Provide, coordinate, and implement mental health and recovery support services with individual members.
  • Develop effective, trusting relationships with clients experiencing trimorbid disorders, as well as the forensic population, with a focus on facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health
  • Collaborate with each member to develop their individual service plan; review and update it upon completion of goals
  • Provide linkage to stable housing, and other supportive services as needed to assist clients to obtain housing stability, in addition to client advocacy, case management, and benefit establishment
  • Conduct screening interviews, complete housing documentation, and coordinate clients' move-in with the housing authority, property managers
  • Perform initial comprehensive case management assessment and develop a plan of intervention that addresses their barriers, increases their income, and assists them in maintaining permanent housing
  • Encourage and promote an environment that is strength based to assist clients in meeting their individual goals
  • Identify appropriate permanent housing options for clients, such as, subsidized housing Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, VASH, permanent supportive housing, affordable and market rate housing, and other housing opportunities
  • Work cooperatively and cohesively with other members of the FSP team, including participation in weekly staff meetings, group clinical supervision, and trainings
  • Develop and maintain a complete, accurate, and current member file with all funder-required documents


  • MSW or MFT who is BBS eligible (supervision hours are available for this position)
  • Must be registered with the board of behavioral sciences
  • At least one year experience working with clients with mental illness, chronic health issues, and substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical case management
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Able to work in a high-tolerance, harm reduction model with individuals who have multiple barriers
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Computer literate; able to effectively use computerized database for client file management, with basic skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel programs.
  • Current, valid CA Driver's license, reliable car, auto insurance, and an acceptable driving record.
  • Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification
  • Experience working with homeless individuals who are living with mental illness, substance addiction physical health issues, and forensic population preferred
  • Minimum 30 WPM typing speed preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

Environment and Responsibilities

Work Environment

  • Combination of either field and/or office environment depending on position
  • On occasion walk or drive to different agency sites
  • May/Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments depending on position
  • May/Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor depending on position
  • May need to bend, stoop, twist and sit throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend; occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.

Responsibilities Common To All Agency Employees

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.

Keywords: The People Concern, Santa Monica , Clinician (Homeless FSP) SPA 5, Other , Santa Monica, California

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