Masters Level Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor - Project Succeed
Company: Gulfstream Goodwill Industries
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Develop and monitor the implementation of a Personal Development
Plan (PDP) with participants in the Residential Program, provide
guidance and support to participants to meet program objectives;
and contribute to the mission of Goodwill by advocating for the
participants and maximizing opportunities for persons with
disabilities and other barriers to become more independent, guided
by precedent and working within the limits of established
Receive and review case files for new participants in the Housing
First programs. Meet with individual participants and review
interests, work history, and goals. Identify the assets and
barriers of participants through observation, interviews, case
notes and other means. Assess participants' abilities to learn
skills and job readiness. Utilizing a person-centered approach,
work in collaboration with participants and referring agencies to
establish individual participant goals toward self-sufficiency.
Identify barriers with participants and develop intervention plans
to support participants in maintaining housing.
Assist participants in developing natural support systems to
increase housing stability.
Conduct risk assessments and develop crisis safety plans as a
result of assessment(s).
Upon admission and regularly thereafter, review the lease agreement
with the participant(s) and educate them on the terms,
requirements, etc., facilitating an overall understanding of a
lease agreement and actions to be taken to avoid eviction.
Upon admission to the program, provide orientation to the
participant on their apartment, building, neighborhood, community,
etc. Introduce them to neighbors as appropriate. May provide
assistance to the participant in learning the public transportation
system and community resources available to them.
Provide participants assistance and/or training with housekeeping
tasks when needed.
Complete SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assessment Tool)
for all assigned participants according to schedule/policy and
Utilizing the results of the SPDAT, define the process for
attainment of goals with measurable step-by-step objectives based
on the participant's input. Develop the PDP with the participant;
documenting measureable goals/objectives and process for
attainment. Once completed, submit PDP to Team Leader for
review/approval. Ensure that PDP is in compliance with all
regulations and guidelines as per policy and procedure.
Monitor and assess participant's progress towards individualized
goals/objectives on the PDP and document results. Regularly review
the goals/objectives with the participant and revise as appropriate
and/or based on the participant's input and desires.
Conduct homes visits with participants.
Utilizing your clinical skills, provide participants with
counseling and support. Serve as a liaison between program staff,
program providers, direct care staff, and other support providers,
providing modeling, training, clinical input, and guidance to
non-clinical program staff. Provide crisis intervention as
necessary. Provide services utilizing Motivational Interviewing,
Harm reduction principles, and Trauma informed care
Engage in advocacy on behalf of participants. Facilitate
assessments and information gathering and share findings with
staff. Research and recommend resources based on participants,
needs and desires. Make referrals as dictated by the participant's
desires and as appropriate.
Assist staff with interaction and intervention with participants
during activities or outings.
Collaborate and communicate with employment consultant and job
coach, if appropriate. Participate in the job search when relevant.
Participate in and provide skill development opportunities in
resume development, completion of job application, transportation
arrangements, practice interviews, and other pre-employment skills
Facilitation of support and/or therapeutic groups. Plan/research
appropriate/relevant topics, provide materials, schedule workshops
and special events, and engage speakers. Motivate participants to
attend and actively participate.
Complete case note documentation ensuring notes are detailed,
comprehensive, address participant's involvement with their PDP and
documents participants' progress or lack thereof towards
goal/objective attainment. Ensures a case note is completed for
every contact made with the participant as well as for every
contact made on behalf of a participant.
Complete file reviews as directed by Management, the Team Leader
and/or policy and procedure. Ensure that the case files and
participant records are comprehensive, accurate and complete.
Ensure required forms are updated according to regulation and/or
policy and procedure. Ensure file is in compliance with regulations
and requirements. Enter participant updates and information into
databases in accordance with policy and procedures. Collect and
calculate statistics by participant and submit to referring
agencies as directed by the Team Leader.
Attend and actively participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
providing clinical input/insight/feedback utilizing a solution
oriented approach. Attend and actively participate in staff
meetings as scheduled/directed.
Attend and actively participate in all required internal/external
trainings. If not already trained, attend motivational interviewing
training and demonstrates use of the model on a daily basis through
Provide assistance with other general department activities as
OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Demonstrate by words and actions a commitment to the Goodwill
mission to help people with disabilities and other barriers to
become self-sufficient, working members of the community.
Perform or assist with any duties or operations, as required to
maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality
Maintain safe work area and comply with safety procedures and
equipment operating rules, keeping work area in a clean and orderly
Participate in any variety of meetings and task force groups to
integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve
problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to
new developments, requirements, and policies.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Master's Degree in Social Services or Mental Health Counseling or
Must be registered with the Department of Health as an intern
within 1 month of hire. Receive regular, ongoing, clinical
supervision under the guidance of a state approved qualified
supervisor, documenting hours; actively working towards
Minimum of one (1) year case management experience and/or
experience working with the homeless population preferred.
Willingness to work in a fast paced environment supporting clients
living in a housing first program.
Experience with mental health, substance abuse, and knowledge of
Flexibility and adaptability to ensure that all services are person
CPR and First Aid training preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with participants,
community stakeholders, employers and referral agents.
Excellent time management, problem solving skills & organizational
Must have a valid Florida driver's license, valid insurance,
reliable transportation for travel to outlying locations and the
ability to be insured under the company's vehicle insurance
General office environment
Regular pushing, pulling, stretching, reaching, kneeling stooping
Occasional lifting and/or carrying up to 30 lbs.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Computer and usual peripherals, word processing, spreadsheets and
software programs, standard office equipment, safety equipment,
automobile, large passenger van, or wheelchair accessible van, as
Pay rate: $21.53
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