Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health (HSPH) Behavioral Health division is seeking a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker (SPSW), to provide specialized knowledge of harm reduction substance use supports to join the In-Home Family Recovery (IHFR) team.
This Senior Psychiatric Social Worker will primarily conduct referral screening of individuals for eligibility for the In-Home Family Recovery program and lead multidisciplinary diagnostic staff meetings. This position will also act as a liaison between Hennepin County Children and Family Services (CFS), Behavioral Health, and the contracted IHFR treatment teams providing clinical direction and oversight to support families where parental substance use is present. Applicant will need to have an intermediate or advanced level of knowledge and skills in harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and person-centered thinking. Candidates who are interested in harm reduction, integrated care, and health equity are encouraged to apply.
Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed occassionally onsite at various Hennepin County Service Centers and remote as job duties require. Typical hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend, overnight, or holiday shifts are not required. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
In this position, you will:
Conduct initial screening with clients and stakeholders to determine eligibility for In-Home Family Recovery or other behavioral health services and supports.
Consult and provide clinical direction with contracted providers, partners, and other human service professionals on best practice of substance use disorder.
Train Hennepin County staff and provider agency staff to implement IHFR to fidelity.
Lead integrated, multidisciplinary staffing to assist in identifying needs and protective factors to assist in resolving problems facing parental substance use.
Complete documentation, data collection, reports, assessments, and case notes.
Engage in disparity reduction and health equity work.
Need to have:
Master's degree in social work or closely related field and two or more years of post-master's degree experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
Nice to have:
Serving individuals living with substance use disorder and/or mental health condition.
Employing harm-reduction strategies with individuals.
Function well in unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
Work well in a group setting, be accountable to the team.
Interact with people from diverse backgrounds including efforts towards disparity reduction.
Apply Harm Reduction principles in a work or community setting.
County and community resources for mental health, substance use disorder, social services, and basic needs.
Person-Centered Thinking and Harm Reduction principles.