The Housing Stability area of Hennepin County's Health and Human Services is seeking a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker to be part of the Homeless to Housing Program - a four-unit, housing-focused case management team. This position will be working with people who were chronically homeless and have since moved into housing. This position will be working with multiple people at one time, triaging issues that may be threatening the stability of their housing and quickly connecting them to ongoing, stabilizing supports. This position will also be evaluating, analyzing, and creating recommendations regarding needs and gaps within the system that are resulting in people unnecessarily returning to homelessness.
This position will be in the Homeless Access unit which provides intensive social work services to single adults exiting homelessness with complex biopsychosocial conditions requiring individualized, comprehensive, and culturally competent assessment, service planning, referral/linkage, monitoring, and advocacy. A knowledge base of serious and persistent mental illness, chemical dependency, recovery, and community resources is preferred. This position is a part of an interdisciplinary team assisting individuals in achieving and maintaining housing stability.
This position will have a focus on working with people experiencing chronic homelessness who were housed by the homeless response system and are now experiencing housing instability. The goal of this position is to keep people in housing using trauma-informed care while understanding, analyzing, and evaluating current resources and if they are effective in keeping people in housing.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the South Minneapolis Human Service Center at 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407 and remote as job duties require. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility. 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:
Work with clients in a triage capacity to quickly address issues that may be causing housing instability and to conduct clinical assessments including diagnostic assessments, interventions, and referrals to appropriate clinical wrap around services for individuals at risk of losing their housing who have a history of chronic homelessness.
Connect clients to eligible benefits, making referrals to long-term case management services focused on stabilizing people in their current housing.
Coordinate services and resources (such as Medicaid Housing Stabilization Services, CADI waivers, Elderly Waiver, ARHMS, Behavioral Health Home, etc.) to assist individuals in obtaining stable housing, mental health, and support.
Evaluate and analyze needs and gaps within the system that are resulting in people unnecessarily returning to homelessness and create recommendations for system improvements.
Develop relationships with key stakeholders both within the county and externally, to ensure the understanding of services that are available and can be used to make clinical referrals to support individuals in maintaining their housing.
Attend regular case consults and work closely with Long Term Service and Supports (LTSS), Behavioral Health, Healthcare for the Homeless, and other community partners.
Provide crisis management to individuals in acute distress.
Need to have:
Master's degree or higher 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.
Eligibility for or licensure as an Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.