Salary $60,122.30 - $86,707.06 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH296KC027
Closing3/3/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Behavioral Health service area of Hennepin County Human Services is seeking two Social Workers to work in the Behavioral Health Center. The walk-in center serves Hennepin County residents 18+ living with substance use disorders and/or mental health conditions. We offer a voluntary social service led response to meaningfully connect residents to services and supports that match their needs. The Behavioral Health Center is an alternative to unnecessary jail or hospital use for Hennepin County residents who have needs related to mental health or substance use.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours:These positions are onsite and will be located on the first floor at the Behavioral Health Center at 1800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55404. The walk-in services are currently open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. with weekend expansion anticipated within the next year. These positions will work 40 hours per week within the hours of 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., which may include weekend hours. These positions primarily work in the walk-in center and may go out into the community with residents at times. These candidates must have the ability to follow COVID safety precautions within an in-person work environment.About these position types:These are full-time, benefit earning positions.These positions are internally classified as a Social Worker.Click here to view the job classification specification.In these positions, you will:
Welcome and hold space for individuals in a walk-in work environment; develop rapport, show respect, and honor client’s choice in a fast-paced clinic environment.
Triage and assess needs and engage diverse clients who are experiencing a crisis related to mental health and/or substance use (e.g., food, clothing, shelter, mental health stabilization, withdrawal management).
Ensure continuity of care, or transitions of care, between and amongst other Mental Health (MH), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and/or housing programs for clients/residents; stay connected and follow-up with the client and the client’s identified supports for up to 60 days until they are connected to longer-term treatment and recovery supports.
Maintain and contribute to policies, procedures, and resources for the staff team and case records and correspondence with an interdisciplinary team, including completing assessments (e.g., needs assessments, functional assessments, and harm reduction assessments).
Need to have:
One of the following:
Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, or an equivalent field.
Licensure as a social worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel primarily within/outside of the metro area to visit clients in their residential setting.
Nice to have:
Dually licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), or any of the following:
Current Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LSGW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and working towards becoming clinically licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Serving individuals living with substance use disorder.
Serving individuals living with a mental health condition.
Effectively interacting with people from diverse backgrounds including efforts towards disparity reduction.
Applying harm reduction principles in work or community settings.
County and community resources for MH, SUD, social services, and basic needs.
Trauma-informed care principles.
Social determinants of health.
Function well in unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and independent judgment.
Effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds.
Work well in a group setting, be accountable to the team.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.