The Human Services Adult Behavioral Health area is seeking to hire a Senior Social Worker (SSW) to assist in early identification and intervention for individuals with mental health, medical, and substance use needs who have contact with emergency response systems such as law enforcement, fire, or EMS. The social worker in this position will provide community outreach, resources and short term, solution focused case management to those referred. This position will receive referrals from the Plymouth Police Department.
Location and hours:This position is located at the Plymouth Police Department, 3400 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55447 and will require travel throughout Hennepin County. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with some limited evening hours.About this position type:This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.This position is internally classified as Social Worker, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position you will:
Build collaborative relationships with law enforcement professionals and department leadership through case consultation, active engagement in meetings, presenting at rollcalls, and ride alongs.
Assist law enforcement officers in real time to provide engagement, support, and resources to residents.
Provide outreach to individuals referred either by phone, in-person or by letter.
Develop interventions in collaboration with the resident to create a personalized plan that is culturally informed, includes coordination with existing supports, resources, and referrals for ongoing needs.
Assist with applications for benefits and applications for services.
Coordinate with resident’s existing providers in the community.
Document referrals received and case notes utilizing state and county systems.
Participate in community engagement events.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 18 semester (27 quarter) credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel primarily within the metro area to meet with persons in their residential settings and/or perform authorized off-site work duties and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County Driver's Permit to provide transportation as needed to essential services.
Nice to have:
Licensed or working towards licensure in any of the following:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LSGW), Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Providing case management.
Serving individuals living with a mental health condition, substance use disorder, and homeless/housing instability.
Collaborating with law enforcement to address the safety and needs of individuals.
Serving individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Effectively interacting with people from diverse backgrounds including efforts towards disparity reduction.
Diversity of cultural and lifestyle experiences, beliefs and practices relating to spiritual, mental, and physical health, community, family structure and dynamics and disparities.
County and community resources for mental health, substance use disorder, social services, and basic needs.
Harm reduction principles.
Trauma-informed care principles.
Social determinants of health.
Social work best practices and ethics.
Function well in unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and independent judgment.
Work well independently and as a team.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.