Thursday, April 14, 2011

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA) Opportunity

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA), founded in 1985, provides comprehensive case management services for homeless people with health-related problems and provides community-based education to homeless service providers. Our mission is to work towards the optimal health of homeless people through direct services, education and advocacy.

Job description: The primary purpose of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles Access to Housing for Health project is to provide permanent, affordable housing linked to appropriate services for homeless individuals, who are frequent users of the Department of Health Services. The clinical social worker works directly with program participants and develops, arranges and coordinates treatment services. The clinical social worker works to improve the health of homeless individuals by assisting them with the provision of stable housing, development of a comprehensive treatment plan and facilitating linkages to medical care, mental health care, alcohol/substance use treatment and other supportive services. Once the individual has obtained permanent housing, the clinical social worker assists them in maintaining their housing.

Essential Functions:
1. Conduct comprehensive assessments for case management service needs.
2. Develop individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives and assist
participants in achieving their desired outcomes.
3. Coordinate, prepare and maintain required charting and documentation in a timely and thorough
4. Participate in daily debrief sessions, weekly supervision, department and agency-wide
meetings, training and development opportunities.
5. Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to support individuals in attaining
an array of community-based services.
6. Maintain familiarity with HHCLA policies and procedures and other applicable local, state and
federal regulations.
7. Assist in identifying and securing resources for participants.
8. Maintain client records according to the HIPPA Act of 1996 and adhere to all client
confidentiality requirements and standards.
9. Participate in the overall evaluation of program services and data collection for reporting by
maintaining accurate information in program participant files.
10. Perform home visits within scheduled time frame, asses for needs, and refer clients to services within their community.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work/Welfare required with a minimum of two years experience in
working with culturally diverse populations. Experience with homeless and low-income populations
preferred. Familiarity with the principles of harm reduction, mental health and the healthcare delivery
systems in Los Angeles County required. Strong written and oral communication skills required.
Computer skills necessary to perform job duties required. Able to stand, walk and sit for the purpose
of performing the essential job functions. Qualifications may be subject to modification, based upon
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, properly
registered vehicle and liability insurance. Bilingual/bicultural preferred.

Forward all inquiries to:

Elda Lazaro, MSW
Director of Access to Housing for Health
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
2330 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
W: 213.381.0514
F: 213.748.2432

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