compensation: $18 per hour employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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ParentCare Family Recovery Services are designed to support chemically dependent women and their families who are at high risk for child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. The majority of women in treatment also have a dual psychiatric diagnosis and a host of physical health related issues.
As a local leader in the development of family-centered recovery services, ParentCare makes a significant difference in preventing child abuse and reducing perinatal drug and alcohol exposure. It also plays a critical partnership role with County Child Welfare Services, drug and family courts, local hospitals and community collaboratives in order to ensure the utmost level of comprehensive care for these women and their families.
Under general supervision, the Homeless Outreach Worker (HOW) is responsible for outreach to the homeless in an assigned geographic region. The HOW will be responsible for creating opportunities and promoting success for recovery to members of the region. The HOW will develop and maintain working relationships with local homeless shelters, law enforcement and other homeless outreach organizations that operate within the region. The HOW will perform intakes and case management of homeless individuals entering the program, and will monitor progress throughout their treatment and transition to an individual recovery/treatment plan. Some tasks to include:
• Provide opportunities for homeless individuals within the region to seek out recovery services.
• Maintain working relationships with homeless shelters, law enforcement and other homeless outreach entities working in the region.
• Provide support services such as transportation, referrals, and connection to services that will support client success.
• Make referrals to other agencies/organizations when appropriate.
• Provide ongoing client meetings and follow-up through program exits with clients, including one on one meetings, phone calls and visits.
• Provide outreach and recruitments that will ensure program goals are met.
• Work in ensure seamless and smooth transition into treatment program.
• Provides support to any homeless client who is enrolled and helps clients successfully graduate from the program.
• Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed.
• Maintain data collection and contract compliance of records as required.
• Maintain accurate and timely record for each client including case notes, statistics, termination summaries, and discharge plans.
• Participate in case file reviews.
· Must be a certified chemical dependency counselor or working toward a recognized State of California Alcohol and Drug certification with two years of experience working with the homeless and alcohol and drug related issues/addictions OR
· Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field one year of experience working with the homeless and alcohol and drug related issues/addiction.
· Must be free of parole and probation for at least one year.
· Must have a valid California driver's license and a clean driving record.
· Must pass pre-employment background check, TB test and drug screening.
· May require bilingual English/Spanish in accordance to population needs.
Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, and employer-paid pension.
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