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Licensed Medical Health Professional- Carlsbad Homeless Outreach (Carlsbad)

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compensation: $62,500-$72,500
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

OVERVIEW: Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and under-served people in North San Diego County. Interfaith offers programs through North San Diego County, from the coastal City of Oceanside, to the inland communities south and east of our Escondido headquarters. With more than 300 member faith centers and 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith serviced more than 16,000 unique individuals last year alone.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This innovative position works in collaboration with the Carlsbad Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) unit to address the issue of homelessness in Carlsbad. The HOT team is a unique police outreach effort that connects homeless individuals with needed services in a focused effort to end homelessness. This position will spend approximately 90% of the time conducting outreach in the field and working side-by-side with law enforcement. The reminder of the time will be spent conducting case management services, holding office hours and attending meetings as required

• Conducts outreach and engagement with individuals experiencing homelessness within the City of Carlsbad
• Facilitates acceptance of placement or other services that support and stabilize individuals moving from street to service
• Develops trusting relationships with individuals and families experiencing homelessness
• Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to understand, assess, and shift the individual’s stage of change
• Helps stabilize individuals by linking them to appropriate resources such as housing, medical, mental health, addiction and recovery services, food, clothing, transportation, employment, Social Security Disability, mainstream benefits and other financial resources based on the client’s individualized plan.
• Advocates to remove system barriers and to help individuals achieve their stated goals
• Works collaboratively with Carlsbad HOT, other service providers, and community partners to identify homeless individuals in need of case management services
• Completes accurate and thorough documentation in a timely manner for each program participant, and provides required reports
• Participates in case management meetings, staff meetings, trainings, conferences, program evaluation, and program development
• Performs additional duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
• Must be currently licensed by the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) required
• 1+ years of experience working in a Social Services, Nonprofit or related setting required
• 1+ years of providing case management services required
• Experience working with severely mentally ill, medically fragile, and homeless populations required
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries with clients
• Ability to identify problems, and research and recommend solutions
• Demonstrated strong working knowledge of resources in North County San Diego
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be highly organized and demonstrate attention to detail
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple deadlines and working effectively under pressure, using independent judgment to produce quality work under time constraints
• Demonstrated experience working with a collaborative team
• Working Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
• Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the agency’s insurance carrier’s standards
• Must successfully pass a criminal background and exclusion/disbarment check
• Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, tuberculosis test, and drug screen

WORKING REQUIREMENTS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must be able to perform work in both indoor and outdoor settings
• Must have the physical ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, bend, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance on a frequent basis
• May be subjected to adverse conditions, including contact from hostile people
• Low to moderate exposure to contagious diseases (hepatitis, HIV, tuberculous, etc.)
• Low to moderate exposure of unpleasant and noxious fumes, odors, dust, temperatures, noise and inclement weather
• Occasionally lifts, carries and balances objects weighing up to 30 pounds
• Pulls and pushes such objects as file drawers, computers and similar office equipment and supplies
• Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory, concentration and analytical thinking
• Occasionally is required to perform the safe operation of a vehicle, office equipment and machines, and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace
• Must be able to hear, see including distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic backgrounds and origins
• The noise level in the work environment is usually low

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
By joining our team, you'll work with amazing people serving those in-need of a hand-up in our community. Benefits include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off - Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays - 12 scheduled
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Bereavement Leave
Work Anniversary Bonus
Tuition Reimbursement
Healthy Rewards Program
Life Assistance Plan
Financial Assistance Program
Flexible Work Schedules
Business Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

To Apply Click here

Requisition #1448

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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