205 39th Street
Richmond, CA 94805
Ph: (510) 412-5930
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Bilingual Social Worker (Spanish)

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life?

The social worker position works with adults with serious and persistent mental disabilities to help them restore and maintain community functioning and stability. This position involves home visits, field work, coordination of services, therapeutic interventions, and building independent living skills to help clients live in the community.

Program Description
The Hope Program is a Full Service Partnership program serving adults ages 26-59 living in Contra Costa County, who are homeless, or at serious risk of homelessness, and have a severe and persistent mental illness. This is funded by the MHSA, formerly known as Proposition 63, and is intended to transform the public mental health system. This program is based on a consumer driven, culturally competent, wellness and recovery model.

Job Summary
The social worker title is Personal Services Coordinator (PSC) and he/she will provide primary support for clients; facilitate the care plan for each client; provide clinical and case management services, and will coordinate other services necessary to support the client to achieve the goals of their plan and maintain stability in the community, using clinical and case management skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform clinical assessments and formulate treatment plans.
  2. Coordinate care with multidisciplinary team and outside providers.
  3. Conduct quarterly evaluations and annual clinical assessments.
  4. Coordinate use of flex fund budget for "whatever it takes" to help clients achieve and maintain stability in the community, i.e. housing, benefits, legal, medical, psychiatric, vocational, etc.
  5. Gather and maintain information about community resources of interest to clients/families, and provide referrals as appropriate. Outreach to service providers.
  6. Provide clinical case management services to adult clients and their support network/families as appropriate. Services are provided in the field, at clients' homes, and in the office.
  7. Timely completion of all required paperwork regarding clients and services provided.
  8. Provide therapeutic support with a variety of needs including but not limited to: daily living skills, budgeting, health management, social and family relationships, transportation, and linkage and coordination of services to benefit clients.
  9. Provide counseling in outpatient office and in the community as appropriate.
  10. Provide crisis intervention as needed, including on-call by phone after regular hours on a rotating basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Background in mental health; Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university preferred, or Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Psychology with 2 years of experience in the mental health field; Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, or able to obtain registered status within first 2 months after hire.

  2. Required...
  3. Experience in providing clinical services to adults and families.
  4. Bilingual in Spanish required.
  5. Interest in and sensitivity to people from a multiplicity of backgrounds (ethnic, religious, social class, sexual orientation, etc.), with core awareness and sensitivity to the cultures and needs of the Latino community.
  6. Positive attitude and a natural inclination to focus on strengths.
  7. Ability to develop a care plan for adult/family.
  8. Knowledge of the Contra Costa County Mental Health system.
  9. Commitment to community service.
  10. Willingness to be flexible about roles and responsibilities.
  11. Willingness to be "real" with clients/ families.
  12. Knowledge of the Contra Costa community, including leaders, CBOs, healthcare providers, and other resources etc.
  13. Experience with and/or ability in brokering services for adults and families.
  14. Current driver's license.
  15. Professionalism, good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, computer skills (Word, Outlook).

Compensation: dependent on experience plus on-call pay. Start pay at $52,000/year. Benefits: Familias Unidas offers comprehensive benefits including medical, and dental (additional benefits at an employee cost), vacation, holidays, sick leave, mental health leave, and a 403b annuity plan. Staff is also eligible to apply for the California Mental Health Loan Assumption program towards payment of student loans if approved.

Agency Mission
Familias Unidas exists to improve wellness and self-sufficiency in Latino and other communities. We accomplish this by delivering quality mental health counseling, service advocacy, and information/ referral services. Our programs include: mental health, social services, education and prevention, and youth development.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter, and references to:

Familias Unidas
Attn: Cris Stahl
205-39th Street
Richmond, CA 94805
FAX: (510) 412-0567