Job Title: Clinician I  XX  FT     _   PT

FLSA Status:  XX Exempt  Non-Exempt

Department:  PATH Program

Reports to:  Program Coordinator of the PATH Program

Date/Revised:  July 2019

Competitive Salary & Benefits Package (FT Employees)

Position Summary:

The PATH Program is a specialized outreach initiative that looks to reduce or eliminate homelessness for individuals with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

The PATH Clinical I position includes a large outreach component, canvassing the Miami-Dade County area, as well as hospitals and crisis units, locating those that are homeless with mental health issues and developing trust-built relationships with these individuals. Assessment, referral, care coordination, as well as treatment planning are an important part of this position.

The ideal candidate will be familiar and comfortable with homeless individuals and street culture and will demonstrate an ability to establish trusting, hopeful relationships with these individuals.

Qualifications Required:

  • Ability to understand and practice the mission of Camillus House.
  • Education: Master’s Degree preferred in Mental Health/Social Work or related field; any appropriate combination of education, experience and/or certification will be considered.
  • Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in the same or similar job role is preferred.
  • Language: Proficiency in oral/written English; Spanish preferred; additional languages a plus (i.e. Creole).
  • Skills: Computer literacy required (Word, Excel, other data entry programs)
  • Successful completion of Toxicology test and of a Level 2 Background Screening.
  • Successful completion and eligibility results of Level 2 screening is required by funding source for this position. Check one:  Yes   No    N/A
  • Valid FL Driver License with clean driving record is required for this position. Check one: XXX Yes  No  N/A

Qualifications  Preferred:

  • Culturally sensitive to the social, psychological and healthcare needs of the vulnerable populations serviced.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrates a high level of productivity while remaining calm and effective under pressure.
  • A self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as, with multidisciplinary teams and co-workers.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.

Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the Values and Mission of the Brothers of St. John of God as witnessed through Camillus House and Health in serving the needs of the underserved populations.
  • Hospitality: Create an environment where people can feel welcomed, comfortable, understood, esteemed and loved.
  • Respect: Recognize the richness of God’s gifts and His presence in every person regardless of age, situation in life, culture or religion.
  • Spirituality: Nurture a brighter, happier and richer life in time of suffering and struggle; empowering confidence in living with joy.
  • Quality: Work toward creating centers of excellence; fostering continuous improvement.
  • Healing: Respond to the need of the whole person – body, mind and spirit; energizing new hope.
  • Responsibility: Encourage cooperation as a way of promoting standards of competency, efficiency and accountability as we carry out our duties in the Mission.
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments and reviews them at least quarterly.
  • Develops, implements, monitors and reviews client’s treatment plans at least quarterly and as needed.
  • Documents client’s progress in treatment with progress notes within 24 hours of client encounter (in, ICANotes, or any other database being utilized).
  • Documents the client’s discharge or transfer plans.
  • Attends treatment team meetings with other staff member involved with the client to assist with the ongoing development of client’s treatment plan.
  • Provides referrals and follow up to legal, medical, social services, etc. for clients
  • Assesses for eligibility of case management services – Conduct immediate intake and assessments for homeless individuals during outreach to determine eligibility, short term and long-term housing and supportive service needs. Provide referrals as applicable to alternate programs if the applicant is not eligible for internal programs and provide resources as necessary.
  • Assesses and re-assesses the need for services; clinical and psychosocial.
  • Plans client care in collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Maintains contact and documents interactions with all PATH Program participants on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides linkage and support to program participants as they pursue mental health services through the community mental health system. Assist program participants in gathering documentation necessary to compile Social Security applications in accordance with SOAR.
  • Initializes contact with client within 24 hours of case being assigned to clinical case manager.
  • Provides assistance to locate mainstream and community resources in obtaining benefits, birth certificates, Social Security cards and other important documents necessary for housing and supportive services.
  • Assists in efforts to secure housing and supportive services for PATH Program participant by utilizing existing resources within the County.
  • Provides consultation to consumers and supportive service providers to develop housing goals and interventions in the person-centered planning process.
  • Provides housing related case management on an ongoing basis for program participants, working with consumers and landlords to establish positive professional relationships.
  • Collects data for HMIS to provide statistics regarding homeless persons and outcomes of program services.
  • Participates in community-based activities when appropriate such as Point-In-Time Count.
  • Collects and input data into local HMIS to provide statistics regarding PATH Program applicants and participants, as well as documentation of all contacts, assistance and services provided. Information will be entered within 24 hours of client encounter to insure accuracy of all reports/demographics at any given time.
  • Participates in disaster planning.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Work Environment:

The noise level of the work environment can range from low to moderate. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may need to sit, stand, walk, lift, reach, kneel, push/pull, bend/stoop, climb, crawl/crouch, repetitive motions. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule:

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule, if needed.
  • Ability to assist in Camillus House’ two (2) annual fundraisers (i.e. Gala and The Auction).

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