Social Worker (Coming Home)

City Of Amarillo, TX Amarillo , TX 79105

Posted 4 days ago

Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities, and fostering their hope that a better life is possible. Building strong, caring communities through the integration of housing, healthcare, and supportive services. Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation, and professional development; and using resources judiciously and effectively.

Provides strengths-based case management, specifically housing placement and support to homeless individuals with disabilities including substance use and significant primary and mental health care needs.

  • Performs biopsychosocial assessments, partners with clients to create client centered goals, records all progress note in chart

  • Works with other community service providers to enhance the clinical and supportive housing services.

  • Assists with the connection to mainstream resources including health, mental health, benefits and substance use treatment.

  • Advocates for the needs of individual clients as well as for systemic change, whenever needed for the overall benefit of homeless individuals.

  • Participates in daily team meetings to coordinate their activities with other team members, programs, and the Program Manager.

  • Communicates clinical assessments, interventions, and ongoing client contact daily, in client record.

  • Works with primary clients, as well as team clients, related to service planning, documentation of progress, service tracking, and outcome evaluation.

  • Monitors client progress by regular, ongoing contact with individuals receiving services and contact with collaborative service providers both external and internal

  • Transports clients using a COA vehicle

  • Collaborates and coordinates with internal and external programs to facilitate client referrals and to ensure continuity of care. Serves as a liaison with collaborating agencies, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with organizations and groups providing services to our target population.

  • Assists others with work that needs to be done at moments of urgency or crisis.

  • Must carry a cell phone and be accessible when in the field to the program clients and community partners.

  • Navigates the Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare systems on behalf of or with clients.

  • Completes Medicaid authorizations, HMIS data entry, as well as any other reporting requirements necessary to obtain, and sustain funding and provide services for individuals served.

  • Meets formally with the Program Manager for ongoing individual and group supervision.

  • Attends and participates in clinical and administrative meetings as deemed appropriate and necessary for the job.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelors degree in Social Work or a related field is required.

A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Must have a valid Texas drivers license.

A Master's degree in Social Work or a related field is preferred.

Two years of experience with homeless population or two years in a related direct human service field working with underserved populations is preferred.

The position is grant funded and renewal is contingent upon the availability of funds. Grant funded positions are typically limited in term. The end date of the grant does not guarantee employment for the duration of the grant. You may be eligible to apply/transfer to an existing vacancy that is equivalent to the grant funded position if an equivalent position is available.

NOTE: Employees in the Community Development Department and their family members are prohibited from participating or receiving benefit from the City of Amarillo's programs funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other state and federally funded programs and grants.

"The City may consider all related education and/or experience in determining an applicant's minimum qualifications and starting salary."

Additional Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse array of citizens, investment and property owners, and community groups.

  • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.

  • Ability to operate computers for data entry and other record keeping as required

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skill.

  • Must be comfortable working in the community.

  • May require after hour work to attend meetings and to finish projects and meet deadlines.

  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle.

The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.

Essential Job Functions:

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is also required to balance, crouch, feel, finger, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.

Work Hours:

Will work Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

May require after hour work to attend meetings and to finish projects and meet deadlines.

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Social Worker (Coming Home)

City Of Amarillo, TX