The Behavioral Health Case Manager will provide mental health assessment and connect Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) residents with resources that promote housing retention, stability, and increased self-sufficiency. Services are provided in the Housing Authority offices, in residents homes, and/or in the community M-F between 8:30am-5:30 pm. Family Service Agency is contracted with the HACSB to provide case management services to support the unique social service needs of residents of HACSB.
Sample of Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide case management services.
Support residents in accessing substance abuse counseling/recovery and/or medical/mental health services and provide coordination of behavioral health and clinical services.
Provide and/or arrange crisis intervention services and mental health assessments and treatment planning.
Collaborate with Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness to ensure access to treatment for qualifying residents.
Provide advocacy/assistance for residents in obtaining public benefits.
Collaborate with HACSB staff and landlords to address/resolve lease/compliance issues.
Provide and/or arrange for residents to develop/strengthen independent living skills.
Must be one of the following: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT); Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW); Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
Professional attitude, enjoyment of teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
Minimum of 2 years of case management experience working with diverse communities, low-income clients, the homeless and formerly homeless, seniors, and the disabled preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Valid CA driver license and proof of insurance required.
Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
This position is full-time, non-exempt, with benefits. (Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous holiday, vacation, and sick leave available.)
Pay is dependent on experience.
Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara Countys most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.
We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.
To apply for this position, it is highly recommended that you submit both a cover letter and resume. Please reply to this ad, and/or you may also send your materials to:
Family Service Agency
123 West Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101