The Downtown Women's Center (DWC) seeks a full-time clinician with a proven history of high quality work, to provide culturally responsive services to DWC housing programs, including project based, field-based, and Project 100. The Project 100 program is focused on providing culturally responsive services to unhoused women, living on Skid Row, who have experienced long-term homelessness and have been historically underserved by traditional housing programs. This innovative program is dedicated to implementing the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness and the Ad- Hoc Committee on Women Experiencing Homelessness, and is designed to quickly and permanently house the most vulnerable women of Skid Row. Project 100 is a collaboration between Downtown Women's Center, the Mayors Office, City Council, and other homeless service sector partners. DWC seeks a full time Clinician to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed mental health care to homeless and extremely low-income women. The Clinician will provide clinical services to DWC housing clients through assessments, one-on-one counseling, groups and crisis intervention. The Clinician will also provide mental health group consultations. For clients in Project 100 the Clinician will be part of a multidisciplinary team made up of employment coordinators, case managers, and peer specialists. This position reports directly to the Project 100 Manager and is part of the Housing Department.
- Provide trauma informed, culturally responsive therapeutic services to clients, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and coordination of substance abuse and mental health treatment, for participants with co-occurring disorders
- Conduct screenings, psychosocial, and diagnostic assessments
- Develop and monitor Individualized Service Plans for clients.
- Assist staff with clinical consultation, care coordination and coaching around clinical interventions and de-escalation techniques as needed
- Comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations around confidentiality
- Provide services in a manner consistent with the DWC mission
- Maintain accurate and timely records, including intake paperwork, notes, and documentation of services provided to each client.
- Provide regular, written reports to the Project 100 Manager and additional reports as assigned
- Lead mental health consultation groups in the Housing Department
- Participate in individual and group supervision meetings and multidisciplinary team meetings
- Conduct home visits to meet with therapy and Project 100 clients
- Provide supervision to clinical interns, as needed
- Link clients to housing and resources, as needed
- Attend meetings and trainings onsite and offsite, as needed
- Conduct trainings and presentations internally and externally
- Serve as an ambassador to DWC
- Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Competencies (I.e. Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)
- Trauma Informed
- Culturally Responsive
- Relationship Management
- Attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This role does not supervise staff, however may supervise clinical interns as needed.
This job operates in a Community Based Housing office space setting and conducts field-based home visits as needed. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Access to reliable personal transportation required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Mondays-Fridays 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Travel for trainings, meetings, and home visits required.