Social Services Hiring Fair! Providing Meaningful Services to the Homeless
Posted on: February 16, 2020
Location: Crisis Solutions Center, Seattle, WA
Job Title: Social Services Hiring Fair! Providing Meaningful
Services to the Homeless
Days Off: TBD
Pay Range: $36,893 - $40,734 annually + $0.75/hour night shift
Shift: Swing & Night
Location: Crisis Solutions Center
Region: International District/Downtown
Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for
employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible
Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days
per year), Retirement Plan
DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit
organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people,
particularly those living with serious mental or addictive
illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of
comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people
the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
We are looking to bring in qualified candidates to do in person
interviews on February 25th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Interviews will
take around 1-hour to complete and you will get a tour of our
Crisis Solutions Center Facility.
CSC Member PERKS:
- Over 6 weeks off in the first year
- Nationally recognized program
- Licensure Reimbursement
- 2 hours of Clinical Supervision per Month on site
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness from the Federal
- Fully paid for health insurance
- Opportunities for growth
- Team building and Camaraderie
- Paid Training and Learning Occurs at your Own Pace
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing
on-going case management services to adults with severe and
persistent mental illnesses and/or chemical dependency issues.
- Provide phone screenings for referents to the CSC.
- Engage clients admitted to the CSC and maintain working
relationships through creative resourceful strategies which build
trust and confidence.
- Assist in creating and implementing discharge plans; develop
goal planners with client's participation; facilitate linkages to
collaborative resources when appropriate.
- Assume primary responsibility for coordinating all aspects of
client's support and goal planners. This includes: providing and/or
coordinating the delivery of psychiatric treatment; substance abuse
treatment; 24-hour support services; and performing acute case
management to facilitate client access to food, clothing, housing,
medical care, financial assistance and vocational training or
- Advocate for clients' access to community resources and
services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights
maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to
ensure continuity of care.
- Participate in the planning, organizing and facilitating of
group treatment services for clients served by the mental health
- Provide crisis intervention and risk assessment; tolerate
unusual or unpleasant behavior.
- Provide counseling, as qualified.
- Document services provided.
Other duties & responsibilities:
- Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program
meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews
and case conferences for clients admitted to the CSC.
- Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and
procedures; maintain current and complete clinical and
administrative records; participate in quality assurance reviews
- Comply with applicable program research and evaluation
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively under supervision,
as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and independently, when
- Take initiative to meet the changing needs of community mental
- Promote and maintain positive relationships with the
- Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions
in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other
staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment.
- Provide transportation for clients as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Current Washington Department of Health minimum credential as
an Agency Affiliated Counselor in good standing.
- Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background
- Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with
coworkers to accomplish all responsibilities of the team.
- Interest in and experience working with individuals disabled by
mental illness and/or substance abuse who are experiencing a
- Interest in or experience working with clients who are
difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health
- Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving
- Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide
range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from
- Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity
across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.
- Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or
related behavioral science, or
- Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work
experience in social services, or
- Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work
- Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work
- A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience
and formal training in clinical and case management skills to
demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job.
- Meet criteria as a Mental Health Professional as defined in RCW
71.05, WAC 388-865-0400, preferred.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
- Bicultural background/experience and/or qualify as an Ethnic
Minority, DD, or Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (per WAC
388-865-0150 definition), preferred.
- Knowledge of de-escalation skills, crisis intervention &
stabilization, and harm reduction strategies, preferred.
Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be
positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand
the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the
potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills
of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response
to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback
and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful
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. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate
with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and
carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer
hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal
employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The
Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence
of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment
practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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