Mental Health Social Worker - (General Population Outreach)

Hope Center, Inc.
Lexington, KY
Jul 27, 2017
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Job Description

Summary: Provides case management to clients in the Mental Health program and General Population (GP) during the afternoon/evening hours (generally 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.). Emphasis will be on the mental health issues of GP clients.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. Provides case management services to GP clients, especially (but not limited to) those with mental health issues and document interactions appropriately in the database and charts.
  2. Works in collaboration with the Social Services Coordinator and the Mental Health team to provide for the mental health needs of the GP clients.
  3. Collaborates with Shelter Services Staff to address client needs.
  4. Provides after-hours crisis intervention and appropriate referrals.
  5. Provides transportation, as needed.
  6. Provides outreach services to individuals in the community to help prevent homelessness and/or hunger.
  7. Provides resources and information to clients regarding entitlements, employment, medical assistance, mental health assistance, etc.
  8. Facilitates educational groups for clients of the mental health program
  9. Monitors client self-administration of medication for mental health program clients to ensure that medications are being taken as prescribed
  10. Assists GP and mental health clients in finding appropriate affordable housing.
  11. Works in collaboration with local social services and nonprofit agencies to provide resources to GP and marginally housed individuals in the community.
  12. Works 40 hours/week with evening hours.
  13. Participates in rotating on-call schedule including afterhours outreach in Cold Patrol. May require some weekend or holiday hours.
  14. Participates in continuing education and staff training programs.
  15. Adheres to all rules and procedures as stated in the Hope Center employee handbook.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field preferred. Mental health experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current driver's license with acceptable driving record.

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work with persons in a manner that shows sensitivity to cultural diversity, sexual orientation, and racial/ethnic differences.

Essential Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear.

Work Environment: Varies, includes time in the elements transporting clients & performing outreach. Includes extreme weather conditions during Cold Patrol.

Other Qualifications: Must be able to pass drug screen

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and physical requirement satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This in no way implies a contractual agreement of any sort. Kentucky is an "at-will" state. This means that the term of employment is discretionary with either party being able to terminate employment at any time and no action may be maintained for breach of the employment contact.

Company Description
OUR MISSION: To care for homeless and at-risk persons by providing life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services that are comprehensive and address underlying causes.

Lexington, KY


Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:07:33 PDT