COTS is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join its multidisciplinary team. The service approach at COTS is focused on effectively combining and coordinating services that address mental health, physical health, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and housing.The LCSW at COTS will provide direct services to people experiencing homelessness, including under-served chronically-homeless clients who have entered the Mary Isaak Center (MIC) Emergency Shelter, as well as conducting intake assessments, quickly developing accurate and individualized service plans for clients, and facilitating warm hand-offs to on-site and community-based health and wellness partners.
Completes intake assessments with clients to identify and address clients’ needs the areas of healthcare, mental health, respite, treatment for substance use disorders, etc.
Utilizes clinical judgment in the assessment of clients’ needs
Develops and coordinates clients’ Plan of Treatment, including discharge plans, based on the intake assessment and accepted social work interventions
Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of referral resources throughout service area
Leads Case Conferencing sessions to assess clients’ needs and coordinate services
Completes required documentation and paperwork in a timely manner, and in accordance with departmental standards
Participates in scheduled meetings to review and evaluate the services provided to clients, identify opportunities to improve the services delivered, recommend corrective action when problems exist
Other duties as assigned
Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and individuals who are chronically homeless and/or homeless veterans
Significant experience with comprehensive assessment tools, such as the VI-SPDAT, as well as HMIS
Knowledge and experience working with co-occurring populations (chronic health conditions, mental health and substance use)
Knowledge and experience with evidence-based practices, including trauma informed care framework
Extensive knowledge and experience in the accurate assessment of medical, mental health, and substance use challenges
Understanding of Housing-First model of housing, harm reduction, and homeless services within the service area
Strong clerical/administrative skills including personal computer skills (Microsoft Office software)
Demonstrated oral/written skills
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds in a culturally competent and sensitive manner
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel at COTS and people from outside of the organization
Cultural competency and commitment to clients
Commitment to the philosophy and values of the agency
Compliance with information and security policy and procedures
Ethical and professional behavior
To apply, send resume and cover letter by email to: Toni@COTS-homeless.org.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary plus employee benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision.
Generous paid time off: 2 weeks vacation for the first year, 10 paid holidays per year and paid sick leave
COTS is the second largest provider of services for people experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County. Using nationally recognized programs and services, we empower homeless families, adults, and veterans to stabilize their lives, improve income, and find permanent housing.