Catholic Community Services’ Counseling, Recovery & Wellness (CReW) Program is a licensed community mental health and substance use disorder treatment program and provider of the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO). Our program focuses on serving adults with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for outreaching and engaging with men and women in homelessness who may be looking for mental health or substance use treatment in various King County locations, including Seattle, Bellevue, and/or Kent. This position will also focus on outcomes to connect clients with co-occurring disorders treatment through CReW, provide direct assistance and treatment planning, as well as assist individuals in homelessness locate and move into housing.
This position travels between Kent, Federal Way and Bellevue
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical Assessment and Intervention:
Case Management and Housing Specialty : 1. Assess client needs and required level of services, identify community resources to meet those needs, facilitate individuals’ access to services and advocate for them on a continuing basis. Such needs include but are not limited to accessing housing, financial and health benefits, primary health care, mental health treatment, chemical dependency counseling, chore service, protective payees, transportation, food access, and legal services. 2. Assist individuals with locating and applying for affordable housing, as well as offer assistance with move-in and transition process to include skills training and advocacy with landlords to promote long-term stability.
Other Responsibilities: 1. Outreach and engage with women and men living in homelessness to identify individuals who are in need of services, but may not necessarily be willing to participate.
JOB CONDITIONS: This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, interactions with angry persons, and exposure to computer CRTs.