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Advocacy Clinical Case Manager - WPW (JR 1826)

San Diego, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 1826
Advocacy Clinical Case Manager – WPW
San Diego, CA 92108
Salary: $24.04/hr - $26.44/hr DOE
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking social services professionals with active registration or licensure (ASW/LCSW/AMFT/LMFT or equivalent) to join our WPW Program in San Diego as a Clinical Case Manager providing advocacy for HDAP eligible participants. This is a full-time, temporary role with the the potential to transfer to another program or position within PATH upon its conclusion and an anticipated end date of 6/30/2021. 
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 
The WPW program provides comprehensive care coordination services to high-utilizers of health care services. WPW services are facilitated buy a multidisciplinary Service Integration Team (SIT) that includes clinicians, peer support specialists, case managers, and housing specialists. SIT’s provide a holistic approach to linking program participants to services that will improve their wellness and housing stability through street outreach, system navigation, and housing navigation services.

As part of the multidisciplinary SIT, the Advocacy Clinical Case Manager specializes in providing HDAP eligible participants with individualized clinical support and assistance with SSI/SSDI applications to help them in improve their wellness and attain housing stability. Responsibilities of the Advocacy Clinical Case Manager include:
  • Conducting program intake and comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments for clients interested in filing for SSI/SSDI benefits
  • Coordinating with the SIT to addresses clients' immediate shelter needs 
  • Collaborating with clients to file SSI/SSDI including assisting with the gathering of documentation and case transfer to legal aid as necessary
  • Collaborating with clients to develop individualized care plans that address short- and long-term goals
  • Providing on-going case management support and individual therapy to assess progress and ensure treatment plan outcomes are met or adjusted as necessary
  • Conducting crisis and suicide risk assessments followed by the provision of appropriate intervention services that work to enhance residents’ ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills and manage and self-coordinate own care
  • Ensuring the successful transfer of clients to the SIT for long-term wraparound and case management services once SSI/SSDI applications have been filed
  • Maintaining documentation, reporting, and program data in accordance with PATH policies and program contract
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
  • Have experience with preparing SSI/SSDI claims
  • Have experience in homeless services or related social services field, demonstrating strong skills in case conferencing and housing retention services with a holistic approach
  • Are familiar and comfortable working with issues related to homelessness, substance use, mental health diagnosis and history of trauma
  • Have experience with psychosocial assessment, working with clients with co-occurring or tri-morbid conditions, field-based case management interventions, Housing First and Critical Time intervention practices, Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing strategies and Crisis Intervention
  • Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Clinical Case Manager must:
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) OR equivalent degree approved by the California BBS
  • Be registered or licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Science (ASW/LCSW/AMFT/LMFT or equivalent)
  • Have at least 2 year of case management experience in homeless services, veteran services, mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders or with vulnerable populations
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Auto Insurance
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 1826 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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