Team Leader- Ana's Place

Title:                     Team Leader  

Location:            Ana’s Place

Program Overview:

Ana’s Place is a 108 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse.  Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, psychiatric services are provided Monday through Friday, staffed by a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Clinical Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Team Leader will provide direct supervision to the Case Managers as well as managing a small caseload to provide assessment, counseling and referral services to the clients at the shelter; ensures that proper protocols are being followed and performs quality assurance activities regarding the delivery of services; performs related work.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities depending on the assigned shift:

  • Performs a thorough assessment of clients being referred to the shelter to determine their appropriateness for our setting, identify the full range of service needs, and make the assignment to a case manager

  • Provide guidance and direct supervision to an assigned team of Case Managers to ensure assessments, including psycho-social evaluations are being performed, Independent Living Plans are prepared and being followed, referrals to appropriate programs are made, and integration of services is occurring

  • Provide guidance and direction to Housing Specialist to ensure that HRA2010E packages are being generated and being given to DHS as well as other housing providers

  • Assists in quality assurance activities to ensure service milestones/program performance goals are met

  • As part of the 6 month after care services, monitors status of clients placed in the community to ensure successful community integration. Facilitates the provision of any assistance needed to ensure that clients remain housed

  • Ensures that accurate and up to date clinical documents are being maintained and that required data is being inputted in a timely fashion into the CARES system by the Case Managers

  • Attends and participates in the weekly P4P Case Conference meetings on the status of each client

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director and Clinical Director

 

Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work, NYS LMSW required

·         A minimum of four years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population. Must have proven supervisory skills including at least two years of supervisory experience

·         A minimum of four years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population. Must have proven supervisory skills including at least two years of supervisory experience

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills

·         An ability to work independently and to initiate actions to support the efforts of the staff and the clients

·         An ability to relate with clients as well as all levels of staff

·         Knowledge of case management software’s as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to careers@projectrenewal.org