The Team Leaders is a mental health professional who reports directly to the Shelter Director of Social Services. This position is supervisory in nature. The Team Leader organizes and supervises the work of the case managers assigned to his/her team. All activities are organized around the goal of rapid, effective engagement with the shelter resident, connection to medical and psychiatric care, assessment, preparation of housing referral packet and move to suitable housing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum: Licensed Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW) with current registration from the NYS Education Department. At least one year of experience providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, alcoholism, or substance abuse), and at least one year of experience providing clinical supervision or consultation. Maintenance of licensure and current registration is a condition of employment
Preferred: Supervisory experience desirable; experience working in a residence for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorder helpful.