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Social Worker II- Soma Family Apartments
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

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Social Worker II- Soma Family Apartments

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Social Worker II- Soma Family Apartments

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Social Worker/Site Coordinator, the Social Worker II is responsible for assisting tenants with housing stabilization and retention by providing outreach, advocacy, information, and referrals to existing off-site providers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following position requires a work schedule of (2-nights per week 10:30am-7:00pm & 3- nights per week 8:30am-5:00pm)

  • Deliver culturally inclusive support service programs for tenants.
  • Manage a caseload of individuals.
  • Assertively and regularly, outreach to all assigned tenants, including home visits.
  • Identify tenants in need of services and maintain awareness of tenant’s overall health status; including but not limited to specific medical, mental health and substance use needs.
  • Complete comprehensive Intakes and Needs Assessments with assigned tenants.
  • In partnership with each assigned tenant, establish an Individualized/Family Oriented Service Plans that outline tenant/family driven goals.
  • Provide assigned tenants with trauma informed case-management and supportive counseling.
  • Provide housing stabilization, retention and eviction prevention services.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Provide tenants with family focused information and referrals to off-site service providers in the community.
  • Provide referrals and linkages to off-site Out of School Time programs.
  • Provide supportive counseling, and case management services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community based resources.
  • Assist tenants to develop positive exit plans when appropriate and provide tenants with up to 30-days of after-care.
  • Organize and facilitate community-building activities including but not limited to; produce drops, cultural celebrations, Family large and small group social events, holiday celebrations, skill building workshops, and informational workshops.
  • Interdepartmental collaboration with Property Management regarding housing retention and eviction prevention.
  • Provide permitted follow-up information to Property Management staff as needed.
  • Serve as liaison/advocate for tenants with Property Management and off-site service providers.
  • Attend all weekly meetings with assigned Property Management staff.
  • Attend all on-site Property Management facilitated Tenant Meetings.
  • Attend monthly off-site community meetings as assigned.
  • Attend all other regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Develop new resources and relationships with outside service providers.
  • Comply with all mandated reporting requirements, including Adult Protective Services & Child Protective Services.
  • Assist families with reunification & family sustainability.
  • Comply with all HIPAA and PHI policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of all tenant services using TNDC’s CIRCE electronic database.
  • Carry and respond promptly to cell phone during business hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bi-lingual: Cantonese.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of homelessness.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care approaches
  • Excellent knowledge of substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to practice principles of cultural humility
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with culturally diverse, low-income populations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Initiative and creativity.
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary service team.
  • Excellent benefit advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.
  • Two years of experience working with very low-income people in a social service setting.
  • Two years of experience working with families
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of substance abuse and mental health issues and their effects on individuals, families, elderly and immigrant populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues related to aging in place.
  • Knowledge of current resources and service/benefits programs in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working within a Harm Reduction Model.
  • Experience working in a Permanent Supportive Housing setting.
  • Experience providing housing stabilization, housing retention, and eviction prevention services.

About Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation


 The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housingand services for over 4,100 low-income residentsin 6 San Francisco neighborhoods, building community and promoting equitable access to opportunity and resources. Founded in 1981 by a few people in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, TNDC now has 39 properties in its property portfolio and employs 319 people, some who live in TNDC affordable housing buildings.  

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