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JOB: Community Liaison (SOMA / south beach)

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  • Craig Wenzl
    Community Liaison (SOMA / south beach)Apply here: jobs@westside-health.org (
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2013

      Community Liaison (SOMA / south beach)

      Apply here: jobs@...
      The Westside Community Services CalWORKs Counseling Program provides mental health and substance abuse counseling services to participants enrolled in CalWORKs, San Francisco County's welfare to work program serving low-income families.


      Under supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Community Liaison assists the Westside CalWORKs Counseling Program, Department of Public Health, and Department of Human Services in the outreach, development, and evaluation of CalWORKs' behavioral health programs. The goal of the Westside CalWORKs Counseling Program is to help families achieve their economic independence by providing services to those whose substance abuse, domestic violence, and/or mental health conditions have proven to be, or are expected to become barriers to employment.


      1. Conduct outreach activities to CalWORKs recipients to inform them about specialized behavioral health and domestic violence services that are available through Westside's CalWORKs Counseling Services. Conceptualizes and implements activities that encourage and facilitate utilization of these services.
      2. Participates in activities designed to inform providers and other CBO's about the behavioral health services available to CalWORKs families and/or the specialized needs of CalWORKs families.
      3. Participates in Westside, DPH, and DHS policy and decision making committees providing input from a consumer perspective.
      4. Assist CalWORKs recipients in participating in their welfare to work plans by helping them access services that are available within CalWORKs or the community. Provide liaison and advocacy services.
      5. Attend Westside Administrative and Clinical meetings as required.
      6. Prepare and submit required reports on a timely basis.
      7. Participate in profession development training.
      8. Perform other related tasks and duties as assigned.
      9. Maintain appropriate confidentiality and boundaries.
      10. Present cases at clinical team meetings.

      1 At least one year experience working in non-profit setting with culturally diverse population preferred.
      2 Some college is helpful.
      3 Good interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to be non-judgmental, a good listener, supportive, and respectful with a culturally diverse population.
      4 Ability to work independently and also as a team player.
      5 Ability to work with professional counseling staff in a collaborative manner.
      6 Ability to work occasional evenings and occasional weekends.
      Craig Wenzl
      Associate Director of Drug & Alcohol Studies
      Health Education Department
      City College of San Francisco
      50 Phelan Avenue, Mailbox MU353 (Office MU301B)
      San Francisco, CA 94112
      Office:  415.452.5159
      Email:  cwenzl@...
      Website:  http://www.ccsf.edu/das
      24-Hour Program Information Line:  415.452.5924
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