Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Head of Services (“HOS”) for the Homes for Life Foundation (“HFLF”).
The mission of HFLF is to offer mentally ill adults the choice of a home for life to prevent the downward spiral of despair and the crises resultant from eviction and homelessness, many times ending in death, due to the lack of permanent, supportive housing.
Homes for Life Foundation (“HFLF”) is dedicated to breaking the “revolving door syndrome” that generates homelessness. Since 1987, the Homes for Life Foundation has established a network of permanent, affordable, service-enriched housing in Los Angeles County for individuals who suffer from mental illness and are homeless. Under the leadership of well-respected Founder and Executive Director, Carol Liess, HFLF has led the way in creating a holistic approach to meet the needs of the homeless and mentally ill community. HFLF boasts award winning permanent, quality housing solutions where clients can choose to live there for an unlimited period while their basic life needs are met in a caring and supportive living environment. Additionally, clients receive services that include counseling, rehabilitation and case management. This innovative and synergistic approach helps build a sense of belonging and provides a strong foundation to help clients reach their highest potential.
Homelessness, and the lack of permanent housing for persons with mental disabilities, is a social problem that has been identified, but not yet fully addressed by public or private agencies. HFLF are pioneers in this space and have been working in communities to overcome opposition due to nimbyism. They are industry veterans, and for more than 30 years have paved the way in combining housing and supportive services in Los Angeles County. Also, as a pioneering leader, 20 years ago at the request of the DMH, initially as a one of a kind program, they embarked upon emancipated youth programming which is still running today and has become a standard model for the industry.
HFLF is highly respected with established services, infrastructure and a track record of success operating system-changing programs based on concepts of prevention and collaboration among agencies. Committed to providing permanent housing that incorporates client-centered rehabilitation and case management services, HFLF brings together families, government agencies, and mental health professionals to serve homeless mentally ill people in a cost-effective manner. HFLF is uniquely positioned to provide a holistic long-term continuum of care program and not fragment services by transferring clients to other agencies. This ideology empowers staff to be a part of long-term treatment goals and ensures consistency which fosters an environment where homeless and mentally ill populations are able to thrive. As further testament to HFLF’s innovative approach, an environment of creativity is promoted allowing staff to find nuanced intervention programs such as cooking groups.
HFLF boasts a 38 bed state licensed transitional facility as well as award winning group homes. There is no other agency in the nation renovating apartment buildings in collaboration with the County and offering services at the caliber of HFLF. The successful candidate will be a major contributor to the successes of various programs, including seven small group homes, a 38-bed transitional housing program, and a transitional housing program serving 18 Transitional-Age-Youth (TAY) aged 18-20, by providing clinical support, training, and supervision to respective program managers.
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of our client’s lives at one of the most respected agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area. Unlike many agencies, you are working closely with our clients in their everyday environment and not only via clinic office visits. As a result, our clinicians see the impact of their work daily and are part of the long-term success.
HFLF is seeking a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for the position of Head of Services (HOS). Must have two years’ experience working with homeless/chronically homeless, chronically mentally ill clients. Individual must have the ability to develop and coordinate programs. The HOS provides supervision, training, and clinical support to program managers, mental health clinicians, and student interns at various residential programs. Individual must have the ability to clinically assess and develop treatment plans using standards established by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH). The (HOS) will liaise with the Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager and all levels of management to implement effective quality control measures and to monitor productivity, ensuring contract(s) compliance. This is a full-time position requiring flexibility to include evenings and weekends for crisis response.
Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive.)
Education and Experience
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.
Please send resumes to:
Sterling Search, Inc.
Phone: 310 909 4897 or 714 433 7040
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