Therapist (MSW or MFT)/ Case Manager
The mission of Foothill Family Shelter is to assure children and adults a future by helping them acquire skills that will enable them to maintain a home, job and at the same time develop the necessary self-esteem to function as a successful stable adult.
Foothill Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 which houses homeless adults and children for a period of up to 120 days, free of rent and utility charges. We also provide one-year transitional housing as well as extended housing.The Foothill Family Shelter began as St. Mark's Homeless Shelter and currently serves as a transitional facility for homeless adults and children from the west end of San Bernardino County and the east end of Los Angeles County. The Shelter has 7- two bedroom apartments which are fully furnished and offered free for a maximum of 120 days. We also provide 12- two bedroom apartments for transitional housing and 8- two bedroom apartments for extended housing.
SERVICE AREA: Upland, Ontario, Montclair, Pomona, Claremont, and Rancho Cucamonga
Proof of residency is required for all services.
Working directly with the residents of the shelter, this candidate will manage multiple caseloads and provide comprehensive services while the clients are in the Shelter. Case Management will focus on life-skills, short and long-term goals, budgeting and program accountability. Case Managers will also ensure client files are maintained and accurate meeting requirements of cities and various funders. Therapists will foster relationships with each client and assess their mental health needs; therapists will address any barriers preventing clients from moving forward and assist clients in developing practical coping techniques to deal with homelessness and stress.
Administer initial intake interview with clients and/or family members to obtain family, social, employment, medical and mental health history.
- Assess client needs, determine services needed, create treatment plan and track clients’ progress through use of appropriate documentation.
- Provide clinical therapy to individuals (adults, adolescents & children), couples, and families who are experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, relational problems, substance abuse, anger and/or other behavioral issues, which impair their functioning in various contexts.
- Seek out information about community resources and provide referrals as needed.
- Facilitate group sessions for adults from diverse cultural/economic backgrounds focusing on various intrapsychic issues (i.e. self-esteem, stress/anxiety, depression) as well as interpersonal relationship issues (i.e. communication, conflict resolution, coping skills, and parenting techniques).
- Plan and facilitate group sessions for children & adolescents focused on improving social skills as well as strengthening self-esteem, sense of identity and coping mechanisms.
- Assess and assist with housing goals, savings plan and family budget.
- Assist clients with credit issues/assist clients in receiving a free credit report.
- Ensure that clients are meeting all program requirements/expectations and are complying Assist families in enrolling their children in community schools/childcare–identifying, but not recommending any one in particular.
- Identify options and develop exit plan with each family