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The Homeless Outreach and Stabilization Team (HOST) of Bonita House Inc., located in the City of Oakland; Alameda County, is a Full-Service Partnership (FSP) providing an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of care to adults with histories of chronic homelessness, severe and persistent psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders, disabilities, and chronic health conditions. The team works collaboratively with clients to provide case management, peer support, medical care, psychiatric care, vocational services, and housing.
The IHOT program is a voluntary, trauma informed, compassionate alternative to AB1421 (court-ordered intensive outpatient services for individuals with a recent history of recurrent psychiatric emergency room visits and hospitalizations who are significantly deteriorating and unwilling/unable to engage in voluntary services). This In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT) serves adults age 25+ in North/Central County. Reflecting its purpose, BHI’s program is called the BRIDGES TO RECOVERY IHOT.
The Program Director is the primary person responsible for administration of the HOST and IHOT programs. The role includes ensuring the programs meets contract requirements as well as Bonita House, Alameda County Behavioral HealthCare Services, and Medi-Cal standards; providing supervision and training for staff; coordinating and executing in-house, county, and state audits; providing direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, and discharge planning; representing the program in the community and at Bonita House and county meetings; and providing leadership for the team of 18+ staff, including creating a culture which supports creativity, competence, and compassion.
Approximately 25% of the workday is spent in the field at various community locations, including at meetings, client homes, homeless encampments, community agencies, vehicles, etc. The PD will at times need to work in a moderately unsanitary environment, using precautionary measures as advised (gloves, face mask, etc.).
Approximately 75% of the workday in spent a temperature-controlled office environment performing a variety of functions. At least 1-2 hours spent typing each day.
Approximately 1 month of every 3, the PD will be the back-up on call during hours when the office is closed (nights and weekends) and will need to carry their agency phone at all times to be able to respond to consultation calls from on-call staff.
Must possess a current and valid California license as a LCSW AND must be able to provide supervision for registered interns.
Strong clinical skills and experience providing integrated treatment to persons with histories of homelessness, severe persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring serious substance use disorders. Strong preference given to candidates possessing experience with IDDT, ACT, Housing First, and/or IPS.
Supervisory and program management experience is required, with strong preference for candidates who have successful experience responding to audits and RFPs.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license, a driving record acceptable by Bonita House’s insurance company, and personal vehicle they are comfortable using for work and which is properly insured, titled, and registered.
Must possess excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and non-verbal communication.
Must have basic ability to navigate computer programs, Microsoft Office Suite, smart phones, and other technology as needed. The PD must be willing and eager to learn how to use unfamiliar technology and programs in order to increase communication and efficiency on the team.
Must be able to meet the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requirements.
Bonita House, Inc.(BHI) was founded in 1971, and has over 46 years of experience developing innovative service and housing approaches to the delivery of community-based care for the mentally disabled, those with a history of substance abuse, and homelessness. Since 1991, BHI has been specializing in evidence-based dual diagnosis treatment, providing fully-integrated services to adults diagnosed wi...th both mental health and substance use disorders. BHI is now a pioneer in developing new models for adults with a dual diagnosis of a severe, persistent psychiatric disability and a history of chemical dependency. The BHI mission is "Building community, dignity, hope and wellness with people recovering from mental health and substance use disorders".