Social Work Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program, Western Region
The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a Social Work Supervisor for the Entertainment Assistance Program (“EAP”) in the Los Angeles office to provide clinical and administrative leadership to EAP services which includes: Intake, Mental Health Services, Addiction and Recovery Services, Housing Resource Center and the Financial Wellness Program. These services are designed to work with individuals, couples and families to address a myriad of issues faced when working professionally in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry. The position supervises all program staff and interns and is responsible for the development of the following services and resources under the EAP umbrella.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The Social Work Supervisor of the EAP ensures the delivery of clinical and case management services to EAP clients, families and significant others adhering to agency policies and procedures. Assigns caseloads and related duties. Provides weekly supervision with individual workers and/or interns. Oversees the program development of Intake Services, Mental Health Services, Housing Resource Center and Financial Wellness Program. These programs are designed to meet the learning and wellness needs of all Social Services clients.
  • Provides direct services to clients, their families and significant others including evaluation and advocacy for financial assistance through The Actors Fund and/ or other agencies, case management services, crisis intervention, information & referral, education and counseling. Provides short-term therapy groups, support groups and educational groups as well as, facilitates groups, workshops and seminars that address a variety of wellness, mental health and educational needs of the community. Visits clients at home and/or hospital when necessary.
  • Manages mental health services provided through the EAP including critical incident response, crisis intervention and short-term counseling, assessment and referral for psychotherapy, and advocacy for financial assistance for treatment when applicable.
  • Identifies new community resources, mental health facilities, clinicians and psychiatrists. Negotiates treatment fees and/or interfaces with insurance companies on behalf of clients to understand and maximize benefit coverage. Provides outreach to community and education, speaking on behalf of program and agency.
  • Maintains all paperwork and statistics pertinent to program. Oversees and reviews staff’s charting. Ensures the confidentiality of all information. Provides back-up and coverage for all social services programs as needed
REQUIREMENTS
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work. State Licensure required.
  • Minimum of six years post-MSW experience including 2 years of experience in providing clinical/case management services. Experience with providing supervision, crisis intervention, dual diagnosis and brief treatment model desirable.
  • Experience working with Entertainment Industry population preferred.
  • H/She should consistently convey a sense of empathy with clients and demonstrate solid clinical acumen. H/She will be providing supervision to direct service clinical workers. H/She should value the clinical supervisor/ supervisee relationship process and have the willingness and objective of creating a safe and stimulating working environment with supervisee. Uses the individual and group clinical supervision process to reflect, observe and enhance clinical and supervision practice.
  • Strong program development skills a must. Flexibility and good interpersonal skills are required.
  • Worker will adhere to and be compliant with NASW code of ethics and CA-BBS guidelines in supervising MSW supervisees toward licensure, as well as interns in graduate training.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Works with Director in developing policies and procedures governing service delivery.
  • Ability to handle large work flow volume and multi task in a fast paced setting a must.
  • May be required to work an adjusted schedule; evening or weekend hours
  • Local travel for client visits is required; an unrevoked driver’s license, valid in California and access to a vehicle are necessary
ABOUT THIS POSITION
This is a full-time salaried position based in The Actors Fund’s Western Region offices in Los Angeles. The Actors Fund offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including: choice of multiple health and dental plan options, voluntary vision, flex and dependent care plans, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life and disability, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off and paid parking, depending on location.
TO APPLY
Apply online at www.Actorsfund.org/careers. A complete application will include a resume/cover letter/salary history and/or salary requirements.
ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone— performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 17,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has been—for 132 years—a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
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