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Social Worker (MSW) — Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter

General Summary:

We are seeking a compassionate and competent professional to assist clients in ending the cycle of homelessness. Guided by a strong and sincere commitment to NSKS’s mission, this person will move individuals and families from unsheltered homelessness to appropriate housing and help them access necessary social service resources.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work with some related work experience.
  • Two or more years of experience providing case management with individuals or families experiencing homelessness or related fields either associated with a degree program or independently.
  • Licensing, certification, and registration in the State of New Hampshire (or pending).
  • Competence in diversion-focused mediation preferred. Non-certified candidates will be required to complete training within ninety (90) days if selected.
  • Knowledge / familiarity with harm reduction, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders.
  • Interest in innovating how support is preferred to at-risk and/or vulnerable populations most welcomed.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized client support, using evidence-based case management tools, by helping each client develop a plan to address their barriers, increase their income, and maintain and sustain permanent housing.
  • Advocate for and assist clients in navigating the service delivery system, providing information and referral services as needed, and serving as a liaison with various social service agencies, including mental health clinics and hospitals, to ensure receipt of appropriate clinical and social services.
  • Maintain consistent contact with clients based on assessed needs, program policies, and funding guidelines. Client engagement will include home visits once housed. Client visits will include engagement on the streets, in parks, in encampments, abandoned buildings, etc., prior to housing.
  • Work collaboratively with case management professionals concurrently supporting clients to ensure ongoing coordination of services.
  • Work collaboratively with Street Outreach team members to provide on-call coverage, support surge capacity for encampment activities, surge capacity for disaster shelter coverage, and staff occasional street outreach events.
  • Develop and coordinate client care plans involving outreach staff and overnight shelter staff in coordination with the Director of Housing Services.
  • Participate in community meetings and other activities as requested by supervisor or agency leadership.
  • Maintain accurate client documentation in HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) database in compliance with agency, COC, and HUD guidelines and expectations. Ensure all case files and other records strictly comply with policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate care and develop significant trust with clients while maintaining strong boundaries in client relationships.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate social/peer support.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all staff under your supervision.
  • Providing crisis intervention as needed.

How to Apply:

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter offers competitive compensation ($48,000 – $55,000), excellent benefits, and a supportive workplace culture. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter via email to [email protected] and include Social Worker (MSW) in the subject line. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No telephone calls or drop-ins, please.