Licensed Mental Health Professional (Social Worker or Professional Counselor)
Short-Term Family Housing

Overview of Position

The Licensed Mental Health Professional in a short-term family housing setting works with families with children in a behavioral health capacity and makes use of the Social Work brand of tools and skillsets to help our clients overcome their behavioral, emotional, and environmental barriers to permanent housing. The Licensed Mental Health Professional uses a strength-based approach to help clients get to the bottom of what is causing their challenges. By working to free the client of barriers to success, s/he aids the client toward a path of self-sufficiency and newfound self-confidence. The job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques to assess and treat clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, creating individual treatment plans, planning and implementing evidence-based treatments, and conducting individual family and group psychotherapy sessions.

• Ensure coordination and implementation of clients’ Family Housing Stability Plan (FHSP) is adhered to, updated, and revised as needed based on individual assessments.

• Provide leadership, guidance, and clinical supervision to other department personnel as assigned.

• Develop and deliver in-service training for case managers and other program staff monthly.

• Conduct thorough periodic reviews of the program team’s case files and supportive documentation as required by the funding agency and company policies and procedures to ensure that the highest quality of care and treatment is rendered to the families.

• Collaborate with community-based agencies to provide supportive services to families.

• Receive training and ongoing supervision on evidence-based treatment approaches for treating substance use disorders. Adhere to evidence-based treatment principles when providing support to patients and families to reduce the impact of substance use and/or other identified mental health disorders.

• Other duties as assigned and/or required by the Program Director or designee.


• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or a related field from an accredited College.

• Must be Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, or a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and have a minimum of two years of experience in case management, mental health services, and direct service delivery.

CORE DC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)