Social Worker/Clinical Specialist

Healing House is an initiative of JustDane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry). Healing House is a 24/7 recuperative medical shelter for families who are unhoused and who have a family member (parent and/or child) being released from the hospital and who need recuperative care. Healing House provides 24/7 assistance with discharge and care planning, medical monitoring, and assistance with medication tracking. Housing Case Management is provided through a partnership with The Road Home.



The Clinical Specialist works as part of the Healing House team to provide behavioral health support for the families (parents and children). The Clinical Specialist position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery-oriented, trauma-sensitive, direct clinical services provided in conjunction with other staff. Services provided by this position may include assessment, treatment planning, referrals, case management, as well as educational and support groups. Case management activities include but are not limited to:

· Counseling

· Educational and support groups for families at Healing House

· ADOA recovery support

· Activities of daily living

· Working on finances and budgeting

· Assistance with employment soft skills and employment search

· Family systems counseling

· Assistance with legal problems and obligations

· Obtaining and coordinating behavioral health services within the community



Bachelor’s Degree in a related behavioral health field


· At least one year of experience in a related behavioral health field

· Commitment to working toward improving cultural diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations, and having the desire to improve.

· Strong commitment to principles of recovery and healing and to facilitating consumer participation in treatment/service planning and provision

· Knowledge of evidence-based practices for treatment of mental health and co-occurring disorders

· Experience in community-based mental health and substance abuse assessment, case management, treatment planning, and crisis resolution

· Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team with a positive and creative attitude

· Ability to work independently and remain organized and efficient

· Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing)

· Ability to engage in public speaking on a wide range of issues: case presentations, group meetings, staff in-service, and community meetings.

· Superior ethics and interpersonal boundaries as evidenced by past experience in community work with related professional references

· Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per WI law) and access to a vehicle and willingness to use it for work (transporting consumers)

Typical Physical Demands:

· Requires sitting, driving, light lifting, bending and reaching; and the ability to use and operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, phone, printer, cell phone, facsimile, etc.

Working Conditions:

· May require some evening or weekend hours as negotiated with the Healing House Coordinator and within the duties of the Clinical Specialist

· Healing House requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


· Bi-lingual, and/or bicultural (Spanish/Hmong/Cambodian)

· Experience with the use of evidence-based practices in mental health and substance abuse, including the use of motivational interviewing and principles and implementation of trauma-informed practices.


· Performs accurate assessments to initially evaluate mental health, as well as alcohol and other drug use issues in a culturally sensitive, recovery-oriented, trauma-sensitive manner

· Provide a range of clinical services in conjunction with program staff including outreach, assessment, treatment planning, referral, and case management in a context that is supportive of the consumer’s goals, culture, values, and perspectives

· Complete accurate records including intakes, assessments, treatment plans and updates, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other information in a timely manner

· Attend staff meetings, in-services, and other program activities as requested

· Participate in agency and program training, committees, and activities as directed and/or approved.

The above statements are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list but are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this employee.


This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with opportunities for downtime depending on the needs of guests. This employee’s schedule will be generally Monday through Friday and will include one evening per week (with the start time on that day adjusted).


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to: Terri Johnson,


Organization: Healing House

Job Location: Madison, WI