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Case Manager

Location
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Job Type
Full-time

HOUSING WORKS

Case Manager — Mobile Integrated Service TeamHome First (Housing First)

!! Please note, resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Thank you

Background Housing Works mission is to create housing and service options that model with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally sensitive, affordable communities with people of limited resources. Housing Works is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors and is funded primarily through grants and private donations.

Reports: Directly to Mobile Integrated Service Team Manager

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate and implement mental health and recovery support services with individual participants (caseload of 15-20 families or individuals);
  • Outreach to the streets, shelters, and hospitals- to engage chronically homeless persons, and using Housing First strategies and Harm Reduction- move them into permanent housing;
  • Develop effective, trusting relationships with participants/tenants- with a focus on facilitating housing placement and stability, independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health;
  • Assist in the screening, assessment, and application of tenants including orientation to housing policies, resources, and goals;
  • Work with each tenant to develop an individual service plan, to be reviewed and updated quarterly;
  • Learn and utilize the project’s data base software; maintain up to date, accurate, and complete data and progress notes as required by the project and its funding sources;
  • Assist housing management staff to fairly and effectively enforce tenant policies and rules;
  • Maintain a current, thorough knowledge of community resources and utilize these to provide comprehensive services to tenants;
  • Assist in involving tenants in daily activities and scheduled appointments- facilitating socialization, health maintenance, sense of community, and progress in recovery;
  • Work cooperatively and cohesively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including participation in weekly staff meetings and staff trainings;
  • Articulate and implement the philosophy of Housing Works’ approach to providing services in PSH, e.g. housing first, harm reduction strategies;
  • Participate with administrative staff, in program evaluation and modification;
  • Clearly articulating a positive vision of Home First (Housing First) as it relates to the mission of Housing Works.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong focus on organization’s mission and commitment to a preferential option for the poor;
  • Ability/willingness to work in a flexible, tolerant, diverse, community setting;
  • Ability/willingness to work with individuals and families who have mental disabilities and/or substance addictions; as individuals, survivors and persons with rights, dignity, and a self-determined future;
  • A minimum of 4 years full-time experience working with homeless adults, preferably those struggling with mental illness and/or substance addictions;
  • Experience working in permanent supportive housing;
  • A good sense of humor, self, confidence;
  • Experience in and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from various class, ethnic, racial, sexual minority backgrounds;
  • Ability/willingness to work/share critically and self- critically;
  • Ability/willingness to work in the community and to be a fully participating staff member of a pioneering, ever-changing/responding/building/evaluating agency (ie: minimally- flexibility in work schedule, tasks and temperament);
  • Must be computer literate in word processing and database;
  • Must have current, valid California Driver’s License, and a clear driving record;
  • Preferably, have an automobile that is in good running condition.

Education

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in related field and/or 3 years case management experience; life experience counts as well.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with individual skills and experience.

Health benefits.

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