Careers

We are openly recruiting for the following positions:

Housing Specialist: Case Worker

Description:

~To provide information, resources, and referrals through one-on-one case management and group sessions with clients. The Housing Specialist works as a part of the team in moving client from initial contact through to housing permanency. All Housing Specialists are responsible to provide coverage on a rotating schedule for client calls to the crisis after-hours phone.

~To provide financial and career counseling, life skill seminars, and other relevant training sessions. To work with clients to develop Individual Goal Sheets focused on meeting individual and family needs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Intensive Case Management:

Collaborate closely with other case workers in meeting client needs
Assist clients in completing agency intake, assessments and program applications, provide education and guidance on agency and program rules and guidelines
Remain current on knowledge of area resources relevant to agency and client needs
Data input and maintenance utilizing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database and other spreadsheets as needed
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Intake/Assessment Duties:

Complete all required intakes/assessments following comprehensive guidelines and agency policies for content, format, and timeliness
Obtain appropriate and essential information during client intake
Establish rapport with clients, and obtain and document the essential data as required by program funders and agency
Interpret data to establish and substantiate eligibility for services
Provide referral recommendations, case conceptualization, and individual immediate goals
Crisis Evaluation/Assessment/Intervention:

· Utilize appropriate crisis intervention techniques for client stabilization

· Accurately assess risk to self, others, or property and the presence of a grave disability

· Provide appropriate referrals for client stabilization

· Develop and document appropriate safety plan

Progress Notes:

· Complete all required progress notes according to agency comprehensive guidelines, policies, and procedures regarding format, content, and timeliness

· Language used in progress notes is respectful, clear, descriptive, concise, and client-centered

· Progress notes accurately depict scope of work and interventions provided within the worker’s scope of practice and according to individual service plan

· Progress notes accurately reflect and depict client status and progress per assessment and reassessment data, problems statements, and goal planning and objectives

· Collaborate with clients to build a strong, structured and professional relationship while utilizing a variety of techniques and processes

· Exhibit knowledge of various referral resources within the community to meet client needs

· Coordinate scheduling of assessment appointment and follow up with agency staff at coordinated case meetings

Additional Duties

Attend meetings, functions, and training seminars as directed
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Executive Director
Require some early morning, evening and weekend work
· All agency staff are responsible to engage in special events and fundraising activities

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Bachelor Level degree in Social Work or related field, MSW preferred
Minimum three-years of experience in case management and working with impoverished, at-risk populations
Job Type: Full-time

Housing Specialist: Emergency Shelter Case Manager

The Emergency Shelter Case Manager provides information, resources, and referrals through one-on-one case management and group sessions with clients in our emergency shelter program and intensive case management programs. Services work to move clients toward obtaining permanent, stable housing. The Emergency Shelter Case Manager works as a part of the team of Housing Specialists in moving client from initial contact through to housing permanency. All Housing Specialists are responsible to provide coverage on a rotating schedule for client calls to the crisis after-hours phone and in transporting clients to emergency shelter locations.

The Emergency Shelter Case Manager is responsible to facilitate 30 hours a week of scheduled financial and career counseling, life skill seminars, and other relevant training sessions. Documentation is to be maintained by all program participants related to employment and housing searches. Weekly individual goal sheets are to be completed with a focus of moving clients from homelessness to permanent housing.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Emergency Shelter Coordination:

Collaborate closely with other case workers in meeting client needs.
Assist clients in completing agency shelter application, provide education and guidance on shelter rules and guidelines.
Administer drug screening.
Enforce agency policy and procedural rules and regulations of the shelter program to ensure safety for both client and employees.
Confer with the Supervisor and Executive Director to resolve participant complaints, if any.
Remain current on knowledge of area resources relevant to agency and client needs.
Data input and maintenance utilizing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database and other spreadsheets as needed.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Intake/Assessment Duties:

Completes all required intakes/assessments following Comprehensive guidelines and agency polices for content, format and timeliness.
Obtains appropriate and essential information during client intake.
Establishes rapport with clients and obtain and document the essential data as required by program funders and agency.
Interprets data to establish and substantiate eligibility for services.
Provide referral recommendations, case conceptualization and individual immediate goals.
Crisis Evaluation/Assessment/Intervention:

Utilizes appropriate crisis intervention techniques for client stabilization.
Accurately assesses risk to self, others or property and the presence of a grave disability.
Provide appropriate referrals for client stabilization.
Develops and documents appropriate safety plan.
Progress Notes:

Completes all required progress notes according to agency comprehensive guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness.
 Language used in progress notes is respectful, clear, descriptive, concise and client-centered.
 Progress notes accurately depict scope of work and interventions provided within the worker’s scope of practice and according to individual service plan.
Progress notes accurately reflect and depict client status and progress per assessment and reassessment data, problems statements, and goal planning and objectives.
Collaborates with clients to build a strong, structured and professional relationship, while utilizing a variety of techniques and processes. Exhibits knowledge of various referral resources within the community to meet client needs.
Coordinates scheduling of assessment appointment and follow up with agency staff at coordinated case meetings.
Additional Duties

Attend meetings, functions, and trainings as directed
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Executive Director
May require some early morning, evening and weekend work
All agency staff are responsible to engage in special events and fundraising activities requiring evening and weekend work hours.
Job Type: Full-time

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