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SSVF Case Manager

US-WA-Tacoma
3 months ago(9/21/2017 11:27 AM)
Job ID
2017-2667
# of Openings
1
Category
Family Housing Network
Min
USD $16.74/Hr.

Overview

$16.74 to $20.926 HR/DOE

 

Family Housing Network provides a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency. Through FHN the Veteran Homeless Prevention program provides supportive services to Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. Homeless Adult Services provides 24/7 services to homeless individuals in Pierce County which includes meals, shelter, community socialization and support services.

 

The Case Manager is a member of the service team for Veterans Services program of Catholic Community Services. This position maintains a caseload of households in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant.  This includes Outreach activities in the community, completing thorough intakes and eligibility screening with referred clients, assessing housing needs and providing prompt financial assistance as needed for housing costs, and/or assisting clients to secure housing if they are homeless. The case manager actively uses Housing First and progressive engagement while interviewing and working with veteran household.  In addition, the case manager enters client data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  In collaboration with the service team, the Case Manager is responsible for developing and implementing client-defined, goal-oriented Housing Stability Plans, assessing the needs of referred households, utilizing VA and community resources to meet identified individual needs with the goal of stabilizing permanent housing in the shortest time possible. This position works closely with the Veterans Program Supervisor and provides support as requested with the overall objective to provide outstanding case management to families served by Catholic Community Services

Responsibilities

Complete thorough intakes and eligibility screening with referred clients.

  • Provide to Veteran and family short term comprehensive navigation services through Progressive Engagement. This may include walking with client through the system, and modeling behavior for client to include self-advocacy, goal setting, time management,  working with agencies, landlords and other needs as called out in the Housing Stability plan.
  • Coordinate referrals from outreach efforts; maintain a weekly housing list of all currently enrolled veteran households and those presumed eligible.
  • Schedule initial intakes/screenings within 48 hours of referral. Assess client’s housing needs (eviction prevention or rapid re-housing), create Housing Stability Plan, as well as strengths and supports available to client .
  • Determine if client would be homeless (Homeless Prevention) but for this assistance, and what minimal assistance is required to become stably housed.
  • Take screening calls and perform screening as needed from toll-free Veteran’s Hotline.

 

Initiate Housing Stability Plan.
For All Interventions:

  • Identify and prioritize top housing needs.
  • Identify family strengths/assets to help meet identified needs.
  • Develop Housing Stability Plan for short-term, shallow intervention based on minimal SSVF assistance, use of community and VA resources, and family strengths.

For Homeless Prevention:

  • Verify risk in writing with landlord (3-day Pay or Vacate Notice, Eviction, etc.)
  • Determine property eligibility (Fair Market Rent, Lead-based paint requirements, etc.).
  • Acquire other documentation (copy of lease, W-9).
  • Negotiate with landlord/property manager as needed.
  • Complete request for payment in a timely manner for rent arrears and utilities.
  • Perform Housing Habitability Inspection.
  • Perform 90 day recertification as needed.

For Rapid Re-Housing:

  • Verify homelessness in writing (3rd party or self-declaration).
  • Assist client in finding housing within appropriate parameters (size, location, Fair Market Rent).
  • Negotiate with landlord/property manager as needed.
  • Perform Housing Habitability inspection prior to payment or move in.
  • Complete request for payment in a timely manner for rent, deposit, other financial assistance as needed.
  • Acquire other documentation (copy of lease, W-9).
  • Perform 90 day recertification as needed.

Outreach    

  • Research information/sources to find eligible, targeted Veterans.
  • Visit sites where veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness may be.
  • Foster connections in the community to Veteran-related agencies/groups with the goal of generating referrals of targeted Veteran clients.
  • Speak to groups as needed to generate referrals of targeted clients.
  • Screen potential veteran households for eligibility.

Data Entry

  • Complete all mandatory Homeless Management Information System(HMIS) training.
  • Complete intake, gather all mandatory documents, work with Homeless Services Data Specialist to coordinate entry into HMIS.
  • Enter all ongoing service transactions into HMIS.

Update and carry out client Housing Stability Plan.

  • In conjunction with veteran household, create and coordinate a Housing Stability Plan based on client directed needs. Plan is to be updated on an on-going basis.
  • In collaboration with VA and community resources, assist client as needed to meet identified needs through direct services or referrals to appropriate agencies or programs.

 

Maintain records and reports.

  • Keep accurate and timely case management notes.
  • Help create and coordinate a Housing Stability Plan based on client directed needs. Plan is to be updated on an on-going basis.
  • Complete 90-day Recertification paperwork if applicable.
  • Keep organized and confidential records.
  • Participate in Veteran Services case management meetings and provide case summaries and client status information.

Attend meetings as necessary and represent CCS Veteran Services Program.

  • Attend meetings as required by Lead Case Manager or Director.
  • Attend appropriate training workshops and opportunities to continually improve knowledge and skills.
  • Share appropriate information with other staff.

 

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in Social Services
  • Military experience;
  • Experience providing services to low-income/no-income households to include knowledge of and ability to access community housing, social, medical, mental, chemical dependency services and other needed resources as appropriate based on client(s) needs;
  • Ability and willingness to work independency as well as in a team environment;
  • Highly motivated self-starter and ability to coordinate multiple projects/tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment;
  • Excellent inter-personnel skills including excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills—Ability to maintain accurate, thorough, timely and complete client files;
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and database experience;
  • Ability to work with a diverse spectrum of high-need individuals;
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Upon employment, obtain updated tuberculosis test and CPR, First Aid training.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services and a knowledge of and commitment to working within the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Veteran or experience providing services to Veterans.
  • Knowledge of local social services and other community resources.
  • Experience with housing location, landlord/tenant mediation.
  • Bilingual skills (English-Spanish).

 

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

 

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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