The Lazarus Center provides 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adult men and women age 50 and older, experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to provide a hospitable and low barrier shelter with a harm reduction model. This is to be done in the spirit of the ministry of presence, which fosters attention to the individual and respect for each person’s unique situation. This shelter is for a population of older people who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness. These people may be high needs, have serious physical disabilities, chronic and acute mental illness, active chemical dependency and trauma. The Lazarus Center emphasizes moving people into permanent housing through case management. Case Managers are responsible for providing direct service to the participants by identifying barriers to them reaching the goal of quickly into permanent housing, and working with the participant to overcome those barriers. Case Managers will foster a team environment among shelter staff and volunteers. CCS is committed to making our services, our agencies and our communities free of the divisive and dehumanizing ravages of racism. We strive for anti-racist programming and practices by supporting racial equity and justice in our daily work.
The Case Manager provides engagement and support services to people who may use illicit substances, have significant mental or physical health issues, or are part of other stigmatized populations by using a positive, harm reduction approach. The emphasis is on meeting individuals “where they are at” and providing non-judgmental, non-coercive services and resources to individuals. The Case Manager will work directly with participants to obtain stabilized permanent housing, and to develop individualized goals for enrichment, stability, wellness and recovery as applicable. Case Managers will work closely with the Coordinated Entry program and will refer and advocate for participants to obtain appropriate resources and permanent housing.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, interactions with angry persons, and exposure to computer CRTs.