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Position: Case Manager – Outreach

Reports To: Program Manager

Position Classification: Full Time – Hourly, Non-Exempt

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Outreach Case Manager will provide a range of services including street outreach, screening and assessment, and diversion of target populations.  The Outreach Case Manager is expected to actively participate as a member of the outreach team, working both collaboratively and independently to provide services including crisis intervention, emergency services, support services and case management.  Participation in macro-level work including community organizing, advocacy, and program design and implementation will be required. This is a full time Monday-Friday position that requires flexibility in scheduling to allow for early morning and evening outreach, as well as daytime hours to provide case management and other supports.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participation in weekly street outreach hours as determined in conjunction with the outreach team
  • Maintain an intensive case load of individuals identified through street outreach and other referrals, meeting eligibility requirements for the program(s)
  • Perform comprehensive client assessments to collect functional, environmental, psycho-social, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information as appropriate to develop and create a detailed client/resident case plan
  • Administer VI-SPDAT and SPDAT assessments as required
  • Obtain all necessary releases and consent forms from clients
  • Establish and maintain confidential case files for clients, complete progress notes for each client, and document any other clinical correspondence as required
  • Accurately collect data, including client satisfaction surveys, HMIS, and Fulcrum outreach data
  • Accurately document time and effort as required by funders
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of outside sources such as medical, psychological, educational, social services, legal, housing and community resources and how to apply and use them effectively
  • Establish working relationships with colleagues in other agencies to support individuals in attaining services such as housing, mental health treatment, medical care, financial resources, medical benefits, etc. Effectively communicate and articulate our clients’ needs to others, both orally and through written correspondence
  • Participate in policy advocacy and community organizing efforts related to issues impacting the populations served
  • Recognize emergency and crisis situations, and take action and seek intervention when needed.
  • Be considerate of each clients’ privacy and confidentiality and respect the racial, religious, cultural and linguistic background of each client and help to promote the continuance of his or her cultural identity as much as possible
  • Collaborate with and provide mentorship to students, peers, interns, and volunteers
  • Attend, prepare and actively participate in all agency/departmental required trainings and/or staff meetings
  • Abide by all House of Hope policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be required as time permits, at the discretion of the Clinical Director of Operations and/or Executive Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Human Services, or equivalent education and/or experience
  • Current or previous direct experience navigating the complex psychosocial stressors of homelessness and experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse
  • The capability to set and observe appropriate personal boundaries and limits
  • An ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, community providers, supervisors, and co-workers, as well as within a team approach
  • An ability to effectively communicate and articulate the needs of clients to others, both orally and through written correspondence
  • An ability to organize, prioritize and perform tasks in an accurate manner with specific attention to detail and to multi-task
  • Dependable with excellent organization, interpersonal communication and time-management skills
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license, and a properly insure, inspected and registered automobile
  • Possess basic computer skills; including Word, Excel, Internet and e-mail

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of medical, psychological, educational, social services, legal, housing and community resources and how to apply and use them effectively
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of interviewing, assessment, counseling and the ability to plan, develop and implement case and treatment plans
  • Ability to communicate, both written and orally in Spanish
  • Applicants with lived experienced strongly encouraged to apply

The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements of the job for, House of Hope and may vary at times according to department objectives and needs for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Salary to commensurate with experience

Interested parties please submit your resume via email to lisa@thehouseofhopecdc.org please note the position you are applying for in the subject field.

Please note due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

House of Hope CDC promotes equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process