Case Manager III – SSVF
$19.24/hr. - $21.64
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking an experienced social services leader with a proven success in serving vulnerable populations to join our team in San Diego as the Director of Housing Initiatives. This an excellent opportunity to help lead a rapidly growing organization of passionate people working to make a difference in our community!
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
WHAT WE DO
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
WHAT IS A SSVF CASE MANAGER?
The Case Manager
, under the direction of the Program Manager provides client advocacy, case management, benefits establishment, linkage to Mental Health/Substance Abuse services, linkage to stable housing and all other supportive services as outlined in the SSVF Policies and Procedures and Program Guides. Case Managers
will provide individualized client support by assisting in the development of Individualized Service Plans (ISP) to address barriers, increase income and maintain permanent housing. As part of the ISP, the Case Manager
will identify each area in which a client will need assistance to accomplish the outlined goals and objectives (i.e. scheduling appointments, applying for public benefits, identifying subsidized housing, etc.). The Case Manager
will work collaboratively to support the clients’ success.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Perform assessment; develop a plan of intervention that addresses identified need for housing, ongoing case management services, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and coordination of needed community services.
- Conduct intake and individualized needs assessment (basic eligibility screening) for all clients.
- Collaborate with clients to develop Housing Stability Plans (HSP) that address barriers to obtaining services/housing and appropriate health care needs.
- Communicate with established clients on a weekly basis to review, evaluate and support completion of HSP plans.
- Complete case notes and data entry into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
- Maintain documentation standards as set forth by the program contract, HIPAA standards, and PATH policies.
- Provide ongoing case management support with benefits establishment (GR, SSI, TANF, Veterans pension, etc.), obtaining ID, birth certificate, social security cards, provide employment linkages and assistance, housing referrals and health related assistance as identified on the ISP.
- Assist with housing applications, complete supportive and subsidized housing paperwork, survey rental market for affordable housing, advocate with prospective landlords, and identify appropriate permanent housing options for guests.
- Negotiate with landlords to make payments for arrears and prevent eviction including supporting clients through the eviction and judicial processes.
- Provide on-going information, referrals, linkages, and advocacy for all other identified needs.
- Consult with supervisor to conduct crisis and suicide risk assessment and provide appropriate interventions, complete critical incident reporting as required per contract and PATH policies.
- Provide crisis intervention services focused on enhancing the clients’ ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills, and manage own care.
- Collaborate with coworkers and community partners as needed to deliver quality and uninterrupted services.
- Attend and participate in all meetings and assigned trainings.
- Other duties as assigned.
We’re looking for candidates that:
- Have experience with homeless services, case management, mental health and permanent supportive housing.
- Possesses the ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment.
- Possesses the ability to provide community and in-home based services on a regular basis.
- Has strong communication skills.
- Has the ability to be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure environment.
For this role the ROLE a successful candidate must:
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION?
- Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends.
- Have employment eligibility verification.
- Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
- Have reliable transportation and:
- A valid driver’s license.
- Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
- The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage.
- Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
- Tuberculosis Test
- Background Screening
- Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site
and search for JR# 1959
to submit your application. A resume is required!
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.