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Homelessness Prevention Case Manager (Brownsville Office)
RBSCC Community Empowerment Center
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Post Date: Sep 27, 2013
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 10/21/2013
Salary: Mid 30's
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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Description
Job Summary:
The Prevention Case Manager position will be responsible for preventing homelessness by providing housing assistance and holistic case management services. He/she will provide ongoing social services to program participants to secure long-term housing stability and prevent shelter entry.

Duties and Responsibilities :

•        Coordinate services and activities to provide program participants with necessary tools to sustain their housing and prevent homelessness
•        Complete a full case assessment and determine clients’ eligibility for the HomeBase program
•        Develop and implement an individualized service and housing plan that establishes goals and actions which address the immediate housing crisis and the underlying causes of the crises
•        Monitor and evaluate program participant’s progress on the implementation of their service plan
•        Conference client cases with the Director of Finance and Compliance and determines the necessity of financial subsidies
•        Prepare all necessary documentation to prepare in-house subsidy applications on behalf of the client
•        Provide referrals for clients to access public benefits and entitlements
•        Liaise with the Legal Director to determine if legal representation or council is necessary to prevent homelessness
•        Maintain accurate record keeping via case files and the designated computer database
•        Engage in the arrangement, coordination, monitoring and delivery of services to HomeBase program participants
•        Ensure that program participants’ rights are protected
•        Other duties as assigned by the center director and program directors

Skills
Qualifications:

•        Bachelor’s degree
•        Experience working in non-profit organizations and commitment to social justice.
•        Excellent communication skills and ability to advocate.
•        Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team.
•        Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to problem solve and build relationships.
•        Bilingual Spanish preferred. Community residents are encouraged to apply


Contact Details
Name: Marcia Hargrove, Program Director
Address: 145 E.98th Street
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11212
Country: United States
Email: mhargrove@rbscc.org




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