Case-Manager (Permanent Supportive Housing)
Confidential

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Post Date: Mar 04, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Depends of Experience
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Description
Coordinate and implement mental health and recovery support services with individual participants (participant/tenant workload of 30 – 60 individuals and/or families per dyadic team);

outreach to the streets, shelters, and hospitals- to engage chronically homeless persons, and using Housing First strategies and Harm Reduction- to move them into permanent housing;

develop effective, trusting relationships with participants/tenants- with a focus on facilitating housing placement and stability, independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health;

assist in the screening, assessment, and application of tenants including orientation to housing policies, resources, and goals;

work with each tenant to develop a Goals and Plans for Success (GPS), to be reviewed and updated quarterly;

learn and utilize the project’s database software; maintain up to date, accurate, and complete data and notes as required by the project and its funding sources;
assist housing management staff to fairly and effectively enforce tenant policies and rules;

maintain a current, thorough knowledge of community resources and utilize these to facilitate comprehensive service support to tenants;

assist in involving tenants in daily activities and scheduled appointments- facilitating socialization, health maintenance, sense of community, and progress in recovery;

work cooperatively and cohesively as a multidisciplinary team with other community service providers, including participation in staff meetings and staff trainings;

articulate and implement the Integrated Supportive Housing approach to providing services in PSH;
participate with administrative staff, in program evaluation and modification;

clearly articulating a positive vision for the mission of Housing Works.
Qualifications and Experience

Strong focus on organization’s mission and commitment to a preferential option for the poor;

strong focus on contributing to the development of supportive housing as a unique discipline and a desirable career path;

ability/willingness to work in a flexible, tolerant, diverse, community setting;

ability/willingness to work with individuals and families who have mental disabilities and/or substance addictions; as individuals, survivors and persons with rights, dignity, and a self-determined future;

preferred experience working with homeless adults, preferably those struggling with mental illness and/or substance addictions;

preferred experience working in permanent supportive housing;

education- prefer BA or Masters; life experience counts as well;
•required a good to excellent ability to write formal letters;
Work cooperatively and effectively with people from various class, ethnic, racial, sexual minority backgrounds;

ability/willingness to work/share critically and self-critically;

ability/willingness to work in the community and to be an active member of the community;

ability/willingness to be a fully participating staff member of a pioneering, ever changing/responding/building/evaluating agency (i.e., minimally- flexibility in work schedule, tasks and temperament);
must be computer literate in word processing and database;
•must have current, valid California Driver’s License and insurable by Housing Works;
have an automobile that is in good running condition, and able/willing to use it at work.

Skills
Case Management Experience


Contact Details
Name: Sergio Perez
Address: 1277 Wilcox Ave, suite 1
Ph: 3238394497