Case Manager - Mental Health
St. Joseph Center
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Post Date: Aug 19, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: As soon as available
Salary: $21-23/hr
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
Job Reference: 101
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Since 1976, St. Joseph Center has been meeting the needs of low-income and homeless individuals and families in Venice and throughout Los Angeles County. Multifaceted intervention, prevention, mental health, and housing assistance is offered through street outreach and 9 service sites throughout Los Angeles County. St. Joseph Center’s total holistic approach to services provide our clients with the help they need to regain their stability.

Job Summary:
The Case Manager works as a team member with several social service professional and paraprofessional staff ensuring the delivery of quality care in accordance to the rules and regulations established as well as adhering to the mission of St. Joseph Center.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Utilize a harm reduction and housing first model when working with clients to have a “No wrong door” approach to services.
- Link clients to appropriate bridge/interim housing programs and assist them in completing required paperwork in order to enroll them in permanent housing-related programs.
- Develop and maintain strong ties to the community, law enforcement, and other service providers.

Essential Duties:
- Provide case management and supportive services to meet the needs of each individual by implementing a service plan with goals to assist client in becoming self-sufficient.   
- Build trust and rapport with individuals. Assess individuals utilizing the proper tool (ex. Vulnerability Index (VI) SPDAT).
- Link clients to physical health, mental health, and other supportive services internally or externally.   
- Link clients to appropriate bridge/interim housing programs and assist them in completing required paperwork in order to enroll them in permanent housing-related programs.
- Assist clients to enroll in mainstream benefits and obtain identification (i.e; California Driver’s License, Social Security Card).
- Keep highly organized files for each client and enter appropriate data in a timely manner.
- Provide bus tokens, bus passes, taxi vouchers, and/or direct transportation as needed.
- Participate in case conferencing meetings and other community meetings.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other services providers or programs.

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services or a related field.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
- Valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Valid automobile liability insurance.

- Must have the ability to communicate with and relate to a diverse group of people including clients, community, and other staff.
- Must possess strong knowledge of homeless services and resources.
- Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Intervention, and Housing First.

403(b), 3 weeks vacation, 13 paid holidays + a Winter Hiatus, PTO, health insurance, life insurance, referral program, and EAP.

Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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