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Case Manager, Entry - Sanctuary (VAS)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOA – LA - Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOA - LA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.


Program Summary:
Victims Assistance Sanctuary (VAS) serves victims of human trafficking nationwide.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop strategies with other Sanctuary staff to help identify, target, and provide support and resources for domestic victims of human trafficking.
  • Conduct screenings, assessments, and development of ISPs, harm reduction and safety plans.
  • Take required steps to address health, educational, vocational, recreational, social, emotional and psychological needs of each participant.
  • Provide direct linkages to community support resources and services, follow up with participants with continued care.
  • Provide street outreach, crisis stabilization, and trauma-informed care to potential domestic labor and sex trafficked victims.
  • Conduct community assessments to determine services.
  • Maintain and build partnership and coalitions with other community and government agencies providing relief to human trafficking victims.
  • Participate and assist with community awareness events, including providing victim awareness and identification training to law enforcement, FBOs and CBOs.
  • Engage potential victims through gateway services and contacts weekly.
  • Participate with other staff members on a rotating schedule to provide immediate response for victims 24/7 this includes coordination with law enforcement and community provider of street outreach.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential functions are those key requirements, specific tasks, and job duties of the position that are required on a regular basis (using action words such as perform, responsible for, deliver, develop, etc.).

  • Assessment - through individual meetings on a regular basis and as part of Case Management team develop a detailed plan of action to meet the client’s needs, set goals and find the necessary resources to meet those goals.
  • Coaching and Social Support - company participants to activities and services.
  • Coordinate - Care and Case Management as part of team, connecting participants to appropriate services.
  • Advocacy - for participants before other agencies/community settings.
  • Capacity Building – motivating participant progress.
  • Outreach and Engagement – Meet participants and bring into programs.
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time.


Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance, or access to a reliable mode of transportation.

Education:

  • High school diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate).

Experience:

  • 6 months of experience in case management or relevant experience.

Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of Case Management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, and client focused ideology.

Technology Skills:

  • Basic Computer and Microsoft Windows operating system navigation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office; including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, Power-point, and Internet browser.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in written English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to write clearly to be able to complete required documentation.
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations in various programs.
  • Ability to be organized and have great time management skills.
  • Must be reliable and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability and desire to work with people from various backgrounds.

Interpersonal Characteristics:

  • Client-focused, prompt, collaborative, a team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal).


Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.