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Case Manager - Lead (Newton 1 GRYD)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
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.

Gang Reduction and Youth Development

The Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) Foundation is dedicated to strengthening and stabilizing communities that have been adversely affected by high incidents of violence, poverty and unemployment.  The GRYD Foundation focuses on creating safe spaces and providing vital resources and platforms for community members to build trust and healthy relationships with each other and with law enforcement.  VOALA provides Case Management and Community Intervention Worker services to the following GRYD locations established by the City of Los Angeles:

  • Rampart 2
  • Newton 1
  • Newton 2
  • Southwest 2

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Lead Case Manager will arrange, coordinate, monitor, mentor, and assure all delivered services by the case management team meet the needs of clients.  This includes assisting case managers in: assessing and reassessing household needs, educating households and community resource opportunities, developing housing stability plans, scheduling appointments, and providing necessary follow-up to ensure housing stability plans are progressing on schedule and needs are adequately being addressed.   The position requires a combination of administrative/office duties and field/outreach work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign and monitor case load of team:
    • Review daily referrals and screenings of families
    • Designates households to case manager for intake and ensures all supporting documents are verified
    • Provides information and referrals for callers and walk-in veteran households
  • Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan
    • Develops support systems to meet veteran and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required
    • May make home and field visits
  • Monitors case managers on a regular basis to determine quality and effectiveness of services provided
    • Review cases with Program Coordinator and Case Management Team
    • Audit case file on a regular basis for completeness and accuracy
    • Conducts crisis intervention as necessary
  • Assists case managers by identifying and coordinating a variety of available services necessary for veterans and families to maintain/obtain self-sufficiency and family stabilization
    • Refers veteran households to available community providers for therapeutic, social, educational, and medical resources
    • Provides support to case managers and veteran households through ongoing case conferencing, counseling, and advocacy
  • Conducts comprehensive file reviews and assessment of data collected to assure all necessary documentation is collected by case managers for services eligibility purposes
    • Assure all assets and file documents are maintained and secure for all households
  • Develops, performs, and assists with workshops pertaining to households’ needs
  • Participates and assists with outreach events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Valid California driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and/or reliable mode of transportation
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years of case management experience
  • Proven leadership ability in leading projects, people, or in the military

KNOWLEDGE:

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

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system navigation, office, outlook, word, excel, power-point, internet browser

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • Ability to develop a strong working relationship with service providers
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Dependable, collaborative, prompt, positive mindset, flexible, and organized

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Experience working with U.S Armed Forces Veterans or US Armed Forces veteran
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal)
  • HMIS navigation
  • 3 years of experience in case management and working with target population
  • Experience in supervision or lead role

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.