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Case Manager - (Office of Diversion and Reentry)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the VI-SPSDAT and other comprehensive screenings and assessments with ODR participants to collect functional, environmental, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan
  • Provides pre- and post-release/transitional services; assists with data collection and evaluation; provides supportive counseling and advocacy for individuals; provides crisis intervention, if needed
  • Works with participants that are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems by motivating behavioral changes among enrolled participants
  • Maintains all case files/records; in physical files and in HMIS system; completes all required documentation and case notes as requested; and responds to regulatory agencies in accordance with federal, state, and county
  • Develops and maintains inter-agency and community relationships
  • Meets with clients on a regular basis to establish goals, and action steps towards those goal, and to monitor and assess progress towards achieving permanent housing goals
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a housing database linking tenants to apartments
  • Communicates with landlord and familiarize them with DHS, program and community resources to assist both tenants and landlords in the event of potential problems leading to eviction 
  • Other duties as assigned  

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in human services preferred
  • Must be able to pass LASD background check
  • 1-3 years experience working in field of homelessness
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Additional Preferred:

  • Valid California driver's license and have reliable transportation
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred
  • Database experience (HMIS) strongly preferred
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.