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Case Manager - Specialized Emergency Housing Program

Adult Services | Lancaster, 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:

  • Provide Crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Monitor program compliance to funder and VOALA policies and required procedures; maintains documentation of all program procedures
  • Provide active support and advocacy, including providing and/or coordinating transportation and accompanying youth to navigate services as indicated in the ISP, including employment, educational, legal services, health, mental health, substance abuse and other stabilizing services that may benefit the participant
  • Links youth to mainstream benefits and supportive services for housing, health care, domestic violence, substance abuse, legal assistance, employment and education as directed by the Individual Service Plan
  • Meets with participants on a weekly basis to establish goals and action steps towards those goals, and to monitor and assess progress towards achieving those goals
  • Conducts follow-up with participants for up to 36 months to enhance their ability to maintain residential stability and economic self-sufficiency
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with providers of supportive services, community relationships within and outside VOALA
  • Manage day-to-day operations of case managers' participant goals, objectives and treatment plans; maintains caseload
  • Participates in, and/or prepares for, meetings, events, seminars, workshops, and trainings
  • Collect demographic and evaluative data on participants and their progress weekly
  • Work with youth once they are housed to assist with permanency and wrap-around services.
  • Actively manage case files and daily progress notes per VOALA protocol
  • Actively participate in care coordination teams bi-weekly to ensure an intensive wrap-around approach to service delivery, including aftercare, for youth
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience:

  • 2 years case management experience
  • Experience and knowledge of treatment plan design and case management

Knowledge:

  • Ability and desire to work with youth from different backgrounds
  • Must be reliable and able to mutli-task
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and to write clearly in order to complete required documentation
  • Must be able to work effectively with people from all walks of life

Technology Skills:

  • Proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to learn and use program-specific software

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop relationships with homeless youth, their families, and landlords, as well as a variety of service stakeholders (schools, health and public benefit agencies)
  • Must be able to work effectively with people from all walks of life with compassion, to be covered by VOA’s insurance carrier

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) (Preferred)
  • Familiar with Clarity HMIS Data Base- (Preferred)
  • Two-year experience providing Intensive Case Management trauma-informed care to vulnerable youth
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.