Case Manger Specialist (Increased Access)
Adult Services | Compton, CA | Full Time
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.
The Increased Access program will provide Trauma Informed Care and case management to victims of crime.
JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE
The Case Manager – Specialist is responsible for helping people who are in difficult situations with advice, figure out what kind of help they need, help them find the services they need, create plans for treatment or recovery, work with other health and human service providers, and keep tabs on client’s progress with treatment plan. The position requires a combination of administrative/office duties and field/outreach work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assign and monitor cases:
- Review daily referrals and screenings of clients.
- Designates households for intake and ensures all supporting documents are verified.
- Provides information and referrals for callers and walk-in clients.
- Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with clients to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan.
- Develops support systems to meet clients and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required.
- May make home and field visits.
- Monitors cases 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 clients and families to maintain/obtain self-sufficiency and family stabilization.
- Refers clients to available community providers for therapeutic, social, educational, and medical resources.
- Provides support to case managers and clients 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 clients.
- Develops, performs, and assists with workshops pertaining to client’s needs.
- Participates and assists with outreach events.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ensure clients are linked to and accessing health, mental health and substance use disorder services as needed including assisting clients with establishing permanent housing.
- Assist clients with obtaining permanent housing and conduct bi-monthly (minimum) home visits after client is housed.
- Ensure clients have food resources and if they are not eligible for benefits transport them to local food banks and /or deliver groceries.
- Active liaison between client and all supportive service providers (probation, landlord, court, primary care doctor, mental health care provider, etc.).
- Transport clients to DMV, DPSS, doctor’s appointments and mental health appointments.
- Conduct initial intake and assessments.
- Develop individual service plan.
- Documentation related to accessing and obtaining housing, benefits, and other services.
- Documentation of legal issues and all correspondences and notices.
- Documentation of client housing stability status and retention in permanent housing.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
- Valid California driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and/or access to a reliable mode of transportation.
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field from a full-accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience as a case manager.
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in case management in the fields of re-entry, housing, benefits, or job development.
- Minimum of 1 years of experience working with veterans, people in recovery, homeless individuals, and/or relevant experience.
- Case Management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, client focused ideology.
- Proficiency in record keeping, tracking, maintaining, and reporting statistics according to program guidelines and requirements.
- Proficiency with computers and Microsoft operating system navigation, office, outlook, word, excel, power-point, and 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.
- Comfortable working independently or in a team environment.
- Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Dependable, prompt, client-focus, collaborative, prompt, positive mindset, flexible, and organized.
- 3 years of experience working with U.S Armed Forces Veterans, homelessness, re-entry population, substance abuse patients, and/or at-risk youth.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal).
- Knowledge and experience working with and using HMIS software or programs.
- Knowledge and experience working with and using Database software programs.
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
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