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Bilingual Outreach Case Manager (Spanish)

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Miriam's Kitchen of Washington, DC


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Published 9 days ago

$45,000 - $54,000

ABOUT MIRIAM’S KITCHEN

Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to individuals who are chronically homeless.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Bilingual Outreach Case Manager will conduct outreach to a caseload of high-priority unsheltered people experiencing homelessness, administer VI-SPDAT assessments, help individuals collect identification documents in an effort to become “document-ready,” and facilitate the housing process by acting as a liaison between the targeted individual and housing provider in a variety of settings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Provide housing match services to a primary caseload of high-priority people to facilitate the housing process and ensure successful housing placement.

•Provide outreach, case management, and housing navigation services in any setting necessary, including streets, shelters, hospitals, jails, and encampments.

•Provide ‘light-touch’ and ‘intensive’ outreach services as appropriate.

•Provide referrals to medical, mental health, and substance use disorder services as needed.

•Assist targeted people with applying for identification documents, entitlements, and other benefits.

•Collaborate with Miriam’s Kitchen’s SOAR Specialist to ensure that clients without income receive assistance applying for disability benefits as appropriate.

•Build rapport and utilize motivational interviewing strategies to support vulnerable people with moving through the stages of change and accepting an offer of housing.

•Attend trainings as assigned.

•Access the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to input VI-SPDAT assessments and upload identification documents.

•Utilize computerized databases to maintain written and computerized records, compile reports, and complete other program documentation (e.g. case notes), while maintaining appropriate confidentiality of client information.

•Complete administrative tasks as necessary.

•All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Proficiency in Spanish is required.

•Familiarity with the homeless services and housing landscape in Washington, DC.

•Knowledge, experience, and ability to connect with individuals experiencing mental health issues and/or substance use disorders.

•Strong interest in and commitment to ending chronic homelessness in DC.

•Strong communication skills and sense of boundaries.

•An understanding of the structural and systemic causes of homelessness.

•Flexibility, openness, and comfort working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse population of clients with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences.

•Able to lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs.

•Able to handle physically demanding work – to include but not limited to standing and/or walking up to 5 hours per day in all types of weather.

•Able to navigate DC via public transportation and on foot.

•Able to work in a variety of settings, including streets, shelters, hospitals, jails, and encampments.

•Able to conduct street outreach in all weather conditions.

Experience

•2 years of experience working in services for homelessness, mental health, substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, and/or case management for vulnerable populations.

•Bachelor’s degree, licensure in a relevant discipline, and/or equivalent experience/training (Certified Addictions Specialist, Peer Certification, etc.).

Benefits

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance; employer retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave, and annual professional development funds for all full and part-time team members.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs2@miriamskitchen.org with “BILINGUAL OUTREACH CASE MANAGER” in the subject line.

Miriam’s Kitchen values diversity in thought and experience and is committed to assembling a diverse workplace. People of color, people with lived experience in the issues MK works on, veterans, and LGBTQIA persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT MIRIAM’S KITCHEN

Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Benefits

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance; employer retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave, and annual professional development funds for all full and part-time team members.

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision…

Level of Language Proficiency

• Proficiency in Spanish is required.

• Proficiency in Spanish is required.

Location

On-site
2401 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs2@miriamskitchen.org with “BILINGUAL OUTREACH CASE MANAGER” in the subject line.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs2@miriamskitchen.org with “BILINGUAL OUTREACH CASE MANAGER” in the subject line.

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