We are seeking a passionate individual who is eager to serve underserved individuals in DC and values the impact that having hope can offer. As a Housing Stability Case Manager, you will provide housing stability and income-focused case management services to the families assigned to your case load. You will provide resources to increase income, meet regularly with clients, advocate for client housing needs, collaborate with Employment Specialists and families on completing resumes and job searches, and make referrals for appropriate services. You will have a direct impact in people’s lives!
This is a full time position. Salary starts in the high 40s and is based on education and experience.
Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works with adults and children to develop case management plans that are updated at least monthly and signed by clients and case manager, which incorporate goals for both adults and children related to core goal areas: finding stable housing; increasing income; and family stabilization and support;
- Meets weekly and as needed with families on caseload to develop case plans, review progress, and to follow-up on tasks and services;
- In collaboration with families and Housing Specialist, assists with housing search and placement process, sometimes accompanying families to view units, advocating for families with landlords, and assisting families with applications and other paperwork;
- Networks with community resources for housing, employment, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, training, etc., and makes referrals as appropriate, including to COH Therapist and other community resources, as appropriate;
- Completes required assessments with families;
- Meets regularly with Youth Specialists to ensure children’s needs are part of the parent’s case management plan;
- Obtains signed release of information forms and communicates regularly with staff at treatment programs, substance abuse programs, and vocational programs.
- Bachelors Degree;
- BSW and MSW degree holders must obtain a LSWA/LGSW or appropriate social work license within 90 days of hire;
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in case management;
- Ability to work one evening hour per week preferred;
- Strong knowledge of community resources or ability to become knowledgeable required;
- Strong interpersonal and organization skills required;
- Strong communication skills including verbal and writing;
- Proven ability to submit timely, detailed and accurate case notes.