Pathways to Housing DC is an innovative agency based in the heart of Washington, D.C. We believe that housing is a basic human right, and that without housing people are unable to address their mental health disorders, addictions, and other life stressors. We provide each person entering our program their own apartment, without requiring treatment compliance or sobriety as a prerequisite. We then provide each person with intensive support services to help them stay housed and begin their journey to recovery.
Case Managers are members of the Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP) who provide flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery and community reintegration of formerly homeless individuals assigned to PTHDC by DHS. The Case Manager (CM) maintains a primary caseload of 15-17 clients and provides case management services in a compassionate and responsible manner.
- Collaborate with client in the formulation of an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) that is reviewed and modified with client on a regular basis;
- Provide outreach, case management, counseling, advocacy, and other needed services to clients in any environment including: the streets, shelters, jails, hospitals, apartments, office, etc;
- Provide individually tailored services to each client in the following areas: housing, school, training & work opportunities, activities of daily living, health, wellness self-management, relapse prevention, money management & entitlements, medication support, self help & empowerment, problem solving, family life & social relationships and integrated treatment for substance abuse;
- Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports and complete other program documentation (e;g;, progress notes, incident reports, home visit reports);
- Meet or exceed the monthly client contact requirements of 4/month within the first three months of being housed and 3/month thereafter, including one home visit per month;
- Coordinate and monitor referrals to community services and advocate client participation;
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings as scheduled;
- Perform related work as assigned;
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or a related field required. Candidates with a Bachelor of Social Work degree must possess a DC Licensed Social Work Associate (LSWA) license to be considered.
- Two years case management experience preferred. Experience in social services, supported housing, or with persons with psychiatric disabilities highly desired.
- Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations;
- Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills strongly preferred.
- Bilingual English/Spanish a plus;
- Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle required.