West 87th Street
Intro/Program Description: Capitol Hall is a permanent supportive housing residence for formerly homeless adults. On-site services include case management, entitlement assistance, medical care, substance abuse counseling, work readiness training, a meals program, 24 hour/7 day per week front desk security, and daily group activities.
Purpose of Position: To deliver effective case management services using a strengths-based, client-centered approach to formerly homeless adults with a history of mental illness and/or substance use disorder, so tenants maintain permanent housing.
Role, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties:
- Using the Housing First Evidence Based Model, provide client-centered case management services to caseload of formerly homeless tenants.
- Provide case management to a group of assigned clients; identify short and long-term treatment goals and help clients achieve them, including linkages to community programs such as medical, psychiatric and drug treatment services.
- Maintain case records with documentation of services provided and outcomes, according to specific program procedures.
- Assist clients in receiving entitlements and in understanding and complying with building rules and government subsidies to maintain residency.
- Coordinate and follow up with the onsite medical treatment providers.
- Accompany clients on visits to doctors, entitlement offices or other community services.
- Collaborate with staff in other GRCC programs to coordinate client service.
- Develop and facilitate group activities geared at increasing socialization and reducing isolation.
Participate as Capitol Hall team member
- Attend staff meetings, case conferences, professional development trainings and supervisory meetings.
- Participate in planning and leading group activities.
- Other duties as required include conducting room inspections, incident reporting and crisis intervention.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field
- Professional or academic exposure to mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness
- Spanish speaking preferred
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Experience working with older adults; adults with mental illness and substance use disorder preferred
- Understanding of housing first model
- Experience with harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques
- Understanding of trauma informed care
- Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Team player
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
Computer Skills to perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:
- Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
- Ability to use or learn computer databases such as AWARDS
- Some walking and travel by public transportation to escort clients to various appointments throughout the city.
- Occasional visits to outside service providers, such as rehab centers, hospitals and medical clinics.
- Mostly indoor office, occasional kitchen and basement setting during group activities and events. Regular home visits to client apartments required.
Minimum Education Required
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