TANF Case Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: commensurate with experience

Published

10/31/2018

Start Date

12/03/2018

Application Deadline

11/30/2018

Address

9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk
CT
06850
United States

Description

We are searching for a full-time Case Manager to join our team as part of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program:

The TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Case Management Program (TANF-CM), is a statewide home-based case management and basic needs support program designed to promote self-sufficiency and child well-being.

 

The program is designed to assist recipients of Temporary Family Assistance(TFA) achieve self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence through intensive, solution focused case management and care coordination that identifies and reduces the effects of barriers to sustained employment.

 

The Case Manager (CM) provides outreach, initial assessment, advocacy, case planning, service coordination, and case management for families referred to the TANF CM program with significant barriers to employment.

 

The Case Manager will be responsible for but not limited to the below:

  • Conducts targeted outreach to locate assigned TANF CM referred families within designated program time frames
  • Engages located families in TANF CM services in alignment with expected program outcome standards
  • Provides intensive, client-centered, in-home and/or community-based case management
  • Performs initial client assessments and updated assessments within designated program time frames
  • Works with clients to develop and implement clear and relevant goals using the Family Development Plan designed to assist clients in overcoming barriers to employment
  • Assists clients in forming and/or fulfilling an employment plan either through the Jobs First services or on an individual basis for non-Jobs First eligible clients
  • Assists clients in problem solving

 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in a human service field with two (2) years relevant experience (preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of TFA/TANF eligibility criteria and services
  • Significant knowledge of regional community-based services for low and no income families
  • Demonstrated ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse families
  • Demonstrated ability in client-centered, home-based case management services
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching basic life and employability skills to adults
  • Demonstrated ability in creating and implementing individualized service plans
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, to include non-traditional hours (nights/weekends)
  • Dedicated to promoting cultural wellness on the job
  • Demonstrated basic computer literacy, ability to work in a Windows environment, and utilization of mobile devices
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team approach
  • Possesses a valid driver’ license and has access to a personal vehicle for regional and statewide travel



Benefits

We are proud to honored as a Top Medium Sized Workplace by Hearst Media for the 5th year in a row. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. EOE.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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