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Rental Assistance Program/ Supportive Housing Case Manager

Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc.


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Published 25 days ago

August 3, 2020
July 24, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience

Banana Kelly is a non-profit community development corporation located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to contribute to a revitalized, safe and economically vibrant South Bronx through the development and management of affordable housing and the provision of targeted human services. We empower residents through supportive services and vocational, educational, and cultural programs that assist in the retention of affordable housing accommodations and foster self-sufficiency and collective capacity through self-help, mutual aid and cooperation, community organizing and advocacy.

Banana Kelly seeks an experienced professional to serve as a Rental Assistance Program/Supportive Housing Case Manager. The RAP Case Manager is responsible for the provision of supportive services for our low income residents with disabilities and a history of chronic homelessness.  

Responsibilities

  • Coordination of managing all housing, mental health, and social service needs for each RAP participant
  • Conduct home visits
  • Provide comprehensive care management, including the development of a Life Plan, using care coordination and promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Keep accurate notes and ISPs on Foothold/AWARDS/HMIS platforms, as well as written assessments, and updated documents as needed for participant’s 
  • Engage the program participants and family and/or representative to understand concerns and what is needed in the transition process; take an active role in discharge planning
  • Ensure that persons and families and/or representative, with cultural sensitivity, have the information and or services needed to maintain and enhance quality of life
  • Assist the person in becoming part of the community, not just in the community, to discover new and or meaningful, community experiences that enrich his/her life
  • Advocate for participants on various issues and needs
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive goals for each participant
  • Collaborate with our sourcing references pertaining to each participants needs. e.g. Health, financial, education, mental health, expand resources 
  • Support each participant with regards to reaching the goal of independent living
  • Facilitation of monthly meetings with participants on various educational topics
  • Help to secure permanent housing for non-clients/participants who are dealing with chronically homelessness and with permanent disability.
  • Act as the liaison and develop effective working relations for participant’s with all health professions, hospitals, clinics, psychiatrist, doctor office, homeless shelters, landlords,                                  
  • Adhere to professional standards as outlined by industry standard protocols, rules and regulations
  • Remain knowledgeable and up to date with emails, meetings, professional on line classes like videos, and various trainings.
  • Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development; maintain appropriate professional behavior and participate in appropriate supervision

Requirements

·      Proven working experience in the field of Social Work

·      Excellent knowledge of Foothold/AWARDS system; knowledge of HMIS platform would be a plus

·      Previous experience with chronic homeless, housing, community work

·      Effective communication skills; must be organized and able to attend to detailed paperwork pertaining to Case Management

·      Excellent organizational and time management skill

·      Familiar with or able to learn database management

·      Able to work independently and as a member of an organizational team

·      Familiarity with professional and technical emerging knowledge

·      Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task

·      Compassionate with teamwork skills

Banana Kelly is a non-profit community development corporation located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to contribute to a revitalized, safe and economically vibrant South Bronx through the development and management of affordable…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Health, dental, vision Insurance

Paid time off

Health, dental, vision Insurance

Paid time off

Location

863 Prospect Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10459

How to Apply

Please send the following three (3) items to Brian Sahd bsahd@bkcianyc.org, with the subject line “RAP”

  1. An electronic file of your resume in either .doc(x) or .pdf format
  2. A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position)
  3. Three current references

Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

Please send the following three (3) items to Brian Sahd bsahd@bkcianyc.org, with the subject line “RAP”

  1. An electronic file of your resume in either .doc(x) or .pdf format
  2. A cover letter…

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