The Downtown Womens Center seeks a full-time Re-Housing Case Manager, responsible to support Participants who are vulnerable to COVID-19 to become stable in permanent housing by providing the following pathways: Problem Solving, Recovery Re-Housing or Bridge to Subsidy services. This position will work with Participants who have been temporarily housed through supplemental services and are either unsheltered or in other shelter settings. The Recovery Re-Housing Case Manager will also provide direct service and advocacy to link Participants with housing, basic needs, medical and mental health services, job training and public benefits. The level of case management and services will be determined on the Participants needs and acuity score from HMIS assessment. This position is part of an interdisciplinary team and provides innovative services that are at the forefront of homeless services. An ideal candidate is strengths-based, decisive, flexible, and creative. This position is a member of the Community Based Housing department and reports directly to the Re-Housing Program Supervisor.
- Provide individualized case management services to Participants (on-site and off-site) using the Housing First model; developing Housing and Services Plans, scheduling appointments, and providing necessary follow up to ensure progress and needs are adequately being addressed.
- Support Participants with budgeting, and connect them to public assistance benefits and/or employment programs, and accessing free or low-cost goods/services).
- Work to effectively meet Participants needs and resolve individual barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with DWC staff, and other community service providers.
- Complete CES packet (triage tool) on all Participants identified to determine most appropriate level of intervention.
- Provide financial assistance based on the level of care of each Participant, such as moving assistance, rental assistance, utilities etc.
- Identified Participants who can be match to Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and support them through the process.
- Collaborate with Lease Up to assist Participants in locating permanent housing; and accompany participant when meeting with landlords.
- Develop, establish, and maintain professional working relationships with landlords and property managers, with emphasis on direct contact and negotiation with unit owners.
- Conducts unit inspections as required by the program policies and guidelines.
- Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and services provided to each Participant using HMIS/Clarity and other tracking systems.
- Provide crisis intervention and group facilitation as necessary.
- Utilize evidence-based practices in service delivery such as intensive case management, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Critical Time Intervention, and Housing First practices.
- Provide regular, written reports to Program Supervisor and additional reports as assigned.
- Participate in weekly individual and group supervision, in addition to other agency meetings and trainings as required.
- Participate in community meetings pertaining to services benefitting Participants, and serve as a representative of DWC at community events.
- Ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision, prioritize, and problem solve. Critical thinking ability and good judgment.
- Transport Participants as necessary for housing and job searches.
- Valid California state drivers license, insurance, and use of a reliable vehicle required.
- Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Competencies (I.e. Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)
- Time Management
- Decision Making
- Communication Proficiency
- Collaboration Skills
- Organization Skills
- Attention to Detail
- Communication Proficiency
- Cultural Humility
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. The employee must also be able to operate a vehicle.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm.
Regular travel throughout Los Angeles County is expected for this position.