11-330 - Project Based Case Manager - CAS/PSH - San Fernando Valley

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The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
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Los Angeles, CA
recency icon Posted 09-11-2023

Job Description

DescriptionMission Statement The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Position Summary The Salvation Army, Community Integration Services, permanent supportive housing program provides Project Based Voucher for 31 households. Case Management services will be provided for special units (low income) in San Fernando. The CIS-PBV ICMS Case Manager's primary duty is to provide professional and individualized case management services, information, and referrals designed to assist clients. Essential Functions Project a client-centered approach and provide excellent customer service that is sensitive to the challenges of homeless individuals with a range of medical and behavioral health issues face as they move into and maintain permanent supportive housing. Employ a "can do attitude" to assist clients in their transition from homelessness to permanent housing, motivating, and encouraging clients to work toward their goals, and providing ongoing client support. Assist individuals at every stage of the housing stabilization process. The services provided must be flexible to meet theindividual needs. The intensity of services shall be regularly monitored and adjusted based on each client's level of functioningand acuity of needs. Case management will range from highly intensive individualized support as client's transition from homelessness to permanenthousing to less intense support for activities related to maintaining housing and supportive services. Case Manager will require to conduct intake and assessment; individualized service planning; linkages to health, mental health,substance use disorder services and other supportive services. Ongoing monitoring and follow-up services that includestransportation, legal issues; crisis management; eviction prevention referrals; client education; coordination and collaborationwith community partners. Outreach/Engagement: Process and accept referrals through the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Establishing rapportand building a trusting relationship with the potential participant and determining whether the potential participant isappropriate for the permanent supportive housing program. Intake and Assessment: Conduct intake and enrollment activities with eligible participants, including assisting with gatheringother program eligibility documentation, housing application documents, lease agreement, project intake forms, andenrollment. Move-In Assistance: Coordinate move-in and orient new tenants to their unit/building, including collaborating with theProperty Management and review tenant rules and responsibilities included in lease and other documents. Client Support Services: Assist clients with accessing services to address their immediate needs (e.g., access to food, clothes,and other necessities). Conduct an approved comprehensive psychosocial assessment within two (2) business days of the client's enrollment (5X5).Assessments must be conducted face-to-face and must include an evaluation of the clients' medical, psychosocial,environmental, legal, financial, education, strengths and needs, and available resources. Conduct an approved Housing Acuity Index within five (5) business days of the participant's move-in date. Conduct a minimum of 2 in person visits with each participant monthly (Based on Acuity). Develop and implement an individualized case management services plan (ISP) with the client based on the client's psychosocial assessment and/or reassessment. The ISP shall address the needs identified in the psychosocial assessment and describe client's goals, steps to reach goals, time frames for completing goals, and disposition of each goal as it is met or changed. Conduct DHS approved comprehensive psychosocial re-assessments and update ISP on an ongoing basis, but not less than once every three (3) months. Enter case notes into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Participate in HMIS training and other client-centered training. ISP and case notes shall be entered into CHAMP and participate in required CHAMP training. Maintain regular ongoing client contact and tailor the intensity of services provided, including the frequency of face-to-face and home visits conducted, to client's level of functioning and acuity of needs. Ensure clients are linked to and accessing health, mental health, and substance use disorder services as needed including assisting clients with establishing a medical home and maintaining continuity with their medical home. Assist clients with maintaining medication and treatment regimens, including accompanying clients to appointments with health, mental health and/or other care providers. Assist clients with locating and securing employment and volunteer and/or educational opportunities; obtaining basic needs, such as clothing and food; life skills and community participation, including providing group programming in these areas; gaining, restoring, improving and/or maintaining daily independent living, social/leisure, and personal hygiene skills. Assist clients with budgeting and money management including assistance with household budgeting; assistance with overcoming bad credit, no credit, and/or eviction histories; and arranging for representative payees for clients who require assistance in money management and/or are at-risk for non-payment of rent. Assist clients with monitoring any legal issues and making appropriate referrals to overcome any barriers to accessing and maintaining permanent housing and supportive services (e.g., credit history, criminal records, and pending warrants). Monitor and follow-up with clients and service providers to confirm timely completion of referrals and linkages, access to services, and maintenance of services. For clients who are transitioning out of ICMS (e.g., moving out of the area, family reunification, or change in housing needs), ICMS staff shall coordinate activities with other service providers to ensure that the client receives assistance with relocating to other affordable housing and linking to ongoing primary health care, behavioral health services, and other supportive services. These activities shall be conducted with the cooperation and/or authorization of the client to be noted within case closure documentation. Develop and foster linkages with other social service agencies to provide clients with access to the broadest possible range of supportive services. Attend training courses and meetings as deemed necessary. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Other duties include maintaining all elements of client folders with emphasis on accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Project Based ICMS Housing Support Manager. Working Conditions Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Ability to operate computer, fax, and telephone. Ability to lift to 25 lbs. This position may involve driving to appointments/training opportunities and transporting clients in a company vehicle to appointments, therefore the ability to drive a motor vehicle is required. Minimum Qualifications Must have at least one year of experience working with homeless individuals AND have a social work/mental health related bachelor's degree or have a minimum of two years of experience providing direct mental health or case management services. Current knowledge of and interest in homeless populations and available supportive resources. Understand and support the mission of The Salvation Army. Must obtain CPR and First Aid certification prior to employment. TB-cleared prior to hire. Clean driving record to transport participants to required appointments affecting their Housing security. Skills, Knowledge & Abilities Clean MVR check. Knowledge of HMIS preferred. Knowledge of CHAMP preferred. Excellent in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel), and ability to type 45 wpm. Basic math skills. Ability to actively listen and take genuine interest in helping homeless individuals to address and reduce barriers to independence. Good time management and communication skills, both verbal and written. Professional telephone etiquette. Meet deadlines, work with attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills with both clients and staff in a professional, respectful manner. QualificationsSkillsCPR/AED (required)Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)