Case Manager I - Housing Division
- 12420 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA
Since 1976, St. Joseph Center has been meeting the needs of low-income and homeless individuals and families in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, and surrounding communities. The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization that assists people without regard for religious affiliation or lack thereof through comprehensive case management and integrated social service programs. The Center enjoys broad-based community support as well as a sponsored relationship with its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. St. Joseph Center serves approximately 6,000 individuals annually.
The Case Manager serves as a team member with several social service professional and paraprofessional staff ensuring the delivery of quality as well as adhering to the mission of St. Joseph Center. The Case Manager will provide case management to homeless families including service linkage and housing support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Case Manager’s key areas of responsibility include:
- In conjunction with the Program Manager and CES for Families case management staff, evaluate families for permanent housing.
- Be responsible for a caseload of up to 30 families. Establish a case management plan for each family.
- Provide referrals to any needed services including health, mental health, education, employment, vocational training. Serve as an advocate or liaison to other organizations when needed.
- In conjunction with the housing specialist, assist families with the identification of appropriate housing and with lease up including negotiation of rental agreement with landlord. On an ongoing basis, act as advocate with landlord as needed.
- Provide ongoing case management to families following placement.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are designed to provide typical examples of the work performed; not all duties and responsibilities assigned are included here, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty and responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must be highly motivated and a self-starter. The ability to communicate with and relate to a diverse group of people including clients, community, and other staff. Must have excellent administrative and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of case management principles and intervention techniques specific to homeless populations or other under-served groups.
- Knowledge of housing market/housing programs is desirable.
- The position requires an ability to work flexible hours including some early mornings and evenings.
- Bi-lingual Spanish/English desirable.
- One to two years’ experience providing case management services/advocacy with homeless and low-income families.
- Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services, psychology, or a related field.
- This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and widely supported internet browsers.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
- Valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Valid automobile liability insurance.
Employment with St. Joseph Center is contingent on completion of satisfactory background check.
For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume. St. Joseph Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. All applicants for employment are invited to voluntarily self-identify their gender, race, ethnicity, and veteran status, by completing the EEO Information. Providing your EEO Information is voluntary and refusal to self-identify will not subject applicants to any adverse treatment. Similarly, applicants who do self-identify will not be subject to any adverse treatment based on the information they provide.
St. Joseph center invites you to review the current "EEO is The Law" poster as part of the application process. A link to the current poster is located here.
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