Rapid ReHousing Case Manager (Full-Time)

Covenant House California
Published
January 25, 2023
Location
Santa Clara, CA
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COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA

Job Description: Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Covenant House CA (CHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program in Santa Clara, CA. Drawing upon CHCs 30+ years of experience serving young people, ages 18-24, staff will assist to develop a program that effectively meets the unique needs of young people experiencing homelessness and human trafficking in Santa Clara County. CHC is committed to meeting young people where they are, accepting them for who they are, and relentlessly engaging them so that they can fulfill their dreams. This is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to help launch a new program, that will change the lives of young people forever!

POSITION SUMMARY:

CHC is looking for passionate, highly skilled, and energetic Case Managers who possess excellent communication and organizational skills to provide support to young people that is strength-based, trauma-informed, and harm reduction focused. Case Managers will model our mission of providing absolute respect and unconditional love to all young people and will value working within a multidisciplinary team to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Under the supervision of the Santa Clara Program Director, the RRH Case Manager will provide support in program development, implementation, housing navigation, and individual case management within the CHC Rapid Rehousing Program. The RRH Case Manager will work in partnership and collaboration with multiple agencies to help rapidly rehouse young people experiencing homelessness who are referred to our program through Santa Clara Countys Coordinated Entry System (CES). The RRH Case Manager will maintain a caseload of 10-15 transitional-aged youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness, many who will also have multiple barriers (i.e., Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, Chronic Health Conditions, frequent contact with law enforcement, etc.). The RRH Case Manager will work with our young people from early rapport building, supporting them to the point where they are able to secure stable housing and case plan support throughout participation in the program and aftercare. The position is also responsible for providing these services within the framework of the Mission Statement, Five Principles, and the Policies and Procedures of Covenant House California.

Full-Time non exempt hourly - 40 hours per week

Pay rate: $23.50 per hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Provide Case Management services with the goal of developing positive relationships with young people through the utilization of the case management system, including:

a. Intake:

* Welcome young people to the program, ensure they feel comfortable, safe and understand the program structure, opportunities for engagement and access to supplies that they might need.
* Verify young person qualifies for Rapid Rehousing program and complete homelessness verification documentation for HMIS.
* Undertake expanded assessment and ensure data entry into ETO and HMIS.

b. Individual Success Plan:

* Develop an Individual Success Plan (ISP) with each young person upon completion of assessment.
* Revise and update the Success Plan on a weekly basis. An updated plan is written, at minimum, after two weeks of intake, and updated weekly thereafter.

c. Rapid Rehousing Case Management:

* Directly assist young person by: locating housing, filling out housing applications, complete housing habitability standards, and reviewing and understanding the requirements of the lease;
* Meet with RRH residents once a week, and twice a month in-person;
* Providing mediation with landlords and neighbors, and provide written information about landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities;
* Obtain, interpret and correct as needed, rental and credit history;
* Developing a household budget and reducing expenses to the extent possible; reducing or re-negotiating debt and/or obtaining other consumer credit counseling assistance;
* Provide information, referral, and application support for employment, education, health insurance, public benefits, and other services;

* Partner with community and faith-based partnerships to provide furnishings and household items for young people moving into their own apartments;

* Maintain a calendar of the young persons work schedule, appointments, etc., in conjunction with their Success Plan;
* Monitor young peoples progress of self-identified goals and coach young people to plan, implement, and follow-through with tasks;
* Develop and maintain knowledge of and connection to community resources and make appropriate referrals for services within CHC and to community agencies;
* Engage in positive transition planning with the young person.

d. Documentation:

* Document weekly progress notes in young peoples Success Plan in ETO and HMIS;
* Maintain case management files for all young people (HMIS and RRH Chart) assigned to caseload;
* Monitor program outputs and ensure that program outcomes are met and that there is complete documentation specific to external grants as required;
* Document pertinent information in Critical Incident Reports, Follow-Up forms, etc., as necessary.

e. Case Review:

* Prepare and present assigned cases at weekly case review meetings and facilitate quarterly Client Success Planning Meetings.

f. Group Facilitation:

* Develop creative ways to facilitate psycho-educational and support group activities with young people on a regular basis.
* Facilitate Success Planning Meetings with young people and young peoples identified circle of support.

Provide custodial supervision as follows:

a. Punctuality and consistency for assigned shifts as well as all scheduled meetings, including transition, staff meetings, offsite community collaborative meetings, and training.

b. Perform duties as assigned to meet the needs of young people and ensure adherence to the program expectations. This includes, but is not limited to:

* facilitating group case management meeting with young people;
* ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the apartments;
* providing crisis intervention, as necessary;

Other program duties as assigned by the Santa Clara Program Director.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or related field OR an Associates degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or related field and 2 years of case management experience, preferably with young people experiencing homelessness.

EXPERIENCE: In lieu of a degree, must have a minimum of 4 years of case management experience, preferably with young people experiencing homelessness.

SKILLS: Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff. Leadership skills and program development experience are preferred. Knowledge of adolescent development, community resources, and case management skills. Must have good organizational skills and the ability to communicate with members, clients, vendors, and the public. Communication with and about young people must reflect a strength-based and trauma-informed approach. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required.

TRANSPORTATION: Preferably has a valid CA Drivers License, reliable transportation, and a good driving record, or the ability to navigate public transportation efficiently. Able to drive CHC vehicles, preferably.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Meal periods (non-paid) and breaks are required to be taken each shift. Any overtime must be pre-approved. Weekends and Holiday work may be required.

General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: N/A

EQUIPMENT USED: Must be able to utilize basic word processing, email, and internet programs. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work occasionally in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

COVID-19: All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 at the time of hire.

Covenant House California does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Covenant House California is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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