PSH Case Manager (Scattered Site)
PSH Case Manager (Scattered Site)
Full Time Professional
Headquarters - Walter Reed, WASHINGTON, DC, US
Housing Up is one of the leading non-profit organizations in Washington, DC providing the full spectrum of housing and supportive services to more than 700 homeless and at-risk families so that they can transform their own lives. Housing programs include permanent supportive, rapid rehousing, transitional, and affordable rental housing. Supportive services include case management, employment services, clinical services, housing counseling, resident services, life skills, and youth programming.
Under the direction of the Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager Supervisor, the Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager is responsible for implementing a strong, intensive case management component for chronically homeless families focused on moving people out of homelessness quickly as well as preventing recidivism. The primary goal is to assist families in achieving increased stability and self-sufficiency using a strengths-based, Housing First approach. Functions performed include assisting with housing clients, family goal planning, connections to community resources, home visits, rental payment monitoring, community building, and problem solving with other case managers. Work is accomplished by advising and motivating program participants to accomplish goals in their needs-based goal plans.
- Provides intensive case management in strong coordination with core service agencies and in alignment with the Housing First, voluntary services model
- Develops and updates needs-based goal plans with program participants using a family case management approach, assisting them to set and prioritize short and long-range goals
- Completes monthly home visits to support families in performing the tasks required to maintain housing stability, including on-time payment of rent and household maintenance
- Conducts regular family assessments with a standardized tool used by Housing Up
- Works with families to problem-solve issues around lease and/or program rules
- Provides referrals as needed to Housing Up supportive services (clinical and housing services) and works collaboratively as a team to advance the goals of the client
- Maintains effective working relationships with other agencies to which (and from which) participants may be referred, regularly contributing to the resource directory/database
- Attends trainings regularly as required by contract
- Maintains current records in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database and paper case files, documenting client interactions in standardized format used by Housing Up
- Captures daily and monthly statistics and other required reports as directed
- Participates in Housing Up special events, helping to share information about Housing Up and working, as needed, to ensure event success
- Attends staff meetings and other meetings as required by supervisor
- Other duties as required
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and one year of experience OR high school diploma or equivalent with 4 years’ experience. Lived experience in homelessness may be considered in lieu of work experience.
Applicable Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
- Two years of experience in the social/human services field is preferred
- Experience working with families, homelessness, mental health, and/or substance abuse that reflects an understanding of the causes of homelessness is strongly preferred
- Working knowledge of the strengths-based, client-centered approach
- Demonstrated cultural competence
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of community resources available to families
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to rapid change within a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
- High confidence level in working independently
- Possess and maintains a positive, solutions-oriented approach
Work Environment/Physical Effort
- Must be willing to travel to different locations throughout Washington, DC and perform home visits in any neighborhood
- Requires ability to sit up to 3-6 hours per day with intermittent occasional walking and standing
- Housing Up office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., but case managers are expected to adjust their schedules to accommodate case management needs and perform visits on evenings and weekends as needed
- Must be available to participate in after hours on-call rotation, as well as be on call during inclement weather
- Knowledge of MS Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Valid driver’s license/reliable transportation required
- May require some weekend and evening hours
Salary and Benefits
$50k - $55k, (Depending on qualifications and experience)
This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus!
Housing Up offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid vacation and sick leave, commuter benefits, summer Fridays, tuition assistance, new hire/referral bonuses, professional development budgets, and a work environment aimed at a healthy work-life balance.
Housing Up has made the safety of our clients, staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or new employee at Housing Up, you will be required to comply with the organization’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any Housing Up location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement from human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Housing Up is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.