Housing Case Manager (Bachelor's Level)

Wanda Alston Foundation
Washington, DC
Nov 28, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Full Time
*Case Manager*The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a Case Manager to join our team.*About the Wanda Alston Foundation*At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is our mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA2S+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQIA2S+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQIA2S+ youth who are experiencing homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Our programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and self-sufficiency.*Job Description: *The Case Manager provides youth-centered, trauma-informed case management services for eight to twelve LGBTQIA2S+ individuals ages 18 to 24 who live in The Wanda Alston Foundation's extended transitional living program. The Case Manager relies on clinical skills to develop and track individual service and treatment plans for each client. The case manager addresses client needs such as connecting youth with medical and mental health services, accessing public benefits and community resources, developing budgeting skills, and connecting youth with permanent and stable housing. The Case Manager works with house monitors who staff the facility on a 24/7 basis to implement programming and assist clients in meeting their treatment plan goals. The Case Manager reports to the Operations Director.*Tasks include, but are not limited to: ** Develop and implement service and treatment plans for each client while prioritizing the goal of obtaining and achieving independent living* Assist clients in need of obtaining benefits, entitlements, and other legal services* Provide crisis intervention services if needed and referrals for psychiatric assessment* Coordination of care with service providers including medical, mental health, substance abuse, and other supportive services* Weekly in-person case management services for each resident* Develop and maintain of community partnerships to provide superior services* Facilitate group life skills trainings with clients* Ongoing assessment and adjustment of services provided in collaboration with other staff and community partners* Accurate and timely documentation and reporting of services through HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)* Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity when handling client information*Desired Skills and Qualifications: ** Minimum of two years of relevant human service, social services, or case management experience* Experience with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or comparable system* Knowledge of case management documentation and record keeping* Experience working closely with LGBTQIA2S+ young adults* Experience working in transitional living programs or similar housing program* Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery, family systems, medical and mental health treatment* Self-starter who can multitask and efficiently prioritize tasks* Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of LGBTQIA2S+ young adults experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or those who have experience trauma* Knowledge of community (Washington, DC metro area) providers and resources including LGBTQIA2S+ health care, mental health care, housing, employment, social and needs based services, transportation, and educational resources* Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills* Excellent organizational and time management skills* Must be able to exercise patience and understanding even in escalated or crisis situations*Other Terms of Employment: ** Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child Protection Register, and criminal background check prior to employment* Full-Time, exempt position* Some nights and weekends are required in this position* $53,000.17 starting salary* Benefits include health, vision, and dental insuranceJob Type: Full-timePay: From $53,000.17 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Holidays* Monday to Friday* Night shift* On call* Weekend availabilityApplication Question(s):* Why do you think people are poor?* Why do you think people become homeless?* How would you provide support to sex workers?Education:* Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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