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Housing Case Manager

Company: Father Bill's & MainSpring
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCase Manager Housing Department Mission Statement: Father Bill’s & MainSpring is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. Father Bill’s & MainSpring is a growing and dynamic social service agency with particular expertise in emergency and permanent housing, job training and placement, and prevention services for individuals and families in need. Over the next five years, our strategic focus includes an increase in affordable, permanent supportive housing, a more efficient model of care for families experiencing homelessness, commitment to an enhanced delivery model to reduce the need for shelter, and improved community relations in order to achieve these goals. Our staff are thoughtful and caring individuals who share our passion for these ideals and creative approaches to helping people improve their lives. We offer a generous benefits package and a comprehensive orientation and training program, as well as ample opportunities for advancement for qualified individuals who show a commitment to our Mission. Position Summary: Housing Case Managers provide community-based support to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness. Case Managers work with people in their homes, utilizing a housing first approach, understanding people who have experienced chronic homelessness require additional support to achieve positive tenancies. Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant experience required. This full-time position provides on-going case management support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation, and overall evaluation of participant needs. Willingness to transport clients and their belongings in personal vehicle as well as meeting with clients through community outreach. Familiarity with community resources. Essential Responsibilities: Provide outreach and assessment in the community as deemed necessary by supervisor or other administrator within the organization. Evaluation and assessment of referrals, utilizing a housing first framework and understanding the barriers to housing people experiencing homelessness face in accessing mainstream housing. Assist participants to collect documents required for housing. Collect and maintain data-based statistical information, maintain accurate case records. Create and implement participant-centered individual service plan within required time frame with an emphasis on participant goals. Set up and maintain accurate case files. Educate participants on activities of daily living as necessary and refer to providers as indicated. Monitor participant progress; provide support to maintain positive tenancies. Assist participants to access community resources, schedule and attend appointments (some transporting is required). Initiate crisis intervention when necessary. Collaborate with internal and external partners. Participate in regularly scheduled agency and community meetings. Adhere to requirements as determined by program funders. Skills & Competencies: Empathy: An understanding and empathy for those dealing with homelessness and related issues. Professionalism: Maintains the highest level of professionalism in the delivery of services, building of relationships, collaboration with co-workers, and representation of Father Bill’s & MainSpring within the organization and the community. Communication: Speaks appropriately in positive and/or negative conversations with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, donors and constituents; Articulates the goals of Father Bill’s & MainSpring. Record-Keeping: Routine clerical or record-keeping incidental to the essential responsibilities of the job (including, but not limited to, data entry and case file updates). Job Knowledge: Possesses the practical and technical knowledge required on the job. Attendance: Acceptable overall attendance record, consistently at work and on time. Reliability: Relied upon regarding task completion and follow-up. Follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance. Initiative: Seeks out new assignments and is willing to be flexible with additional duties. Adherence to Policy: Follows safety and workplace expectations, regulations and processes as defined in the Employee Handbook. Work Ethic: Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and adheres to the Operating Principles of Father Bill’s & MainSpring and works as part of a team toward a common goal. Other: Safety & Security: Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly. Travel: Local travel may be required. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Physical Demands: The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. o Must be able to verbally convey detailed information or important instructions or ideas accurately or quickly. Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. Average visual acuity is necessary. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. Other duties as assigned may be part of the job. Father Bill’s & MainSpring is an equal opportunity employer.Company DescriptionFather Bill's & MainSpring is a growing and dynamic social service agency with particular expertise in emergency and permanent housing, work force training and development, and prevention services for people in need. Over the next five years, our strategic focus includes an increase in affordable, permanent housing, increased efficiencies in our family programs, commitment to a community center model of caring for those less fortunate, and improved community relations in order to achieve these goals.For more information visit us at www.helpfbms.org

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