|Title:||Housing Case Manager - Women's Resource Center - Paid|
|Department:||Women's Resource Center|
|Location:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
Housing Case Manager
Schedule: Full-time, temporary (40 week duration)
Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.
The Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center exists to meet the distinctive needs of women who are experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, case management, life skills training, and connection to community services and resources. Housing Case Managers provide consistent, individualized, and thorough housing case management services to clients, with the end goal of clients transitioning from the Resource Center to safe and stable housing quickly and efficiently.
The center recognizes and meets the needs of those at risk and homeless populations including: single women; domestic violence victims; individuals with behavioral health disorders; individuals who are medically frail/terminally ill [and/or] those exiting prison or jail. All activities are undertaken with the ultimate goal of assisting our clients in obtaining housing.
- Assist clients in developing goals/service plan that will help them overcome homelessness, identify and address barriers to housing.
- Participate in regularly scheduled clinical case review to ensure appropriate case/service planning and referral of clients to the most appropriate service provider.
- Provide direct, Trauma Informed Care case management services to clients, including crisis intervention, outreach, ongoing assessments (i.e. VI-SPDAT, SPDAT, Lethality Assessment etc.), goal setting, creative problem solving, agency and community resource utilization, and network building.
- Identify priority needs, (i.e. pregnant, IV/IM drug user, dual diagnosis, and other medical conditions) and coordinate services as needed.
- Attend weekly staff/clinical staffing meetings and other meetings as assigned.
- Assist in resolving conflicts utilizing de-escalation skills and trauma informed practices. Also provides immediate and professional response to any security /safety emergency or disturbance within or immediately outside facility following appropriate policies and procedures.
- Keep records, case management notes, and statistical data as required and participate in research and/or special projects as needed.
- Evaluate own performance to increase effectiveness as a Housing Case Manager.
- Use agency vehicles to provide transportation.
- Must be able to qualify and pass Utah Department of Human Services Case Management Certification within 60 days of being hired.
- Prefer a degree in social services and two years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Housing First philosophies and willingness to incorporate them in your daily work.
- Ability to uphold professional boundaries, confidentiality regulations, agency policies and procedures, and interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.
- Ability to utilize Trauma Informed practices to act and make sound decisions within the scope of position responsibilities as well as reach out for supervision for major situations.
- Willingness to accept supervision and direction.
- Ability to move around the facility and interact with clients for extended periods.
- Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a current driver’s license, have a good driving record and be insurable on the agency liability policy.
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
- Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.
Full-time benefits include:
Low cost medical coverage (SelectHealth), with a Health Savings Account ($300 quarterly employer contribution)
Low cost dental and vision coverage
$50,000 life insurance coverage
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Retirement plan with employer match
Submit resume on the career page of our web site: www.voaut.org/careers
Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.