Case Manager Encampments

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Case Manager –

Myers Way

South Seattle

DATE POSTED:         February 6, 2018

REPORTS TO:         Area Manager

PAY RANGE:              $36,988 – 46,235  (fulltime annual)

HOURS:                 Full time, 40 hours/week

BENEFITS:             Medical, dental, vision, life/disability, retirement, vacation & sick leave

POSITION TYPE:    Non-exempt position

 

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops and operates housing for people who are low-income and/or homeless, provides technical assistance to communities and other non-profits, and advocates for housing justice.

 

LIHI owns and operates apartment buildings for low-income families, couples and individuals. The Case Manager is responsible for providing case management to homeless families, couples, and individuals living in homeless encampments or tent cities. The position will develop individual plans to transition people out of homelessness and into stable housing; establish relationships with multiple community agencies for supportive services; assist people with employment, education access, income support, and public benefits; crises intervention; and provide resources and referrals as needed.

The Myers Way encampment is a low barrier site located in south Seattle. The encampment will take referrals only from local Police Departments, SDOT, City employees, and other outreach program agencies.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Information and Referral/Case Management

  • Build effective relationships with tenants.
  • Become knowledgeable of information and referral resources. Provide information and referral to residents, including through distribution of written material.
  • Formally and informally assess tenants as to current level of social service needs.
  • Case management and service planning for families transitioning from homelessness, including goal setting tracking of performance and achievement.
  • Offer case management for selected residents, either referred by building management as at risk of eviction, or self-identified.
  • Make referrals or initiate services to address mental health and substance abuse issues where possible.
  • Coordinate with local agencies to provide services that meet the needs of LIHI residents.
  • Work collaboratively with building management and Supportive Services team to increase stability and retention of tenants in LIHI housing.

 

Community Building

  • Coordinate with agencies and volunteers to provide on-and off-site activities for residents, particularly youth.
  • Initiate and encourage resident involvement in community-building activities, such as community meals, holiday celebrations and support groups.
  • Produce written materials, including community newsletters.
  • Contribute to the development of a community that values cultural diversity.


Administrative

  • Participate in staff meetings and planning sessions.
  • Report regularly to Supportive Services Manager on programmatic issues.
  • Keep daily records of activities and contacts with tenants/agencies and case management records.
  • Complete other records and reports appropriate to the position as directed by the Supportive Services Director.

 

Other

  • Participate in public policy advocacy efforts including recruiting residents to attend public meetings and testify at hearings.
  • Participate in fundraising for Supportive Services by providing information and feedback for grant applications; and helping establish community contacts.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, from an accredited institution.
  • At least two years experience working with homeless or low-income families with children, including persons with physical or mental disabilities, substance abuse problems, immigrants, and refugees.
  • Knowledge of local resources for homeless and low-income people.
  • Ability to work well with community agencies and resources.
  • Commitment to social change through the empowerment of low-income people.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Current Washington State driver’s license.
  • Computer experience.
  • Must pass criminal background checks and drug screening test.

 

This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

 

If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. Application forms can be used as a substitute for a cover letter and resume, but are not required during the first step of the application process.  Applications are available on the LIHI website at www.lihi.org , may be obtained in person at the office, or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935 ext 0.  All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:

 

The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: Human Resources Manager

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851

Or e-mail to: HR@lihi.org

 

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  LIHI participates in the E-Verify program.

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