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1736 Family Crisis Center: Case Manager, Housing Specialist

1736 Family Crisis Center

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 18, 2022.

1736 Family Crisis Center offers crisis intervention services, including four 24 hour hotlines, as well as longer-term services in client advocacy and outpatient psychotherapy.

The residential counseling and support services include shelter programs for (1) runaway and homeless adolescents, (2) domestic violence and human trafficking victims and their children (emergency and transitional programs (3) Homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services for the general population and Veterans and their families.

Community outreach programs are provided to educate the public and prevent mental-health problems in the general population and in targeted groups to at-risk populations.SummaryThe Case Manager/Housing Specialist in the SSVF Shallow Subsidy Program (SS) works directly with veterans and their families by helping to outreach to the community to develop resources for clients and developing goal plans to meet the veterans housing needs in an effort to support housing stabilization while households works to increase their income to become self-sustaining.

They further provide crisis intervention and resource referrals as needed.

Maintains computerized case management and hard copy files and is responsible for special projects as assigned.Responsibilities:Assess new household referrals for appropriate program need and potential placementAssess program qualification criteria of client and aid in qualifying or referring to outside resourcesDevelop individualized goal plans and monitors progress in achieving goalsAssist veterans in goal planning of housing sustainability including job training, education, money management, and income and/or benefits attainment as neededProvide ongoing support, crisis intervention and housing stability support and resource referrals as neededMaintain consistent payment, of rental subsidy, with SSVF management and accounting while assuring unit is still occupied to ensure proper use of financial subsidy paymentsCoordinate housing, medical, legal, dental and/or psychological services as/if neededWork consultatively with other staff to evaluate, ensure appropriate referral eligibility and need for programKeep client files current through the computerized care management system and maintain ongoing files both on computer and hard copiesConduct home visits to support client in housing stabilization to verify housing continuancePerform outreach to landlords and property management companies to locate available units if needed for current clientsParticipate in conferences, workshops, special projects, staff meetings, and other duties as assignedQualifications:B.A.

preferred, but not necessaryKnowledgeable of substance abuse issues, therapeutic interventions, and treatment planning, particularly as relevant to Therapeutic CommunitiesSome knowledge of affordable housing programs such Section 8 housing, VASH voucher and Shelter Plus Care programsWorking knowledge of community resources as they relate to homelessness and veteransStrong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

Non-profit experience preferred.Excellent computer and data entry skills; adept at use of variouscomputer programs (Microsoft Office and/or other computer programs)Well-organized, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, good team player.Culturally competent, with excellent cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work with economically, culturally and linguistically diverse clientele.Experience and knowledge in working with a multidisciplinary treatment teamMust be detail oriented, flexible, and self-motivatedExceptional phone etiquetteThree (3) years of work experience is preferredEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:1736 Family Crisis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.