Provide case management, advocacy, and support services to formerly homeless individuals who are participating in the Gage East supportive youth housing program (ages 15-22). Ensure program success by supporting individuals to create long-term goals, weekly goals, and objectives that lead to improved skills/education/income and movement to permanent housing. Provide information and referrals, home visits, community meetings/programs and advocacy for participants with community providers of services. Maintain appropriate record keeping and client records in accordance with federal, state and Center City Housing Corporation requirements. Work closely with Site Director, Case Management Coordinator, Case Managers, property manager, and other community agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Conduct preliminary screening for potential clients.
2. Schedule, attend, and perform intakes with potential participants eligible for Gage East Housing
3. Meet with new participants to review program rules, program expectations, and appropriate paperwork.
4. Provide direct services to a case load of individuals residing at Gage East.
5. Conduct weekly scheduled home visits/case management meetings with residents.
6. Provide case management, guidance and support to resident youths for impacts related to homelessness, domestic violence, and other adjustment difficulties of personal barriers.
7. Assess, model, monitor and refer life skills such as independent living, budgeting and home care, etc.
8. Assist clients in obtaining needed services such as employment, education, health care, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment and transportation, etc.
9. Advocate with various systems, including but not limited to the police, schools, and courts.
10. Write weekly progress notes and case summaries. Maintain up-to-date confidential, written files on participants.
11. Complete monthly service updates, evaluation tools and other required reporting documents.
12. Minimize vacancies and keep units occupied in a timely manner.
13. Work with other case managers to facilitate groups, organize and co-facilitate monthly community meetings and other educational and community-building activities
14. Attend weekly staff meetings.
15. Attend community agency meetings and assist the organization with building and maintaining its network of resources.
Bachelor’s degree in human service field preferably with two years experience in case management for homeless people/youths OR Associate Degree in human service field with three years experience in case management for homeless people/youths. This position requires a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. This person must pass and maintain Minnesota Background Study clearance.