Jovenes, Inc. Los Angeles (Downtown), California
Aug 08, 2018Full time
Job Description JOB TITLE: Homeless TAY Family Re-Unification Case Manager The goal of Youth Family Reconnection Program ("Family Reconnection") is to assist Transition Age Youth (TAY) with reconnecting with family and/or building/strengthening positive & healthy relationships with adults. The position will work closely with a therapist to help client and family members overcome obstacle and challenges that may prevent client from staying with family members. The service plan will focus on building healthy relationships, strengthening adult connections, reunification with family, Case Management & Supportive Services, as well as employ a Trauma Informed Care, Housing First and Harm Reduction approach. This program is part of Jovenes' Regional Coordination for Service Planning Area and serve communities East and South- East of Los Angeles County. The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Responsibilities: Supportive Services · Conduct screening interviews, complete intake documentation and coordinate move in and exit of all program participants. · Provide case management and family re-unification services designed to assist clients obtain housing stability. · Perform initial comprehensive case management assessment and develop a plan of intervention that addresses need for housing, services, crisis intervention, and continuity of care planning and coordination. · Manage financial support for the client. · Provide onsite case management services in the areas of independent living skills, employment linkage, benefits establishment, and other services as needed to assist in reaching case plan and treatment plan goals. · Respond to referrals and client's request for case management assessment and intervention within required response time. · Encourage and promote an environment that is strength based to assist clients in meeting their individual goals. · Coordinate services with therapist. · Develop an aftercare support plan. Contract Management · Achieve knowledge of the contracts and grants working under. · Maintain client related data tracking systems, including case notes and complete HMIS entries. · Prepare case-related reports including outcomes, successes and challenges. · Generate client data for monthly reporting. · Maintain complete and accurate documentation of service objectives and outcomes as well as other services in accordance with federal, state, county and PATH guidelines · Complete follow-up and retention services, and provide back-up documentation in client file. Outreach and Relationship Management · Outreach to community, business owners, realtors, landlords, housing developers and other service providers to identify new and existing opportunities and build strong relationships to better assist clients in accessing resources, employment, supportive services, and housing opportunities. · Respond to community requests for street outreach intervention. · Mediate disputes between homeless persons and neighborhood residents. · Attend collaborative meetings. · Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community meetings. · Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings. · Other duties as assigned Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (15lbs), and lifting (15lbs). Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Perform some repetitive motion activities. Operates a computer keyboard, adding machine; firm/strong grasping required. Makes and receives telephone calls. Daily use of general office equipment copier, fax machine, phones, etc. Work Environment You may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client's use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. Education, Experience, Certificates & Training Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or similar or 4 years of experience in a relevant mental health setting; Experience working with transitional age youth, individual with mental disabilities, low income families. Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele & staff Valid California driver's license and personal vehicle insurance. Salary history will be taken into consideration. This is a full time position. Health, dental and life insurance provided. Must have your own car. Must be willing to use your car for work related travel. Mileage reimbursement provided. Please email your resume and cover letter to: . No phone call please. Company Description Jovenes is a place of personal transformation for homeless youth. Our mission is to help homeless youth and at-risk families become productive and integrated members of the community. We provide emergency and permanent housing options and other community based services that create opportunities for them to lead productive lives. We operate in Los Angeles and community East and South East of Los Angeles County.