Case Manager North County Care Coordination

Newberry · San Jose, California
Department Newberry
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $28.35/Hour

POSITION:                                                       Case Manager

PROGRAM/LOCATION:                               Santa Clara County

SUPERVISOR:                                                  Program Manager

JOB TYPE:                                                        Full Time, Non-Exempt

COMPENSATION:                                          $28.35/Hour

 

 

HomeFirst Services takes pride in its safety values, wellness of our team, and respect for everyone we serve. Due to this commitment, HomeFirst Services is mandating that all employees be vaccinated or render a religious or medical exemption effective September 13, 2021.




PROGRAM SUMMARY:


The goal of HomeFirst’s North County Care Coordination Project is to provide permanent housing stability and maintenance for chronic homeless individuals and families in the Northern part of Santa Clara County, California. The agency’s North County Care Coordination Project will achieve this goal by providing participants with comprehensive supportive services to help them maintain or attain permanent housing. Intensive, individualized, and therapeutic case management services are coupled with linkage to a network of community resources- psychiatric, medical, and otherwise, to assist clients in averting homelessness, maintaining housing, and increasing self-sufficiency.  The North County Care Coordination Project is Medi-Cal certified and provides therapeutic services to program participants.    



DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:


Direct Services (70%)

  • Maintain a caseload providing case management and other direct services to all individuals
  • Provide community-based case management services to individuals
  • Work with other team members as applicable to communicate interventions with the client and to link them to additional services
  • Collaborate with community partners regarding support services for clients
  • Participate in property management meetings to collaborate with property management on client issues and needs
  • Utilize supervision appropriately, maintain open lines of communication, and provide updates on individuals
  • Properly report any suspected cases of abuse
  • Conduct intakes for individuals, including administering the Service Prioritization and Decision Assessment Tool (SPDAT)
  • Work with individuals to develop and implement an individual case management action plan, and provide support to help them achieve their goals.
  • Meet regularly with program participants at a frequency determined by the client's needs
  • Provide appropriate referrals to other community services
  • Assist clients with transportation needs to critical appointments, using a company vehicle


Documentation (20%)

  • Maintain thorough, accurate records of case management activities with every program participant in HMIS and/or medical documentation as required by grant contracts and internal compliance.
  • Document all case management activity and progress notes in HMIS within three business days, and maintain all other case file paperwork and documentation
  • Complete and submit incident reports and behavior contracts as needed
  • Conduct ongoing re-assessment of client needs and document in HMIS


General (10%)

  • Attend all meetings and training relevant to this position
  • Assist with other duties assigned
  • Know and implement agency and program policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional relations and conduct


QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in the human services field preferred
  • Bachelor's degree may be substituted by two years of case management experience


Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in developing relationships with community partners and outside agencies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and be flexible with priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain priorities and meet established deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Ability to present oneself and the agency professionally to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and can set and meet individual goals
  • Ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of the homeless population or formerly homeless population
  • Enjoy providing hands-on instruction in basic living and financial skills


Other

  • Valid CA driver's license and auto insurance
  • Reliable personal vehicle
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. on occasion


Benefits of joining the HomeFirst team

 

  • Professional growth opportunities within the organization
  • 100% medical coverage for employees with an opportunity to add dependents at a shared cost
  • 401k match up to 4%
  • 11 observed Holidays
  • Generous PTO accrual begins with 120 hours annually and increases with tenure
  • 4 hours of Community Engagement are provided annually
  • Access to our Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • Pet Insurance options are available


About HomeFirst Services:

Established in 1980, with 40+ years of experience, we are the premier Silicon Valley provider of homelessness services.  We believe that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We relentlessly focus on eliminating barriers to housing and creating stability for everyone we serve.

 

HomeFirst Services serves more than 6,000 adults, veterans, families, and young adults each year at multiple locations from Gilroy to Menlo Park – all of Santa Clara County as well as southern San Mateo County. 

 

Services include:

  • Homelessness prevention
  • Emergency and cold-weather shelters
  • Comprehensive Veterans’ Services
  • Rapid Rehousing programs
  • Bridge Housing Communities
  • Emergency Interim Housing
  • Affordable permanent housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Street-based outreach


HomeFirst Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. Additionally, HomeFirst Services participates in the E-Verify program, as required by law.

HomeFirst Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.


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  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Department
    Newberry
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $28.35/Hour