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Case Manager- BHC

BHC site – San Jose, California
Department BHC site
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

POSITION:                                                Case Manager

PROGRAM/LOCATION:                           Bridge Housing Communities (BHC)/San Jose, CA

SUPERVISOR:                                          Program Coordinator

STATUS:                                                   Full-time, Non-exempt

 

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The Bridge Housing Communities (BHC) program will provide interim housing opportunities to unhoused adults in a safe, private, and secure environment. Program participants will be empowered to build stability and self-sufficiency while bridging from homelessness to permanent housing.  Two BHC sites will operate in San Jose, each consisting of 40 single adult sleeping cabins and community space that will include a common shower, restrooms, kitchen, working space, pet area, storage and vehicle parking. Each site will offer a variety of supportive services, community engagement and direct contributions to help each participant achieve stable housing. Sites will be fully staffed and operate seven days per week, 24 hours per day with on-site security services.

All BHC-referred individuals will have an assigned external Rapid Rehousing Case Manager and/or Housing Specialist to assist with transitioning from BHC to permanent housing.  

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Services (70%)

>Welcome agency guests into the facility, including program participants, volunteers and staff

>Maintain a caseload providing case management and other direct service to all residents

>Work with program participants to develop and implement an individual case management plan and provide support to help them achieve their goals

>Provide community-based case management services to program participants

>Collaborate with community partners regarding support services for residents

>Collaborate with Resident Advocates and external Rapid Rehousing Case Manager/Housing Specialist to ensure comprehensive services are provided to residents

>Partner with external Rapid Rehousing Case Manager/Housing Specialist to support client in reaching identified housing goal

>Conduct client intake, including SPDAT and needs assessment  

>Conduct resident orientations with client and Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

>Communicate any client challenges and success with Rapid Rehousing Case Manager/Housing Specialist  

>Utilize supervision appropriately, maintaining open lines of communication and provide updates on intake activity

>Maintain thorough, accurate records of case management activities with every program participant, as required by grant contracts and internal compliance

>Provide support services that employ a Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model and Strength Based approach

>Monitor participant’s activities to ensure that they are compliant with program requirements

>Participate in Case Conferencing to support client in reaching personal and housing goals

>Transition resident to the next appropriate level of care 

>Know and implement agency and program policies and procedures

>Properly report any suspected cases of abuse

>Maintain professional relations and conduct

>Meet regularly with program participants at a frequency determined by the clients’ needs

 

Documentation (20%)

   Document, via progress notes in HMIS, all case management activity within 3 business days and maintain all other case file paperwork and documentation

•  Participate in ongoing analysis of and program alignment with industry best practices

   Proactively and consistently improve the quality and effectiveness of program services

   Complete and submit incident reports, behavioral contracts, and gross violations as needed

   Conduct ongoing re-assessments of the residents’ needs and status and document assessment in HMIS

 

General (10%)

   Attend all meetings relevant to the position

   Assist with office-related tasks as needed

   Assist with other duties as assigned

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

   Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related human services field and relevant experience in non-profit agencies (Bachelor's degree may be substituted by 2 years of case management experience)

   Case management experience

   Experience in developing relationships with community partners and outside agencies

 

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

   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

   Strong written and oral communication skills

   Ability to present oneself and the agency professionally to internal and external audiences

   Ability to work as a member of a team

   Able to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds

   Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of the homeless

• Able to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Other

   Preference for extensive field work over office-based work

 ·  Valid CA driver license and auto insurance

 ·  Reliable personal vehicle

 ·  Able to lift up to 30 lbs. on occasion

 

 

ABOUT THE AGENCY:

We serve more than 4,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at eight locations, including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. In more than 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.

Home First is an equal opportunity 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.

 

 

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  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Department
    BHC site
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOE
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