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Case Manager

Job Description
Organization: 
Senior Support Services
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Development | Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services | Other
Job Description: 

Since 1976, Senior Support Services has provided life-saving services including day shelter, meals, hygiene items, clothing, and connection to community and socialization. The Case Management team provides additional support in the form of acquisition of government benefits, connection to shelter and housing, emotional and behavioral support, and crisis intervention. We hold an important responsibility to provide person-first, empathic, and trauma-responsive care to all of our older adult members experiencing homelessness, the effects of poverty, incarceration, systemic and interpersonal racism and/or other forms of oppression, acute mental health and chronic medical concerns, and substance misuse. 

We are seeking a dynamic team-player to join our Case Management team. Work hours may vary depending on program requirements. Hours are typically scheduled around a 36-40 hour work week of Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm. During COVID-19 agency response procedures, hours have been shorted to 8:30am – 3pm, though hours vary to meet completion of duties and may change without notice. This is the perfect opportunity for MSW/LSWs moving toward LSCW licensure, however, no specific experience or education is required, so any compassionate, relationship-oriented person seeking a supportive, fulfilling, and flexible work environment should feel free to throw their hat in the ring!

Areas of Responsibility
  • Responds to client requests for assistance with immediate and long-term needs, including temporary and permanent shelter and housing, benefit acquisition, mental health and substance use resources, health and wellness, and community engagement.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to outside entities, including specialists and others, to provide additional appropriate supports, especially for the care of patients with complex or severe mental health, substance use or medical concerns.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients to outside community organizations and other entities to ensure client needs are met.
  • Engages in outreach to clients who do not regularly access services provided by the Case Management team.
  • Maintains timely and accurate records for each client.
  • Assists in special projects, events, and program development.
  • Advocates on behalf of all older adults and individuals experiencing homelessness for systemic change, wherever needed, in a professional manner.
  • Performs effectively within organization and interpersonally with co-workers.
  • Attends meetings and networks with a wide consortium of providers for the benefit of clients.
  • Meets formally with Director of Case Management regularly for ongoing supervision.

Most services are provided within the day center setting. At times, Case Managers may be asked to meet with, transport, and provide services to clients on the streets and other shelters and agencies. While COVID-19 agency procedures are activated, Case Managers will not be required to visit other agencies, meet with clients in their homes, or transport clients.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related mental health field or equivalent experience in homeless and/or human services. Case managers receive on-site, weekly clinical supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • A minimum of two years experience working directly with individuals who experience poverty, trauma, and/or challenges related to mental health or substance use preferred
  • Commitment to providing high quality services to individuals in a manner which is low-barrier, compassionate, and strengths-based
  • Excellent communication and ability to form strong, collaborative rapport with individuals from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision and to carry out assignments with limited direction.
  • Capacity to work in fast-paced, and at times, unpredictable environment.
  • Ability to apply appropriate self-care in the face of often difficult and/or traumatic situations which commonly present while working with persons seeking services at SSS.
  • Moderate computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Current driver’s license and ability to provide proof of insurance - preferred.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

Annual salary ranges from $40,000-$44,000 depending on experience/qualifications. 

Benefits: 

Employer covered health insurance, sick leave, vacation, as well as paid holidays. On-site, weekly clinical supervision available for MSW/LSWs seeking licensure towards an LCSW credential.

How To Apply

Send a letter of interest and resume directly to Nanae Ito, LCSW, Director of Case Management, at n.ito@seniorsupportservices.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and position will be remain open until filled.

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