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Housing Case Manager

Job Description
Organization: 
Almost Home, Inc.
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

The Housing Case Manager provides case management and essential services to individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Adams County and Southern Weld County. The Housing Case Manager will provide individualized client support by helping each client develop a personalized service plan to address any barriers to obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The Housing Case Manager will also perform community outreach to business owners, realtors, landlords, housing developers and other service providers to build strong relationships and identify new and existing opportunities to better assist clients in accessing resources, employment, supportive services, and housing opportunities in Adams County. The Housing Case Manager assists tenants in the assessment and resolution of potential evictions and provides emergency assistance in the form of rental and/or utility financial assistance to prevent homelessness or resolve the housing crisis. The Housing Case Manager is responsible for developing housing stabilization plans with clients to help meet Almost Home’s overall mission to promote self-sufficiency and provide assistance to those experiencing housing instability.

Areas of Responsibility

Specific Duties include:

  • Responsible for assessing the needs of clients experiencing challenges related to housing insecurity and linking them with internal and external resources in the community;
  • Establish individualized case management plans with households most at-risk for entering the homeless system, and provide those households with supportive services to stabilize their housing. Supportive services include, but are not limited to advocacy with landlords to deter evictions, identifying new appropriate housing placements, and direct emergency assistance in the form of rental and/or utility financial assistance;
  • Assist households to establish eligibility for subsidized housing;
  • Provide self-sufficiency workshops for clients;
  • Provide ongoing short term case management to households following housing stabilization to ensure success;
  • Provide referrals to any needed services including health, mental health, benefits, education and/or vocational training;
  • Serve as an advocate or liaison for household with landlord and/or other community organizations;
  • Client data entry as required to meet contractual obligations. Data entry into the state HMIS data management system.
  • Ensure timely and effective flow of communication between internal departments to ensure the delivery of quality services to the client;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or comparable combination of education/work related experience required;
  • 2. Experience in a social services setting with working knowledge of case management systems and planning techniques;
  • 3. Experience working with homeless individuals and families required;
  • 4. Must be proficient in the following computer applications--Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • 5. Experience with data entry and client documentation. HMIS experience preferred;
  • 6. Must have own transportation to conduct job related travel.
  • 7. Bilingual preferred;
  • 8. Passion for ending homelessness.
  • 9. The ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude and a display of unconditional positive regard when working with persons experiencing homelessness.
  • 10. Knowledge of and familiarity with Trauma Informed, Harm Reduction and Housing First models of service delivery.
  • 11. Ability to network and build relationships; locate and develop housing resource contacts.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

Salary Range: $19.55 per hour

Position Type: Full Time, non-exempt

Job Location: Brighton, Almost Home, Inc. main office.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

BENEFITS

  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Vacation Policy
  • Paid personal and sick time
  • 403b Retirement Plan with 3% employer match
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability
How To Apply

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Almost Home, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Almost Home, Inc. values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and mission need.

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should email two (2) documents: A cover letter, and resume to Ashley Dunn, Executive Director ashley@almosthomeonline.org 

This job posting ends on November 20, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please no phone calls.

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