The primary role of the Case Manager is to provide ongoing services and support in the community to homeless/formerly homeless veterans enrolled in the HUD VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Case Management Program presenting with complex treatment and housing needs. Core daily activities include outreach, service coordination, home visitation, and linkage to medical/behavioral health/substance abuse treatment/housing services/public benefits
All services are grounded in a Housing First philosophy and are designed to help enrolled veterans referred by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secure and maintain stable housing and prevent a return to homelessness.
LOCATION: Eureka, CA (Humboldt County)
REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager
Applicants must be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or a Licensed Professional Counselor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals, engages and provides case management services to high needs homeless/formerly homeless Veterans with active mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring medical conditions in the community and their homes.
Coordinates with our Housing Team; plays an active role in the home finding process.
Strong working knowledge of public and private social welfare programs/services; connects veterans to VA and community resources, makes appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies.
Accurately assesses psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family members toward formulating and implementing treatment plans.
Monitor Veterans ability to pay rent and other expenses, problem solving and intervening as necessary and appropriate.
Monitor Veterans ability to function independently and maintain wellness in the community.
Conducts psychosocial assessments and provides service coordination to a wide variety of individuals representing diverse, cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
Accompanies Veteran to medical and or other appointments in the community, as needed.
Ability to accurately and expediently document all services rendered in an electronic health record system; must have good computer proficiency.
Demonstrated strong professional writing skills required.
Participates in daily, weekly and ad-hoc team meetings, individual supervision sessions.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
This is a field-based position involving substantial time in the community inclusive of private homes, the shelter system, hospitals, and other public settings.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a Security/background investigation via NACI (National Agency Check with Written Inquiries) and a SAC (Special Agreement Check) which includes electronic fingerprinting and drug screening.
U.S. citizenship or legal resident status will be verified as part of this process. Each staff member must complete a credentialing process at the local VA medical center (i.e. Vet Pro).
This is a full-time position.
Benefits Offered: Health, Vision, Dental, Life.
Travel reimbursement for job-related duties
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Carlos L. Lopez & Associates is committed to a drug free workplace. This position will require a pre-employment drug test.
Minimum Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor with Master's degree from an academic institution accredited in Social Work and/or Psychology.
Experience working with Veterans, homeless populations, and/or people with active mental illness/co-occurring behavioral health and or substance abuse disorders preferred.
Prior case management experience working in clinical and or housing/supportive housing programs strongly preferred.
Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed.
Ability to travel independently throughout the community via mass transit and or car.