25 days old

Case Manager - Family Life/Emergency Intake Coach

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Job Code
    120802619


THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION


General Purpose

To further the spiritual and religious mission of the Catholic Church's call to minister to the poor and vulnerable, the Family Life Coach provides voluntary comprehensive, coordinated case management services to families experiencing instability. The Life Coach will offer education and support services to parents, using strength-based practices. Responsibilities include conducting intake and initial/follow-up assessments; working cooperatively with other agencies to link families to financial services and community resources that meet the parents' expressed needs; and providing direct services and accurate data entry to track and record contacts. Ability to work with immigrant populations and assist with both English and Spanish-speaking clients. Flexible schedule required as this position will work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. In addition, this position will screen for emergency services support and provide referrals and support to homelessness prevention efforts and the Family Mentor Alliance (FMA) program when appropriate.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conduct intake screenings and assessments for families who are seeking homeless prevention supports in order to maintain their current housing situation.
  • Provide emergency case management efforts to include intake, initial needs assessments, and financial assistance funds for eligible clients as assigned by the Family Connections Director. Work in conjunction with VISTA to support childcare voucher program as needed.
  • Engage and interview families for program enrollment and provide needs assessment using the CFSA 2.0, offer case management services, and follow-up contacts to assess goal attainment and need for further referrals. Manage a case load of 8 - 12 families dependent upon program enrollment, with the understanding that program status can change frequently due to variables such as program length and level of engagement.
  • Follow-up contacts to assess goal attainment and need for further referrals and providing resources that may not be available in the community such as financial planning, parenting skills and communication skills.
  • Develop effective case plans for families regarding parenting skills, family barriers and challenges, economic stressors, parent/child relationships and/or community connectedness. Work toward keeping children safe in their home and the community. Participate in ongoing trainings and be responsible for following Quality Standards for Family Strengthening & Support and Trauma-Informed Care.
  • Provide advocacy to entities involved with families, based on family needs, including but not limited to welfare and public benefit agencies, landlords, and educational entities.
  • Maintain accurate reports and databases of client demographics and services provided for clients.
  • Liaison between internal programs and strategic partner agencies, soliciting their support to obtain/make appropriate referrals to families needing services.
  • Collect, manage and report on all data related to clients served including relevant data entry systems and maintain thorough, accurate, and reliable program statistics and reports.
  • Continuing education is required to enhance the effectiveness of the programs. Participate in available trainings and remain current on homelessness, poverty and related issues.

Education/Experience - Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or related field.
  • Two years of full-time experience working with direct client/family interaction.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good computer skills, including word processing and ability and to learn databases.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics, systems theory, domestic violence, and social work theory/practice.
  • Ability to engage, foster, and maintain effective working relationships with broad variety of families.
  • Knowledgeable and understanding of Trauma Informed Care principles/practices and Motivational Interviewing, and/or will take initiative toward self-directed learning of these.
  • Knowledge of child development and strength-based family support practices and ability to use these practices when working with families and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of social issues such as poverty, gender bias, domestic violence, alcohol and other drug abuse, child maltreatment prevention, cultural diversity, etc.
  • Knowledge of community resources and systems.

Work Environment

  • A majority of the assigned duties are performed in an office environment.
  • The employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of this position.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

Compensation

$32,272 - $34,000 DOE

Full Time (40 hrs/wk)

FLSA Classification

Nonexempt



  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), problem solving, listening, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to form and maintain positive work relationships.
  • Work ethic that exemplifies enthusiasm, teamwork, and self-motivation.
  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills with flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply culturally appropriate skills in interactions with clients, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and other community members.
  • Demonstrated self-starter and ability to work independently, efficiently, effectively, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the established structure of Catholic Charities, a Family Development approach strengthening families and building support systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to developing community members' potential, prosperity and protection with demonstrated understanding of cultural awareness.
  • Fingerprint and background clearance required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required to accommodate meetings and special events.



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Posted: 2020-06-11 Expires: 2020-07-12

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