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Case Manager - Youth Transitions Project

Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 11, 2021

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Case Manager - Youth Transitions Project
Denver, CO The Case Manager in the Youth Transitions Project (YTP) is directly responsible for the service provision and housing assistance for the participants in YTP. This program serves youth 18 - 25 and youth head of households 18- 25 in a rapid re-housing model who are literally homeless. Service modalities include Housing First, Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing and Critical Time Intervention. This position will work in conjunction with the Youth team at Bannock Youth & Family Center. Job duties include conducting needs-based assessments, community outreach, providing case management services, assisting with housing navigation, supporting housing retention, connection to income resources and/or public benefits, determining rental assistance, landlord recruitment/mediation, attending meetings/trainings within the community, collaborating care with service providers and multi-disciplinary teams and accompanying participants on appointments as needed. Requires use of personal vehicle for securing and maintaining housing for the participants enrolled in the program. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-- --- Ensures that the youth's voice is heard, and youth's ideas play a prominent role in programming. --- Responsible for possessing an in-depth knowledge regarding program requirements, including the referral process, support services, allowable costs, field-relevant best practices, utilization of the coordinated entry system and HUD permanent housing: rapid re-housing standards.-- --- Provides intensive case management for the acute youth population; ensures youth receive regular engagement in services. --- Responsible for collecting necessary documents to obtain and maintain housing; identification documents, income changes, changes in household, etc. --- Responsible for identifying and serving the unique needs of participant households participating in Volunteers of America programs and utilizing screening and assessment tools and ensuring the completion of needs-based screenings. --- Develops specialized knowledge related to service delivery database systems within the organization. Attends intakes, housing orientations, lease-ups and ongoing educational opportunities for participants in YTP Programs. Ensures timely reporting within data entry systems and hard copy files in accordance with grant guidelines. --- Assists with community-wide outreach to identify eligible participant households presenting with substantial barriers to housing stability. Utilizes the OneHome system as required by funding sources. Assist clients in their search for housing; filling out rental applications, interpreting leases and understanding tenant rights and responsibilities.-- --- The Case Manager facilitates the delivery of appropriate services for youth participant households as indicated by relevant service modalities through an equity lens. --- Demonstrates knowledge of youth-specific resources, a passion for serving the youth population and people experiencing homelessness, and the ability to contribute to the program-wide objectives of a diverse and dynamic team. --- Provides housing navigation and processes referrals as needed and during vacancies to participating households. Assists in conducting needs based assessments if needed in the community. --- Develops, directs and monitors the implementation of quality Housing First/CTI-based supportive services tied to housing stability. Coordinates with the entire team to deliver services most appropriate to meet the needs of presenting households. Assists in relocating youth as needed and securing emergency housing.-- --- Supports team members by serving as a resource for analyzing and solving problems and staying abreast of current issues and theories within the field. Provides tenant/landlord mediation in coordination with YTP team and responds to landlord requests within two business days. --- Attends orientations, trainings, education programs, staff meetings, community meetings, conferences and workshops as requested and applicable to meet the needs of the position. May provide training and mentorship to team members and community stakeholders regarding best practices in relevant service models and practices.-- --- Clearly documents all client interactions along with required eligibility and demographic information. Obtains and maintains literal homelessness documentation. --- Performs duties in a professional manner by maintaining the confidentially of all information and by participating effectively within and across teams.-- --- Performs job responsibilities in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics. --- Performs all other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES --- Models core culture attributes of VOACO that include "AIRS" (Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service). --- Models and VOACO's three critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart). --- Utilization of various databases including Homeless Management Information System and Service Point. --- Ensures equitable and inclusive services. --- Ensures that participant(s) has an active voice in programming. Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION --- Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or a closely related field or related experience. --- At minimum, one full year of working with the homeless population.-- --- Colorado driver's license and state-mandated automobile insurance. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION --- Familiarity with current housing market information, housing trends and available resources.-- --- Experience working with literally homeless population; youth and youth headed households.-- --- Crises intervention skills. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS --- Expert written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.-- --- High level of competency working with Microsoft Office suite and cloud-based applications. --- Strong time-management and prioritization skills. --- Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.-- WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be willing to use vehicle for service provision throughout a seven county area. Works in close proximity to others staff residing at Bannock Youth & Family Center.-- POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK Full time 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. Some evenings and weekends required.-- LOCATION-- 455 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204 Salary: $18.77 per hour Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status Paid Holidays Paid Time Off Volunteer/Wellness Day Tuition Assistance Pension and 403b Retirement Plan Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment) Short Term & Long Term Disability Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program

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