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The Salvation Army Case Manager in Seattle, Washington

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THE SALVATION ARMY

Case Manager

Join a team where you can offer compassion, dignity, and sustainable opportunities for people in need in your local community!

Use your administrative, leadership, and social services skills as a Site Supervisor!

The Salvation Army is seeking a Case Manager to help those in need for King County Services. This will include providing trauma informed, housing focused case management, and general and intensive social services for persons self-identifying as male, often with co-occurring disorders, who are experiencing homelessness which includes: all or part of a comprehensive housing readiness assessment (HRA), individualized service plan (ISP) and service-intensive case management intended to assist the individual towards self-sufficiency.

The Salvation Army is an inspiring place to work. With offices in every major US city and over 120 countries around the globe, it’s a place where people can invest in people on every level. In the Northwest region of the US, we serve people with food to shelter opportunities and almost everything in between. We are committed to being an efficient and effective network of local offices that make up a huge western region team. In other words, we’re committed to being big and small at the same time. That makes us a seriously great place to work. As one of the most impactful social service organizations in the world, we hire people who constantly seek new ways to keep us moving forward. We welcome you on finding your place to offer opportunities for people in need!

The Case Manager will work closely with both employees and clients. Whether engaging clients using strength-based and client-centered methodologies or personal, direct services in unusually complex situations or as required by unique circumstances this position will receive daily support from the Client Services Program Manager.

This position is full-time and non-exempt and located in Seattle, Washington.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide comprehensive case management that includes, but not limited to: screening and assessing clients; creating, implementing and monitoring individual service plans; crisis intervention; connecting clients to health, mental health, employment, housing and other community resources. Provide case management for clients with varying degrees of vocational, social, cultural, and/or medical impairments hindering economic independence. Case management services to include crisis intervention is provided to individuals in a goal directed, task centered, and time limited manner. Provide information regarding services and provide transportation as needed to people seeking services.

  • Continually monitor and evaluate each client’s progression through their case management plan, and develop corrective action revisions to the plan as needed;

  • Assist clients with application for Social Security or any State Assistance. SOAR training required and or ability to complete training within 6 months of employment.

  • Foster a professional and welcoming environment in all interactions with clients, guest, vendors and colleagues, regardless of differing identities, backgrounds, beliefs and choices;

  • Participates in trainings as assigned and coordinates in house trainings for staff based on trainings.

  • Develops and maintains team effort by modeling appropriate team behavior and utilizing opportunities to promote team building.

  • Serves as mentor to fellow staff members (CMAs), be available for consultation on client cases as needed, and report pertinent information to Program Manager. Provides support for complex cases. Work in tandem with other case managers to assist clients in reaching their case plan goals.

  • Participates in unit staff meetings and in case management meetings and provide case summaries and client status information.

  • Adhere to strict boundaries and professional ethics in the care of others.

  • Monitor adherence to program rights, responsibilities and policies.

  • Along with the Program Manager and other CMs, co-facilitate monthly VTP and TLP house meetings.

  • Along with the Program Manager, cover shifts if necessary.

  • Assists with scheduling and performing periodic review of case files, case notes, and other pertinent information for quality assurance, and compliance with funding contract requirements.

  • Assists the Program Manager in tracking and assigning of clients to case managers.

  • Actively participates in spending down appropriate funds for programs; works with Program Manager and Business Manager to stay within budgets limits and spending needs.

  • Assists the Program Manager with the development of case management standards, guidelines and paperwork to assure high quality care management to program participants

  • Assist individuals in developing an aftercare Housing Stability Plan and identifying the steps required to accomplish goals to move the person from homeless to self-sufficiency. Successfully exits clients from program using progressive engagement strategies.

  • Maintain weekly contact with caseload for the first 30 (thirty) days of program participation. Then, meet at lease semi-monthly, or as needed, with individuals to monitor goals and update case plan.

  • Keep accurate and timely case management and staffing notes and organized and confidential records. Ability to input client case records in WellSky and HMIS or other required database systems with basic training. Ensures that case records, social services system (WellSky and HMIS) and required forms and reports are maintained in the prescribed format

  • Complete the following training: The Salvation Army Driver Training, The Salvation Army’s Protecting the Mission Training, The Salvation Army Pathway of Hope Training, HIPPA Compliance Training, Clarity (HMIS) and WellSky databases.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of training for all intake, assessment, case management and direct care staff on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.

  • Complete comprehensive, ongoing training to assist in guiding staff on identifying and addressing basic health issues that affect LGBT clients. Development of a comprehensive resource list for appropriate referrals for LGBT physical health and mental health concerns. Outreach to and development of relationships with other agencies and providers with expertise in LGBT health care.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Minimum: Bachelors Degree. Social Work or Human Services preferred or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrates experience in 3 or more of the following fields: Human services, Veteran’s services, case management, housing navigation, community building and knowledge of resources available for persons experiencing homelessness that may have co-morbidities.

  • Experience working with persons experiencing homelessness in shelter / residential programs preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Broad and up to date knowledge of community-based resources (e.g. low-income/supportive housing, employment placement services, Social Security/medical benefits, access to medical, mental health & dental services, etc.) for both the civilian and Veteran populations. Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with community-based organizations that serve persons experiencing homelessness as well as organizations that serve the Veteran population.

  • Ability to engage with diverse populations in a respectful and culturally responsive manner by demonstrating a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion and expressions of personal identity.

  • Working knowledge of de-escalation techniques in conjunction with trauma-informed care practices. Also trained and skilled in motivational interviewing techniques for exploring readiness to change.

  • Understanding and willingness to fully comply with mandatory reporting requirements and laws pertaining to vulnerable adults.

  • Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication (Spelling―90% Grammar―85%).

  • Team player

  • Detail oriented

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.

  • Strong commitment to HIPAA practices around keeping client information confidential.

  • Possesses a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and has the ability to pass The Salvation Army driver requirements.

  • Complete the Bloodborne Pathogen training and possess current CPR/First Aid/Narcan/Naloxone certification or be able to obtain it within the first 90 days of employment

  • Knowledge of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and WellSky database preferred.

Software Related Skills:

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel required

  • Microsoft PowerPoint, helpful

  • Working knowledge of integrated database applications such as HMIS and ability to use new software programs with basic training.

  • Ability to use copier/scanner/fax required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate telephone

  • Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer

  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

  • Ability to access and produce information from a computer

  • Ability to interpret and understand written instruction

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better in Social Work

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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