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Case Manager – Rapid Rehousing

Posted on November 24, 2021
OPEIU Local 8
YouthCare
Full-time
22.75
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life and disability insurance
Apply by December 31, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Program Manager 3 of Community Based Housing, the Case Manager is responsible for intensive case management for young people, ages 18-25, who are referred to and participate in YouthCare’s Home of Hope Bridge Rapid Rehousing Program. Participants will be housed at the Home of Hope crisis Housing and in their own apartments or rental rooms throughout King County. The Case Manager will support young people, in addition to working with the Housing Coordinator to aid in cultivating and supporting landlord relationships. This position requires a high degree of flexibility in responding to emergent needs of young people in crisis as well as good organizational and documentation skills.

The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will be based out of a YouthCare program site and will be expected to travel throughout King County to meet young people where they are. Additionally, the Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager will be required to occasionally attend meetings at other YouthCare programs/facilities to publicize the HOH-Bridge Rapid Re-Housing Program and to recruit potential new participants.

**Covid vaccinations are mandated at Youthcare. Youthcare will reasonably accommodate those individuals with medical conditions and/or religious beliefs that prevent them from obtaining the vaccine.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain an active caseload of clients transitioning from HOH-Bridge to scattered site housing locations. Engage participants through strengths-based and harm reduction approaches to provide a high quality of care that is flexible and responsive to each person’s unique needs and preferences.
  • Provide at least 20 hours of direct client case management per week, including one-on-one counseling and transportation/assistance to appropriate outside resources (such as DSHS, medical/dental appointments, etc.).
  • Assess each participant’s need for services, and develop and document service plans with participants that include linkages with family, other YouthCare components or external providers as appropriate. Work with client and internal and external staff to ensure follow-through.  Link young people to opportunities that allow them to obtain housing, gain skills & income, and maintain housing.
  • Assist households in identifying appropriate location of housing.
  • Assist households in identifying housing unit needs.
  • Assist households during housing application process.
  • Help coordinate household move into unit.
  • Communicate with landlords around move-in procedures for households.
  • Ongoing communication with landlords while household is living in the unit.
  • Help households understand rights and obligations as tenants.
  • Collaborate in the development of career resources and job search assistance for participants in order to increase financial independence and sustainability.
  • Provide crisis intervention and crisis counseling to program participants as needed.
  • Work with the Housing Coordinator and collaboratively with landlords to recruit new units, to troubleshoot issues with clients
  • as they arise, and to sustain and grow partnerships.
  • Complete and submit all documentation in a timely manner, including client intake and exit paperwork, housing stability plans, and service plans.
  • Complete reports and maintain records as assigned. Ensure all client-related data is both current and accurate in client files, required reports, and YouthCare’s Evaluation System (YES).
  • Attend the Rapid Rehousing Learning Circle Meetings.
About the employer: YouthCare

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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