Case Manager – Casa de Noche Buena Shelter

Full time benefitted position at the new homeless shelter for women and families with children to open this winter in Seaside.  Case Manager provides assessment, informal counseling, case management and housing navigation services to homeless individuals and families, and assists in shelter operations as assigned. Duties include assessing clients for Coordinated Entry into housing using VI-SPDAT, assess clients’ needs using The Matrix tool at entry and exit, assisting with client check-in process, meal service, mail distribution, and other shelter activities and schedules, developing case plan to meet the client’s stated needs, meeting with clients on a regular basis to monitor client progress in meeting their goals and objectives, documenting case plan, case management sessions and client progress in client files, providing clients with incentives to participate in case management and shelter activities, entering thorough and accurate data into HMIS on a timely basis, providing housing navigation services to clients to connect them with affordable housing options, Section 8 vouchers, rental assistance, rapid re-housing, and other housing resources, providing clients with information and referral to ancillary services, including mental health, substance abuse and family safety net services, coordinating school enrollment and other academic supports for homeless youth with schools’ McKinney-Vento Coordinators, assisting PO in program development and creation of shelter policies and procedures, assisting PO with community outreach, and other duties as assigned. Must maintain confidentiality when dealing with client & staff matters.  Minimum qualifications include BA degree in the field of human services plus two years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, Microsoft Office 360 skills, oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with clients, staff and medical professionals, knowledge of community resources used in the case management of persons experiencing homelessness, ability to take direction and work under general supervision, ability to work effectively under stress and conflict, ability to be flexible in changing situations, ability to maintain guest confidentiality and ability to maintain boundaries with clients. Starting salary $3,308-3,647/month, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits.  Additional 5% pay if bilingual/Spanish.  Bilingual preferred.