This is a professional level position requiring a high level of responsibility, knowledge and ability in coordinating and providing services to clients with complex needs. A good fit for this position is able to think on their feet and quickly assess the needs of chronically homeless people with the help of a multidisciplinary team. The WPC case manager provides case management, counseling and advocacy services to these individuals and families who are extremely low-income with a variety of barriers to permanent housing which may include mental illness, chronic illness and physical disabilities.
Under supervision, the Case Manager will provide flexible supportive services to program participants to assist in securing housing in the community and coordinating health care needs. Other responsibilities include outreach, mental health assessments, screening for eligibility, development of comprehensive care plans, preparation of reports and clinical case notes for WPC reimbursement. Through the coordination of services and partnerships with local agencies, participating clients will receive help in obtaining needed supportive services such as mental health services, In-Home Support Services, educational or vocational counseling, assistance to maintain benefits through Medi-cal, SSI and any other entitlement or benefit programs they may qualify for.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Position may require periodic need to be on-call on the weekends and evenings.
Starting salary for this position is $56,100.00/annually (26.97/hour)
Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work. Must be willing to use vehicle for work related responsibilities.
Equivalent of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, psychology, counseling or a closely-related field and three years of experience in a mental health, social services or a community services organization. Significant experience may be considered as a substitute for education.