Friday, October 2, 2015

FT Bridges Village Case Manager (Tacoma, FHN)

Bridges Village Case Manager
Date Open:
Date Closed:
Until Filled
Family Housing Network - Tacoma
Reports to:
Program Supervisor
Full time w/Benefits
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate:
$16.29 - $17.27 HR/DOE

Program Description:

Family Housing Network provides a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency. Through FHN the Veteran Homeless Prevention program provides supportive services to Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. Homeless Adult Services provides 24/7 services to homeless individuals in Pierce County which includes meals, shelter, community socialization and support services.
Position Description:

The Case Manager is a member of the service team for Family Housing Network, a housing program of Catholic Community Services. This position maintains a caseload of formerly homeless families at the Bridges Village community.  This includes developing and implementing client-defined, goal-oriented Family Transition Plans, assessing the needs of the families and children, utilizing resources to meet identified individual needs with the ultimate goal of maintaining permanent housing and maximizing family self-sufficiency. This position works closely with the Clinical Supervisor and Housing Services Director and provides support as requested with the overall objective to provide outstanding case management to all families in the Family Housing Network programs. The case manager works closely with the Bridges Property Manager regarding intakes and ongoing property issues. The case manager also works closely with the Tahoma Indian Center (a CCS program co-located at the Bridges Village site) as well as other programs throughout the community in order to connect families with the resources they need to reach their goals.
Essential Functions:
·   Assist with initial screenings/intakes, assessment of family strengths and needs and identify support services appropriate for the immediate needs of the family.
·   Case manage families in housing of Family Housing Network.
Ø  Perform required unit inspections and serve as communication link with on-site manager.
Ø  Assist families in developing a Family Transition Plan and identifying the steps required to accomplish goals to move the family from homeless to housing stability.
Ø  Provide direct services to families as needed
·   Case manager works closely with FHN case managers and director to address and plan training opportunities to homeless families in FHN programs and other programs throughout the community.  Support all FHN programs and case managers.
·   Maintain client files and reports.
·   Attend meetings as necessary and represent Family Housing Network.
·   Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
·   BA/BS in social services or a related field or 3 years experience working in the  Human Service/Social Service field.
·   Minimum 1 year relevant case management/housing experience.
·   Experience providing services to low-income/no-income families.
·   Experience in working with and an understanding of Native American culture.
·   Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and promote a positive team spirit.
·   Excellent  inter-personnel skills including excellent oral and written communication skills
·   Excellent organizational and time management skills.
·   Ability to work with a diverse spectrum of high-need individuals and maintain healthy boundaries.
·   Willingness to meet in individual family homes.
·   Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
·   Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
·   Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
·   Proof of negative TB test upon hire or proof of test within past 12 months.
·   Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services      
and Catholic Housing Services.
·   Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that    
promotes teamwork.
·   Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally   
competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications
·   Experience with housing services, landlord/tenant law and other housing issues.
·   Knowledge of Pierce County social services and other community resources.
·   Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and database experience
·   Bilingual skills (English-Spanish).
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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