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Lead Case Manager

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description
POSITION: Lead Case Manager
DEPARTMENT: Sacramento Social Services / Center of Hope Emergency Shelter
SUPERVISOR: Emergency Shelter Supervisor
STATUS: Non-Exempt / Full time
The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
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 for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
BASIC PURPOSE
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Shelter Supervisor, the purpose of this position is to supervise and manage case managers and all case management activities and programs geared to emergency shelter assistance, case management, and housing assistance services to homeless individuals
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises all Case Managers at the Emergency Shelter.

Assigns and supervises daily work tasks to case managers.

Supervises the provision of case management and housing services to shelter clients.

Manages logs, reports, and client files of shelter clients.

Manages quality and quantity of client case management appointments.

Responsible for reviewing clients information, inputting and creating HMIS reports for all shelter contracts.

Manages records and prepares monthly reports with the Social Services Administrative Assistant.

Develops and maintains a community referral list for the Emergency Shelter including community resources, organizations, agencies and the continuum of care as needed.

Lead the coordination with TSA Case Managers, and Sacramento Step Forward (SFF) Navigators to ensure all clients have a V-SPDAT and are Document Ready.

Establishes and maintains a housing referral system for clients, including landlords, rental agencies, management companies, local and regional housing authorities.

Ensures that Case Managers meet with clients at least twice a month, depending on contract requirements.

Ensures the implementation of case management standards as required by all funding sources including: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), Department of Human Assistance (DHA), and Veterans Administration (VA).

Advises client individually, or in other small groups regarding plans for meeting needs, and aids client to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning.

Helps client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client's part in creating them.

Refers clients to community resources and other organizations.

Drives customer clients to appointments, events, and workshops.

Compiles records and prepares reports. Creates and maintains client files.

Accesses and records client and community resource information.

Develops and conduct periodic workshops and/or one-on-one session for clients and potential clients on housing and related issues.

Develops and strengthens collaborative relationships with housing specialists, supervisor and case managers.

Ensures that Case Managers maintain accurate and confidential case records on each client served.

Tracks and reviews HMIS and Bridges client data.

Attends trainings as required by The Salvation Army.

Completes and submits reports and paperwork in a timely fashion as designated by the Supervisor. Meets deadlines and department productivity demands.

Acts as role model within and outside the agency.

Maintains a positive respectful attitude.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
AA Degree; at least five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills
Must be familiar with the social services aspect of The Salvation Army.

Ability to respond in a professional manner to inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to track and present very accurate information

Must have good English written and verbal skills. Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish-other languages a plus.

Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and clients.

Must have ability to empathize, communicate and work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and information.

Ability to work independently and without daily immediate supervision.

Knowledge and experience with Word and Excel 2003 or 2007.

Knowledge and experience with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) highly desirable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid California Class B drivers license with 25 passenger endorsement and ability to drive a Salvation army vehicle.
Ability to drive a Salvation Army vehicle means (list may not be exhaustive)
Must be at least 21 years of age

Must pass pre-employment and enroll in TSA random drug testing program as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT); and

Complete The Salvation Armys Decision Driving course training; and

Authorize The Salvation Army to add name to DMV Pull Notice Program list for Driving records.

Must possess valid California Class A and B license with good driving record.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Ability to grasp, push, and/or pull objects

Ability to reach overhead

Ability to operate telephone

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Ability to operate a computer

Ability to process written, visual, and/or verbal information

Ability to operate basic office equipment and tools PC, Fax Machine, Telephone, Calculator, Copier, Printer

Miscellaneous office equipment including but not limited to staplers, three-hole punch, etc.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.
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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Sacramento , Lead Case Manager, Executive , Sacramento, California

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