This position is responsible for managing a caseload of clients/residents of St. Louis Stamping Lofts (in St. Louis City) that are enrolled in St. Patrick Center’s Farm Works Program. The primary goal of the program is to assist clients in maintaining stable housing and the continued ability to work. Most of these clients have experienced the rigors of homelessness, the use of alcohol, drugs and other substances, the negative effects of family dysfunction, lack of job retention, etc. The case manager will also conduct or teach one-on-one life skills training to clients. Upon completing such training, clients are usually self-motivated to lead independent lives and move gradually toward stable life and self-sufficiency. As such, the case manager will be responsible for conducting needs assessment, developing, implementing and reviewing client’s goals/service plans, and working with other community agencies in identifying support services that our agency may not provide. The case manager will also be responsible for maintaining and entering client’s information in our Enhanced Case Management (ECM) database and properly file hard copies from the ECM.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Job location is at 219 Cass Street in St. Louis City/Hammond Apartments.
- Conduct case management and vocational needs assessment for clients entering the Farm Works Program and meet with clients or residents at least once a week.
- Submit a monthly report on case management activities conducted with clients including their progress in the program. A report will be submitted to the immediate supervisor.
- Complete a budget with each client. Review the budget with them monthly and encourage them to save using a bank account.
- Provide on-going supportive and/or case management functions in accordance with the problems, needs, and strategies identified in the service plan to help the clients achieve the stated individual service strategy (ISS) goals and objectives (short-term and long-term). Initial meetings will be held once weekly and as needed after four (4) months.
- Inspect client’s unit once a month.
- Update clients ISS goals monthly based on the information obtained from the one-on-one monthly meeting.
- Document all services provided to clients in the ECM. This includes counseling, information on ISS goals, client referrals, client services, seasonal gift receipt, and all meetings held with clients/residents.
- Assist clients in setting goals for independence and self-sufficiency. This will be done by addressing the needs identified during the assessment.
- Establish relationships with other community agencies to better provide clients with services by the clients.
- Provide appropriate referrals for clients at any time during the program.
- Work with an employment counselor at Farm Works to facilitate job training, placement, and follow-ups.
- Assist clients in becoming familiar with community resources.
- Address and follow up on any issues relating to the client’s mental health or chemical dependency issues.
- Work in collaboration with the clients employment case manager to meet the employment needs of the clients
- Meet regularly with the immediate supervisor as a means of enhancing professional growth, reviewing outcomes and problems arising on the job, and dealing with appropriate administrative issues or related matters
SKILLS AND ATTITUDE:
- Bachelors degree required; Bachelor of Social Work CSWE from an accredited University is preferred.
- At least five (5) years experience working with low-income or homeless families.
- Understanding of area resources to provide quality referrals for individual client needs.
- Experience in conducting home visits and family-centered casework preferred.
- Respect and responsibility for agency policies and procedures, including client confidentiality
- Therapeutic listening skills
- An understanding and empathy for the needs and concerns of low-income individuals
- Good oral, written and presentation skills
Resources Accountable To:
- Attend and participate in all St. Patrick Center and Independent Living Skills meetings.
- Attend community meetings that enhance the quality of case management for our clients.
HOW TO APPLY:
- St. Patrick Center
- Catholic Charities
- Supportive Housing Program---U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Funding foundations and other agencies
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