Old Pueblo Community Services

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Case Manager - Grant Per Diem (GPD)1

at Old Pueblo Community Services

Posted: 9/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Old Pueblo Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“safety sensitive job”

Safety sensitive position is a job or position where the employee holding this position has the responsibility for his/her own safety or other people's safety. An employee has to be with clear mind and diligent while occupying such positions.

This position in funded by veterans GPD program.  Community based case management, designed to support previously homeless veterans, and educate them on keeping their housing.  Network and communicate with other community homeless programs.

Employee Benefits

Competitive Salary , Employer Subsidized Health Insurance for Employee and Family, Employer Matching 401 (k) plan (after 1 year), Employer Subsidized Dental Plan and Vision Plan, Paid life insurance, Employer Paid Training, 136 Hours Paid Time Off (PTO) Per Year

Selected by the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce as the best non-profit for Workforce Development in 2019, and Outstanding Non-profit in 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop Case Plan in conjunction with each new Veteran.  Follow up with weekly case plan reviews to assist client in reaching identified goals.
  2. Maintain all resident files in a confidential manner and in compliance with HUD and HIPAA standards.
  3. Respond to Veteran requests for assistance by assessing services needed and providing direct intervention information and referrals services as appropriate.
  4. Maintain a working relationship with Liaisons and Community Partners
  5. Knowledge of the Veterans Administrations system and services
  6. Interview clients to define level of need:  personal and family reunification, finances, budgeting, employment coaching, food, clothing, housing, and substance abuse issues to determine nature and degree of problem. 
  7. Refer clients to mainstream services and other service organizations as needed.              
  8. Education around landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, budgeting, connecting to other services, employment coaching, referrals to training programs.
  9. Actively engage Veterans in services that improve their life skills, with a focus on ways they can be a good tenant.
  10. Follow-up on referrals from GPD or HCHV program in order to assess outcomes and provide additional services as required.
  11. Work a flexible schedule based on client needs, meet with clients in their residence.
  12. Attend OPCS staff meetings, trainings, and meet with Supervisory staff as required.
  13. Other tasks as assigned.

Skill / Requirements

Qualifications: Masters or Bachelor’s degree in a field related to behavioral health with at least 1 year related experience or Associates’ degree in a behavioral health related field and 2 years of full-time related experience or High School diploma or GED and 4 years full-time related experience. Working knowledge of evidence-based interventions for persons with a variety of behavioral health concerns, including serious mental illness and substance abuse/dependence. Willingness to learn and practice evidence based practices, such as Motivational Interviewing, Housing First and Harm Reduction. Self-starter committed to a team approach, responsible, dependable, ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work flexible hours. Creativity and flexibility in assuming significant responsibility. Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban communities.  Strong communication, administrative and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills - Advanced Microsoft Office skills required (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).EHR experience helpful. Valid Arizona driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation.  Bilingual/Bicultural and/or Veteran a plus.

Important Notes

Employment References, drug screen and background check is conducted pre-employment.