Housing Case Manager
Why work at YCC?
YCC Family Crisis Center is currently in its 76th year of serving Ogden and Northern Utah. This is an opportunity to join an outstanding team of dedicated professionals making a difference in the lives of our community. Join us in our mission to save and change lives!
Under the direct supervision of the Housing Assistance Center Program Manager and the general direction of the Executive Director, the Housing Case Manager conducts assessments, determines eligibility, develops individualized case plans, links families with community-based housing and service resources, manages financial assistance funds (security deposits, rent), and provides case management services in conjunction with community partners.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct comprehensive assessments of potential participants.
- Develop Individualized Housing and Service Plans (IHSP) for each participant using the comprehensive assessment
- Collect all necessary documentation needed to support assistance
- Find temporary housing opportunities for eligible participants and identify permanent housing options for program participants
- Determine and recommend to supervisor the level and duration of financial assistance for eligible participants
- Prepare requests for financial assistance and submit all required documentation to supervisor for approval
- Manage and track financial assistance funds
- Collaboratively work with case manager to find permanent housing options for program participants
- Interface with landlords whenever necessary to mitigate issues or advocate for participants.
- Provide case management services including, but not limited to: providing appropriate resources, tools, and counseling to assist participants in achieving their case plan goals; making referrals for services; following up to ensure that the referrals were completed and tracking and documenting participant progress
- Collaborate with other departments and agency programs to maximize participant outcomes, program goals, and agency mission
- Document and maintain up-to-date information on services provided to participants in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and hard copy case records
- Prepare and submit program updates and financial assistance tracking reports.
- Assist Housing Manager with reviewing files and preparing quarterly and annual grant reports.
- Assist Housing Manager with writing grants.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures stated in the Employee Handbook and any applicable Policy and Procedure Manual.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform other functions as necessary or as assigned.
NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS
- Interact and communicate in a professional and effective manner with all levels of employees, management, executives, vendors, customers and external partners.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Services or Industry related field.
- Requires 2-4 years of experience working with diverse populations (English & Spanish speaking), or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
- Computer literacy including MS Office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point.
- Exceptional time-management, planning, and administrative skills.
- High degree of energy, self-motivation, and flexibility with work hours.
- Strong work ethic with a professional, positive attitude.
- Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work is generally performed in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit for long periods of time; use computer to enter data; use telephone to converse with customers and employees.
- The employee is regularly required to: perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement, feel the attributes of objects, grasp, push, and reach with arms or hands.
- Must be able to occasionally move objects up to 30 lbs.
This position requires the employee to be fully vaccinated or in the process of receiving their second dose.
YCC is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a diverse staff. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, and perspective are more likely to be high functioning. We believe that creating an environment where everyone belongs and can do their best work is the right thing to do for our employees, our clients and our community.
All employment at YCC is considered “at will”; meaning employment is subject to termination at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice. At the same time employees may terminate their employment at any time for any reason.