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Monday, October 20, 2014

Healthy Connections Case Manager – PATH

Los Angeles, California 
Job Summary 
This position will work as part of a team, providing intensive case management services to homeless individuals with Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers. Program participants may experience chronic medical conditions and co-occurring disorders. This position is responsible for providing field based, direct client services alongside a team of case managers, housing locators, and community providers. Intensive case management services include, but are not limited to, outreach/ engagement, case management assessment and service planning, mainstream entitlement application, PHA subsidy and other county subsidy application, housing location, coordinating needed health services, and addressing all psychosocial service needs to stabilize clients in housing, reduce functional, health and mental health barriers, and promote recovery and community integration. This position will work out of the PATH Regional Homeless Center office, as well as work in the field providing services in clients’ homes, shelters, on the streets, in community facilities or wherever clients are residing throughout LA County.  
Reports To 
Associate Director 
Supportive Services 
Provides field based/mobile case management services in the areas of, but not limited to: 
• Independent living skills, housing stabilization, money management, community integration, employment linkage, benefits establishment, linkage to community providers for substance abuse, primary and mental health care, and all other services needed to assist clients in reaching their treatment plan goals 
• Provide strengths-based case management and service coordination services designed to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining stable housing 
• Develop individualized treatment plan in collaboration with client addressing short-term and long-term goals 
• Provide on-going case management support to assess progress and ensure treatment plan outcomes are met or changed as needed 
• Conduct crisis and risk assessments in consultation with supervisor/ team or LCSW 
• Provide crisis intervention services focused on enhancing the clients’ ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills, and manage and self-coordinate own care 
• Utilize evidence-based practices in service delivery such as intensive case management, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Critical Time Intervention and Housing First practices 
• Maintain documentation standards as set forth by the program contract and PATH policies, including maintaining compliance with HIPAA policies and practices 
• Complete progress notes on every face to face/telephone contact with client or collateral contact by the next business day at 5pm 
• Complete intake, assessment, service plans in coordination with client and within the documentation standards set forth by the program contract and PATH 
• Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards 
• One-year minimum experience working in homeless services, mental health, substance use/ co-occurring disorder or with vulnerable populations providing intensive case management services 
• Demonstrated knowledge and or experience with advanced case management techniques, including critical time intervention, harm reduction strategies, crisis intervention techniques and motivational interviewing 
• Permanent supportive housing experience preferred 
• Flexible work schedule to include some evenings and/or weekends as needed 
• Ability to provide PATH after hours telephone coverage on a rotating basis as needed 
• HMIS experience preferred 
• Possesses a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple case management and health needs 
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment 
• Ability to provide community and in-home based services on a regular basis 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Highly motivated self- starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects/tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment 
$35,000-$50,000 DOE 
• Employment Eligibility Verification 
• Reliable transportation 
• Updated tuberculosis test 
• Successful completion of background screening 
• CPR/First Aid training 
How to Apply 
To be considered for a position, email resume to HR@epath.org. EOE. Please be sure to reference Job Title and JR#246 in the subject line of your email. Please submit cover letter and resume as an attachment in a Word Document or PDF format only. Due to the volume of resumes received, no calls or faxes regarding submission will be returned. Your resume will only be routed correctly and considered, if all instructions above are met. 

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