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Temp Case Manager (Project-Based Housing) (Kensington Campus - Lancaster)

Company: The People Concern
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Temp Case Manager (Project-Based Housing) (Kensington Campus - Lancaster)

Lancaster, CA, USA

Req #249

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Job Title: Temporary

Case Manger - Project-based



Site: Kensington Campus

Dept: Permanent Housing Services

Reports to: Program Manager

Status: Non-Exempt


Through the use of evidence-based practices such as harm reduction, housing first, and

trauma-informed care, the Case Manager supports Clients' housing stability, self-sufficiency, and community integration. The Case Manager partners with Clients who are currently homeless to assess and address barriers to housing placement. Once Clients locate best-fit housing, The Case Manager works to implement interventions with recently housed Clients to support housing retention and further coordinates multiple services to meet individualized needs. The Case Manager collaborates with Clients to learn independent living skills and other life-skills vital to successful transition from homelessness into permanent housing.


1.Maintain a caseload of approximately 20 high acuity Clients for

intensive case management services (up to 40 if low acuity).

2. Develop relationships with Clients with a focus on

facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental


3. Collaborate with LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH)

and Department of Health Services (DHS) programs to enhance coordination within

Clients' treatment team.


Engage Clients and implement interventions with an approach

emphasizing Client choice, harm-reduction, and psychosocial rehabilitation

within a setting guided by trauma-informed care, housing-first principles, and

professional boundaries.

5. Assist in the screening, intake, and enrollment of Clients

including orientation to program policies and goals.

6. Complete

comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and functional needs assessments to

guide individualized treatment planning.

7. Complete

quarterly collaborative goal plans with Clients with the purpose of targeting

areas that will improve quality of life and health outcomes.

8. Write and maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date

progress notes and data in electronic databases as required by the program and

its funding sources.

9. Ensure all Client documents within physical charts are complete,

accurate, current, and filed as guided by agency, department, and funder


10. Maintain

confidentiality of Client information per HIPAA and internal agency guidelines.


Assist Clients in applying for and obtaining all benefits to which

they are entitled.

12. Coordinate

appointments, transportation, and follow-up services for Clients to improve

access to primary health care, mental health care, substance use services, and

other local resources in order to build sustainable community connections and

reduce the need for emergency health care services.


Directly transport Clients in personal vehicle to

various agencies and healthcare providers in the greater Los Angeles area to decrease

barriers to access and increase community reintegration.

14. Support Clients by teaching and modeling life skills involved

such as budgeting, housekeeping, meal preparation, appointment scheduling, health

maintenance, and socialization within communities where they become housed.


Communicate effectively with property managers and other third

party partners.

16. Work cooperatively and cohesively with multidisciplinary team

including participation in weekly staff meetings, direct individual supervision,

and trainings.

17. Adapt workload as directed by supervisor in response to

funder expectations.

18. Other duties, as assigned.


1. Bachelor's degree preferred; or a minimum two years'

experience working with homeless individuals, preferably those living with

mental illness and/or substance addictions, or an equivalent combination of

education and experience.


Valid Driver's license, reliable

car, auto insurance, and an acceptable driving record.

3. Willing and able to transport Clients in your personal


4. Demonstrated knowledge of case management,


  • Able

    to work in a high tolerance Harm Reduction model with Clients experiencing

    multiple barriers.



    1. Combination

    of field and office environment.

    2. Regularly

    required to sit, stand, bend; occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.


    On occasion walk or drive to different local sites.


    Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments.


    Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor.


    May need to bend, stoop, twist, and sit throughout the day.


  • Maintain a safe work environment and

    confidentiality at all times

  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching,

    and resolving issues

  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines

  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency

  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others

  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration

  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication

  • Work with minimum supervision

    9.Perform other duties as assigned

    The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job basedon job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other

    status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.







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