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Homeless Veterans Case Manager

Company: VOA
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person. What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing. As the Case Manager, you'll have a dynamic and critical role providing continuous advocacy and education around supports and services in the community in order to reduce homelessness, and advocate employment among veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness. As the Case Manager you will conduct day to day support and services for veterans identified by the program with specialization in employment placement and support, homelessness prevention/rapid re-housing and transitional supportive services. This role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. You'll bring the following qualifications:

  • Preference to Military Veterans given.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree in Human Services/ Psychology is highly preferred.
  • At least one year of experience in case management or working with homeless population.
  • Knowledge of veterans programs, services, and military culture.
  • Demonstrated experience/work history working with housing authorities, employers and employment placement agencies, mental health clients and substance abuse programs.
  • Reliable transportation and excellent driving record.
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Outlook, excel, and word preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, and Adobe Acrobat Pro a plus. Key Responsibilities:
    • Participate in outreach and advocacy efforts to help employ homeless veterans in Middlesex and Essex and Suffolk Counties.
    • Connect with other providers, employers, and employment placement agencies, including housing providers, for referrals and linkages.
    • Develop, maintain, and document a strong network of veteran referral sources designed to generate daily referrals.
    • Conduct initial pre-screens on new referrals, and qualifies candidates for program.
    • Coordinate with Case Managers and HVRP staff to provide services and support.
    • Assist the prospective clients in gathering documentation necessary for enrollment.
    • Conduct overflow of the intake and assessments for clients as workflow demands.
    • Direct employment seminars as necessary and a once monthly new client program orientation
    • Strong resume building and interview skills
    • Ensures that inquiries about the application and admissions process are responded to in a timely manner.
    • Use online data system to track and update all Veteran clients and caseloads.
    • Participates in all required team meetings and external meetings as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as required. Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health prison diversion programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges. VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes: -
      • Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
      • Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
      • Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
      • 403(b) matching retirement plans
      • Tuition Remission Programs
      • Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
      • Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
      • Employee Discount Program
      • Pet Insurance
      • Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
      • Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
      • 13 Paid Holidays
      • Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap Requirements:
        Vaccination Policy: In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. PI177318695

Keywords: VOA, Somerville , Homeless Veterans Case Manager, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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