CASEWORKER

Full Time
Blauvelt, Rockland County
Posted 6 months ago

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Job CategoryBiomedical, Saint Dominic's Family Services, Virtual Winter Festival
Job Summary:Manages assigned caseload of Supported Housing recipients.
Duties & Responsibilities:Carry out the goals, objectives, and the Mission of the Agency. Is familiar with and follows policies and procedures outlined in the Agency Personnel Manual and the department Manual. Ensures services are carried out in accordance with established protocols. Develop and promote appropriate services for all clients/tenants. Provide services or connect tenants to job training/placement, legal services, budgeting, entitlements, behavioral of physical health services, eviction prevention programs to support tenants in maintaining their housing. Provides recipients with information about support services and assistance. Work proactively to create an effective working relationship with property coordinator. Portray a positive role model for the consumers and appropriately advocate for their needs while treating clients with dignity and respect. Responsible for communicating with outside community agencies and other departments regarding consumers. Responsible for overseeing documentation of consumers; i.e., all documentation is properly filled out and properly recorded in consumers’ case records. Ensures clinical records and related source documents are maintained in accordance with industry and agency requirements. Assist recipient in attaining Federal Section 8 or other subsidies. Ensure that tenants are aware of tenancy obligations through tenant orientation, tenant handbook, and individual meetings with tenants Identify households in distress and works in collaboration with property coordination to prevent lease compliance issues and eviction. Meet regularly with property coordination staff to review tenants in arrears and implement eviction prevention programs including rent payment plans. Work with supervisor to apply evidence-based practices into work; encourage focus on employment, reduction of reliance on benefits, and income enhancement to ensure housing stability. Provide other related housing assistance as necessary. Work independently with some supervision. Visit each consumer a minimum of twice per month, once a week as necessary. Maintain an accurate time sheet and submits in timely fashion. Keep informed of current trends in the Mental Health Field. Attend Staff meetings as required by the Program Director. Contribute to the safety and therapeutic environment of the program. Ensure that safety and health standards are maintained.
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY:CULTURAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: Ability to interact with and complete assignments in a manner sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as social histories, housing contracts and service plans. Ability to write progress notes. Ability to communicate verbally with clients, professionals, land lords and direct care workers. Computer skills required-including use of web-based database and Microsoft programs. Mathematics: Ability to formulate budgets and assist clients in budgeting skills, ability to compute rents and stipends. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to understand basic concepts of mental illness and match appropriate service needs with specific issues.
Education & Experience:Bachelors Degree in Human Services, or licensed as a Registered Nurse, or licensed or certified in a mental health discipline. One year of experience working with the mentally ill. Valid NYS Drivers License.
Physical Requirements:While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand or sit for long periods. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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