Posted 3 weeks ago

Case Manager I, Transitional and Rapid Rehousing

Company: Catholic Charities
Category: Nonprofit, Social Work

 Downers Grove

Type: Full Time

Catholic Charities has an opening for the Case Manager position for Transitional and Rapid Rehousing. This position operates as a member of the Community Services Team providing transitional and rapid re-housing assessment, counseling, consultation, training, crisis intervention, follow up and case management services to homeless individuals and families in need of permanent housing. You will monitor ongoing client services, advocate as needed for assigned caseload. Below lists some of the essential functions of the position:

  • Collaborates the following and other stakeholders as needed: A. Catholic Charities Employment Counselor as needed to assist program participants to address employment barriers and obtain employment as quickly as possible; B. Supervisor and Catholic Charities Emergency Services Program staff as needed to link participants with rental assistance programs for exiting to permanent housing; C. Works with Catholic Charities Housing Project Manager – On specific program participant housing needs, including affordable housing units available through landlords for leasing (e.g. identify reasonable lease and unit accommodations, time frame for when participants can begin paying rent; establish household furnishing needs) – As needed to cultivate relationships with current and potential landlords as required to maximize units available to participants in need; D. Tenants to establish housing unit maintenance needs when appropriate and determines resources for meeting housing needs with assistance from the Assistant Director as needed; E. Other housing network entities in the community as needed to insure housing obtained for program participants is safe, decent, and affordable.
  • Accepts referrals from Coordinated Entry System for rapid exit and immediate re-housing in private housing market.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate eligibility and pre-screening documents, confidential case records, contractual paperwork, status reports, and fiscal recording as required by program.
  • Provides assessment, eligibility screening, case planning, counseling, housing advocacy, tenant education, follow up and case management services to families accepted into the TH/RRH Program.
  • Provide or assist participants with linkage to housing readiness training.
  • Provides community and landlord education, development, networking, and recruitment activities on behalf of persons in need of services for economic recovery.
  • Assist with housing statistics as needed.