Posted 2 weeks ago

Residential Homeless Case Worker

Company: Catholic Charities
Category: Nonprofit, Social Work

 Villa Park

Type: Full Time

Catholic Charities is seeking a Residential Homeless Case Worker to join their team. You will operate as a member of the Community Services Division team, do facility management including implementation of daily routine, management of client treatment, respond to the 24-hour crisis line including the use of crisis intervention, assessment, diversion and referral skills. Some essential functions are listed as the following:

  • Provides parent training and support in areas such as counseling to help parents learn appropriate techniques to overcome their difficulties with parenting through role modeling appropriate parent/child interactions.
  • Ensures that all client files are complete and contain all required documents (i.e. income affidavit, releases, client plans, case notes, intake forms, termination forms, public aid/IDHS forms, aftercare plans, CSBG forms, etc.)
  • Monitors and assists in writing and management of individualized client plans designed in consultation with the KPHH Supervisor.
  • Reviews along with Supervisor client case files on a regular basis insuring that individualized client planning progresses.
  • Assesses and evaluates with KPHH Supervisor residents for potential placement or referral for Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing Program or Homeless Prevention Services.
  • Advises KPHH Supervisor when the client does not maintain individualized client plan.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings and participates in on-going service planning for individual residents.
  • Networks, when appropriate, with the community-at-large, depending on client needs. Advocate for clients and make appropriate professional contacts.
  • Demonstrates ability to make sound judgments, provide appropriate client services within the guidelines provided, and implement daily routine of KPHH residence including chore schedules, room checks, and supervision of meal serving and clean-up.
  • Manage the facility as a clean, comfortable, and orderly environment intervening directly with clients to that end and ensuring the facility meets health department and fire safety codes.