SSVF Case Manager

St Louis, MO 63101
6/7/2019

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Position Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

This counselor will utilize wrap-around philosophy and techniques to assist veteran families maintain self-sufficiency and stability in the community. In doing so, the case manager will meet with the clients to identify family and natural supports in the community, collaborate with the clients, Financial Stability Counselor, and the Housing Stability Counselor to develop an Individual Service Strategy/Treatment Plan of Care, coordinate individualized services for housing placement, coordinate the involvement of providers working in the home and community setting, and document all support related to activities and services.

RESPONSIBILITES:

Identify family and natural supports
Conduct multiple interviews with the clients to help develop an Individual Service Strategy with the clients
Contribute to the ideas and processes of the ICM team
Assist with housing placement based on the desires of clients
Work with the FSC to address long-term financial stability needs
Work directly with veterans who require therapeutic interventions.
Make in-home visits to observe indicators of the client’s progress
Coach clients in learning the skills for problem solving and long range planning
Make appropriate referrals either to SPC Programs and SPC Agency Partners
Responsibility for the completion and goal attainment of indicators as outlined in the grant and the Individual Service Strategy or Treatment Plan.
Assist in all activities consistent with the daily duties of the ICM Team to include:
Home visits
Child programming (if necessary)
Family crisis
Ongoing housing stability
Assist and complete special case management projects as directed by Department Management Staff
Responsible for the completion of departmental goals of case management as outlined by grants

Develop the Wrap-Around Support-
Assess the client’s strengths, desires, and immediate/long term needs
Develop or contacting family and natural supports which exist in the community
Collaborate with the Wrap-Around Team that was developed.
Receive input from ICM team members regarding employment, housing, mentoring, substance abuse, and other immediate/long term needs.

Document all referrals or services provided to client into the ECM-
Complete daily and monthly departmental paperwork.
Update daily clients’ electronic files in ECM to include any types of contact with clients, services, or any internal or external referrals made.

Provide Case Management
Adhere to the strategies and goals outlined in the ISS and Treatment Plan
Assist team members in addressing the needs of the client by providing(e.g., transportation, clothing, furniture, food, etc.), hygiene kits, job referrals, or any other necessary referral (e.g., mentoring, substance abuse, mental health, advanced training opportunities, etc.).
Coach clients to make solid, well-informed decisions.

Perform Outreach by -
Refer client to additional resources to address other service needs i.e. legal assistance, VA benefits, community substance abuse counseling etc.
Research additional benefits available to enhance service being provided.
Engage the client, the family, and natural supports within the community setting (when feasible and desired by client).

Any other duties–
As assigned by the Manager, SSVF

Participation in at least one Agency Sponsored Fundraising event per year.

DIRECT REPORTS:

None

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

College degree, BSW or related field preferred
At least 1-2 years of experience working with individuals with mental illness preferred
Ability to perform effective case management
Ability to follow, understand and meet grant requirements, including paper work
Knowledge of housing and other supportive service resources
Ability to engage and work with community agencies and programs
Available to work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week
Reliable transportation is required

SKILLS AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED:

Interest in helping veterans reach their full potential
Ability to work well with a wide range of people in various settings
Excellent computer skills and the ability to process large amounts of data
Ability to handle confidential information
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Ability to manage a large caseload

RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRED:

Reports to Manager, SSVF
Works with other ICM staff
Develops relationship(s) with client family and natural supports
Works with other Employment and Veteran Services Departmental staff
Works with the staff in other SPC programs
Networks with federal, state and local agencies

RESOURCES:

ECM computer tracking systems.
Various programs throughout the SPC Partnership Center.
Client records and reports. Vouchers for transportation, clothing, food, furniture, and other needs.
Dress for Success room and the emergency food pantry
Other resources as needed and identified