Case Manager - Tenancy Preservation Project

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $56,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Come join a dedicated team that provides homelessness prevention services to tenants with disabilities. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Case Manager in Worcester.

The Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) provides a clinical presence in the Central MA Division of the Housing Courts and short-term intensive case management to eligible households whose tenancy problems are related to a disability. Our primary responsibility is to the Housing Court, providing professional assessment and recommendations regarding the disability-related causes of the tenancy problems and recommendations for service plans and other reasonable accommodations to address the tenancy problems.

Case Managers at TPP "Upstream" are responsible for providing short term intensive case management for eligible households pre-NTQ, providing intervention prior to court action. TPP case managers also provide consultation to tenants, landlords, and service providers on tenancy problems, the housing court process, and referral information for those deemed ineligible for the program.

Benefits:
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
CEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities
Assess needs of individuals with disabilities who are at risk of losing their housing due to disability related issues.
Develop service plans to address issues effecting tenancy and complete referrals for on-going services.
Complete program evaluation documentation, monthly reports, reports for housing court and client specific case records and in quality improvement activities.
Participate in supervision, meetings and trainings.
Works closely with landlords, service providers, and housing court personnel
Ensure timely completion of all reports and paperwork.
Able to work independently and keep supervisor informed of service specific issues.
Familiar with skills necessary for maintaining independent living and understands how to access resources to support independent living.
Participate in other agency committees/work groups as needed.
Maintains knowledge base of services to assist in prevention of homelessness
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Qualifications
Grade 5: Case Manager I- HSD/HiSet/GED or Associates degree required
Grade 6: Case Manager II-Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services.
Case Management experience required.

Strong clinical background and ability to translate clinical theory to real life application.
Ability to effectively communicate and develop positive professional relationships with clients, staff and co-workers and outside stakeholders.
Able to work independently & Complete all work in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.
Have basic computer skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Functions well in formal work environment of housing court, local housing authorities and legal services
Desire to serve others required
Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives
Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.