Housing Case Manager

Full Time

Website The Family Place

The Family Place, a Dallas, non-profit agency supporting victims of domestic violence, seeks an experienced Housing Case Manager.Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5, with one late evening, 12:00-8:00 pm.Salary range depends on education and experience.Position Summary: Provides case management and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence. Provide survivor-centered advocacy and support survivors in their efforts to safely retain their housing and gain stability. Assists survivors and advocate on their behalf to overcome common barriers to stability such as negative rental history, unemployment, and lack of resources.Administer rental assistance funds in accordance with granting guidelines. Develops safety plans to address crisis needs.Key Responsibilities: Assists clients with housing search, locating housing options; contacting agencies and apartment locations to establish referral relationships to facilitate services for clients; refers clients to other agencies for housing options based on client’s circumstances.Schedules and conducts individual, in-person, client appointments to assist and guide clients in determining their housing options and needs.Verifies and documents client’s eligibility for homelessness prevention or rapid re-housing assistance.Performs on-site, apartment inspections, to ensure HUD standards and livability for clients.Conducts appointments, in-person and in the client’s home for clients in the program and work with clients on development and completion of goals and service plans.Prepares and submits all housing related payment documents for client program participants.Facilitates clients’ financial empowerment, including providing guidance on budgeting, managing bills, planning for savings, debt reduction and credit rehabilitation.Provides on-going case management and housing related assistance to victims of domestic violence for assigned caseload.Maintains up to date information and knowledge of the available community resources for housing options.Conducts intakes and assessments; provides crisis intervention services as needed.Maintains accurate and confidential records on each client for assigned case load, (progress notes, reports, and other required forms).Facilitates psycho-educational, parenting, and life skills groups for victims of domestic violence.Represents The Family Place and participates in community education as requested.Participates in agency-related domestic violence related training programs, housing seminars and workshops to maintain professional knowledge.Meets regularly with supervisor as arranged.Provides reports and/or accurate statistical information in a timely manner.Routinely maintains utilization performance of 50%.Other Duties: Works as a member of a team to ensure appropriate case management for assigned case load.Maintains work schedule as required by program needs with adequate flexibility.Attends agency staff meetings.Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Related Human Services field. Master’s preferred. One to two years of experience in crisis intervention and/or domestic violence issues preferred. Prior experience with supportive housing placements preferred. Reliable transportation required for field visits. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.Licenses and Certifications: Valid and clear Texas Driver’s LicenseWorking Location: Work must be performed in the agency office and visits in client’s homes.Travel: Providing services in the community entails travel (the housing case manager’s own vehicle) and work throughout Dallas County, in a variety of neighborhoods to complete housing inspections home visits and attend community meetings. Travel up to 50%.Knowledge and Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of domestic violence, child abuse, cultural diversity, and diverse socioeconomic levels of clientsKnowledge of housing vouchers, housing resources and working with leasing properties.Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and OutlookAbility to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions for clientsAbility to listen to clients with empathy and establish trust and safetyAbility to maintain confidentialityAbility to relate with clients through understanding, respect, and skilled communication.Ability to follow all safety and precautionary rules and measures.Ability to perform work efficiently and effectively under stressful situations.Ability to prioritize and self-motivate to accomplish job goals.Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to perform physical task such as stooping, reaching, bending, climbing to interact with clients including children with the ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.Working Conditions: Duties are usually performed seated with occasional periods of standing or walking. Work may be performed but is not limited to an office environment. Ability to drive personal vehicle.Work Location: Work must be performed in the office due to client confidentiality.Essential Functions: This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.Must demonstrate/live our organization’s guiding principles: Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Communication and Humor.Revised: 20200803Job Type: Full-timePay: $44,000.00 – $46,883.00 per yearBenefits:Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offReferral programRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Employees and clients are required to wear masks.Experience:Housing Case Management: 1 year (Required)License/Certification:and clear Texas Driver’s License (Required)Work Location:One locationShow more

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