Case Manager - Kirkland/Northshore

Title:Case Manager
Department: Asset Building/Housing
Location: Kirkland-Northshore/North & East King County
Compensation: $34,320 per year DOE
Benefits: Full benefits available
Work Schedule: Full Time M – F, some evening hours required
Open: April 21, 2014
Closes: When filled

Summary: The Asset Building Case Manager helps families remove barriers to housing stability and long term economic self-sufficiency through strength based case management, financial literacy education, and client centered goal development. Through goal setting and barrier removal, families achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and lasting change.

Essential Functions:

  • Objectively identify and assess family status, stages of development and level of functioning (including shelter, nutrition, physical health, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, economic security, connection with community support systems and institutions).
  • Identify families’ strengths and weaknesses; use assessment findings to determine appropriate levels of involvement with families.
  • Assist families with identifying realistic goals, actions steps and strategies to achieve goals.
  • Foster an environment of client engagement.
  • Support family in accomplishing their goals by establishing a trusting relationship maintaining regular contact and assisting families in monitoring and managing their progress with their goals.
  • When necessary explain natural consequences for actions or inactions as they relate to achievement of goals.
  • Maintain strict client confidentiality, objectivity and professional boundaries.
  • Make appropriate referrals and coordinates services with community agencies based on clients’ needs and interests.
  • Explain and uphold program policies and procedures to clients.
  • Provide appropriate support to clients in achieving their highest level of self-sufficiency.
  • Maintain paper and electronic records, monthly statistics and other reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings and case consultations, initiate and develop best practices for use in supporting team improvement.
  • Ensure Fair Housing compliance.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency with people of all cultures, languages, ages, genders, gender preferences, races, physical abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and religions.
  • Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff. Adheres to the Hopelink Standards of Conduct.

Required Qualifications:

  • · Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field
  • · Two years experience working with low income and homeless families
  • · One or more years of case management experience
  • · Knowledge of local resources and service systems for homeless families

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Bi-lingual (Spanish) applicants encouraged to apply.

Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:

  • · Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • · Reliable personal transportation.
  • · Proof of personal automobile liability insurance.
  • · Must pass criminal background check through the Washington State Patrol.

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Kirkland, Washington

11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA, 98033, US