Transitional Housing Case Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide a holistic trauma-centered therapeutic case management service to individuals and families who became homeless as a result of fleeing domestic violence.
  2. Work with Fairfax County Office for Women and other clinical service agencies in providing individualized counseling services to the families.
  3. Coordinate with UCM’s Journeys program in developing and providing monthly recovery group including Life Skills to the families.
  4. Assist families in exploring realistic housing options with the aim of helping them move into their own identified and sustainable permanent housing other than returning to their abusers.
  5. Work with individual families to develop an individualized realistic and measurable action plans.
  6. Work with program participants to achieve goals they developed for themselves in .
  7. Make home visits, at least 1x weekly to meet and discuss with clients around issues of concerns.
  8. Teach or make referral for client’s to learn self-sufficiency skills in budgeting, employment etc.
  9. Refer, link and coordinate all service that clients need to become self-sufficient.
  10. Collect and disperse housing assistance funds following UCM procedures, maintaining appropriate records.
  11. Work with participating agencies in the CHRP panel interview to select appropriate candidates for the program.
  12. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of UCM’s performance and quality improvement program, the Total Learning Continuum (TLC).
    1. A MSW degree or equivalent work experience preferably in social work or education.
    2. Demonstrates understanding of cultural competence in working among highly diverse cross-cultural populations in a non-judgmental manner.
    3. Experience in working with the homeless population with particular emphasis on the domestic violence population.
    4. A good understanding of alternative housing options in addition to rental assistance and other subsidized housing both within and outside the Metropolitan DC area.
    5. Experience or ability to work in different program grants ensuring that both program and grant outcomes are met.
    6. Empathetic attunement to the client situations.
    7. Good interviewing and intuitive skills.
    8. Valid driver’s license and transportation available.
    9. Able to meet U.S. Department of Justice requirements for Employment Eligibility Verification.
    10. Must have a clear Virginia Central Registry check as dictated by the Code of Virginia 63.1-198.1. In addition, there must be a clear finding for other criminal offenses in the Virginia Criminal History record for not less than five years prior to date of service;
    11. Good general health. Able to carry 30 lbs. when required and climb stairs. Have physical stamina to fulfill all work requirements during assigned shift.
    12. Able to work flexible hours.

UCM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse workforce.


How to apply

Email: your cover letter and resume to:

Alexandria, Virginia
United Community Ministries, Inc

7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US