ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provide a holistic trauma-centered therapeutic case management service to individuals and families who became homeless as a result of fleeing domestic violence.
- Work with Fairfax County Office for Women and other clinical service agencies in providing individualized counseling services to the families.
- Coordinate with UCM's Journeys program in developing and providing monthly recovery group including Life Skills to the families.
- 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.
- Work with individual families to develop an individualized realistic and measurable action plans.
- Work with program participants to achieve goals they developed for themselves in .
- Make home visits, at least 1x weekly to meet and discuss with clients around issues of concerns.
- Teach or make referral for client's to learn self-sufficiency skills in budgeting, employment etc.
- Refer, link and coordinate all service that clients need to become self-sufficient.
- Collect and disperse housing assistance funds following UCM procedures, maintaining appropriate records.
- Work with participating agencies in the CHRP panel interview to select appropriate candidates for the program.
- Develop and demonstrate an understanding of UCM's performance and quality improvement program, the Total Learning Continuum (TLC).
- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- A MSW degree or equivalent work experience preferably in social work or education.
- Demonstrates understanding of cultural competence in working among highly diverse cross-cultural populations in a non-judgmental manner.
- Experience in working with the homeless population with particular emphasis on the domestic violence population.
- A good understanding of alternative housing options in addition to rental assistance and other subsidized housing both within and outside the Metropolitan DC area.
- Experience or ability to work in different program grants ensuring that both program and grant outcomes are met.
- Empathetic attunement to the client situations.
- Good interviewing and intuitive skills.
- Valid driver's license and transportation available.
- Able to meet U.S. Department of Justice requirements for Employment Eligibility Verification.
- 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;
- Good general health. Able to carry 30 lbs. when required and climb stairs. Have physical stamina to fulfill all work requirements during assigned shift.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US