The Full Life Care FCS housing case manager is an essential member of a multi-disciplinary team focused on providing housing sustainability to persons in need throughout King County. This case management position includes providing housing search and stabilization services to those who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness through the process of locating housing and providing ongoing case management services to promote long-term housing and community stability.. We provide person-centered, client-choice care and provide services with compassion and respect
Essential Functions of the job:
- Provide “supported housing” services including, but not limited to: housing assessments, identifying housing resources, support obtaining a lease, independent living skills development, landlord relations and crisis management.
- Develop expertise in the supported housing arena by working with local housing authorities, providers, and partners and additional resources regarding affordable housing availability, subsidies, voucher capacity, and supportive wrap-around services.
- Document and maintain a housing resource directory to track and streamline housing resource access.
- Maintain accurate records on housing search process for verifiable billing. Document and communicate with clients, agency and community partners on housing search progress.
- Maintain individual client case load and manage multiple deadlines, appointments and reporting requirements.
- Participate in community learning opportunities about affordable housing programs and supportive services in the region.
- Actively collaborate with other programs within FLC agency as well as community partners and housing managers to provide the best person-centered support possible for FCS clients.
- Must be able to do outreach throughout King County, including transportation necessary to provide supported housing services and respond to individual case needs.
- Provide appropriate resources to assist in independent living, community integration, including social services to obtain and meet medical care and holistic person-centered needs.
- Develop person-centered plan and assessment to meet the needs of community integration to include short and long-term goals as well as goal-driven action plans to address client needs and concerns.
- Provide support in landlord-tenant communications, including independent living skills, financial counseling, and management.
- Actively participate in FCS team functions and activities to foster intra-program collaboration, efficiency, and efficacy in achieving program goals and providing the highest quality of person-centered service to FLC clients.
Qualification Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:
- Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures of providing outreach-based community support services to support client ability to maintain independent living situations.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
- Two years human service experience in the coordination of Supportive Housing or in the coordination of independent living services in a social service setting
- Note: If the services provided require licensure or certification, the employee must have the applicable license or certification, current and in good standing.
- Experience working with housing or community support services.
- Have valid Washington State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
- Must pass fingerprint based background check.
- Two years of Housing Case Management experience.
- Professional experience working with low-income older and disabled adults
- Dependable and responsible.
- Likes people and has a nurturing and caring attitude.
- Organized, self-motivated, honest, and mature.
- Must be able to operate office equipment including but not limited to computer keyboarding, multi-line phone system, fax and copy machines.
Join us in our vision of working toward a future where adults with serious illnesses or disabilities can be supported in the community rather than living in isolation or needing to resort to institutional care!