POSITION SUMMARY: Be a part of the solution!! This housing case manager role will be working specifically with individuals experiencing long term homelessness and affiliated with Red Lake Nation. The Case Manager with the Housing Supports Program (Formerly Group Residential Housing – GRH) serves single adults affiliated with Red Lake Nation, experiencing homelessness, in scattered site apartments in the community. The Case Manager will be responsible for housing search and landlord relations, as well as rule 79 Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Management and Housing Support program management. This program utilizes Housing First and Harm Reduction models to assist individuals who have experienced long-term homelessness to find and maintain housing. We will be hiring five new case managers for this critically important role. Location: Minneapolis, MN with services provided in the community.
- Work closely with the Native American Community (specifically Red Lake Nation), Tribes, Hennepin County, and other formal and informal support systems, providing culturally relevant services to individuals from this community, experiencing homelessness and residing in the Encampment off of Franklin and Hiawatha.
- Conduct an initial assessment and develop an Individual Community Support Plan that will assist clients to address their needs, deficits, and goals.
- Visit clients in their home as well as the community on a regular basis to check progress, provide support and monitor mental health functioning and medication effectiveness.
- Refer clients to appropriate community resources and arrange transportation to appointments as needed.
- Cultivate relationships with landlords willing to provide housing for participants and assist with administration of rental assistance.
- Communicate with case management team members, community professionals, and other service providers to ensure that services for client are coordinated.
- Maintain client files and program records, court reports, and complete reports as required.
- Participate in staff meetings, clinical supervision, and meet regularly with program coordinator for individual supervision to meet supervision requirements.
- Comply with HIPAA and Data Privacy Practices.
- Positively represent agency, program and participant needs.
- This position will require the ability to work outside regular business hours on an occasional basis to meet client and program needs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral sciences or related fields including but not limited to social work or psychology from an accredited college or university or Associate Degree with four years experience as case manager associate.
- Have at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with serious mental illness.
- Working knowledge of harm reduction and housing first.
- Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Past experience working with a caseload is preferred.
- Ability to relate to and advocate for diverse client needs and interests.
- Ability to complete paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
- Ability to learn and understand client needs and mental health recovery related to the provision of community mental health services.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and computer experience.
WAGE: DOQ, competitive
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan. Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.
HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at https://avivomn.org/about/careers.
Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves over 13,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and career advancement. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career and technical education, and employment services at locations in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Avivo employees help individuals transform their lives – move out of poverty, find treatment and achieve recovery, end homelessness, train for and start careers, and secure jobs. At Avivo, employees experience worthwhile work and professional growth as part of a vibrant and diverse workforce. You have direct and positive impact in people’s lives and are a part of make lasting change in our community! avivomn.org
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