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Breaking Ground Case Manager, Transitional Housing in Brooklyn, New York

Case Manager, Transitional Housing

83 Apollo St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Req #2539

Monday, June 10, 2024

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!

Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the Case Manager , Transitional Housing will provide case management services to people experiencing homelessness, some with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, in order to assist the individual in the transition to permanent housing.

This position has a 35-hour work week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provide direct services to a caseload of approximately 15 clients, including conducting necessary assessments, benefits assistance, and other services necessary to support the client in achieving housing and recovery goals

  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations

  • Connect clients to psychiatric services

  • Connect clients to medical treatment and substance use treatment facilities when applicable

  • Obtain identification, public benefits , and other applicable income sources for clients

  • Meet weekly with clients to assess needs, encourage harm reduction, and develop service plans

  • Prepare all documentation for housing applications

  • Assist and counsel clients in the process of obtaining permanent housing

  • Maintain record keeping in compliance with agency standards as well as those of City and State agencies

  • Intervene in crisis situations

  • Escort clients to appointments when needed

  • Upon training, provide assistance with self-administration of medication consistent with Breaking Ground's policies and procedures

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Two years of experi ence working with homeless adults and substance abuse issues preferred

  • Experience with harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques strongly preferred

  • Strongly preferred : Valid NY driver’s license with a driving record in good standing and m aintaining a good driving record (as defined by the organization)

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to learn new programs

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Min Hiring Rate $24.73

  • Max Hiring Rate $24.73

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  • 83 Apollo St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
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