Connections is currently seekingan outstandingcandidate to join the Community and Shelter Programs Team as a Community Case Manager.Our team is composed of compassionate, talented people who demonstrate their passion for our mission through shared leadership in a fast-paced environment in which we hold ourselves and one another to the highest standards.
Stemming from our board’s strategic vision of making Connections an exceptional workplace and performance-driven organization that implements best practices, we offer salaries that exceed the average for our industry, competitive benefits including medical & dental insurance, retirement plans and generous paid time off, as well as a flexible workplace with multiple opportunities for professional and leadership development.
Provide case management services for Hilda’s Place (HP) clients including communicating with HP milieu staff regarding participants
Provide case management services for drop-in clients
Provide ongoing case management services for clients who have exited into housing
Contact persons referred through the Suburban Cook County call center and persons referred internally; perform initial needs assessments
Provide basic crisis intervention services over the phone and in-person to individuals experiencing acute crisis
Provide drop-in milieu staffing
Facilitate groups for, and in partnership with, participants
Track all required information in relevant databases, spreadsheets and files
Case Management Duties:
Perform case management duties which include, but are not limited to:
Partner with participants in wholistic goal-setting and develop service plans for each participant on caseload
Perform assessments for housing eligibility (VI-SPDAT) for individuals, families and youth
Facilitate enrollment in mainstream benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Link, SSI, SSDI, etc.
Assess participants for eligibility for other programming leading to housing (ESG, prevention, RRH, market-rate housing, etc.)
Coordinate with internal mental and physical health providers
Provide short-term support services to clients awaiting entry into other programming, including street survival and safety, strategies for reuniting with family or friends, etc.
Provide referrals for complex client needs such as treatment for substance use disorders, community mental health services, primary health care services, etc.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with referral sources, participants and staff to ensure effective service delivery
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Minimum one (1) year experience providing case management services required
Strong communication skills with a demonstrated high level of empathy and respect for program participants required
Computer competency and comfort with data entry required
Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and/or mental illness preferred
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits plan, including Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, health, dental and life insurance options, short and long term disability coverage, as well as a 403(b) option.
Internal Number: 001V
About Connections for the Homeless
Connections serves and catalyzes our community to end homelessness, one person at a time. We do this through homelessness prevention, shelter, and housing programs. In 2018, Connections has served over 1,000 individuals through our services. Based in Evanston, Connections serves communities throughout north suburban Cook County. To learn more about our programs, please visit our website at www.connect2home.org.