• Housing Placement Case Mgr, Full Time, Day Shift, Westland MI

    Posted Date 5 days ago(2/15/2019 8:10 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Social Workers
    Employee Type
    Hours Per Pay Period
    Work Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
    Position Location
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    At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!


    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Provides case management services for eligible families transitioning from the Family Center to affordable housing, in accordance with all applicable contractual and regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provide comprehensive, strength-based case management services to all assigned residents including intake assessment, goal-setting, progress monitoring, financial literacy, resources and referrals and advocacy.
    2. Conduct assigned residents initial assessment within required time frame, ensuring complete, accurate and timely case notes, record-keeping, reports and documentation.
    3. Develop and implement family engagement strategies that establish working partnerships with residents. Create a housing plan to transition residents from the Family Center to stable and affordable housing; address the barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing.
    4. Educate residents on referrals/services available and the procedures for applying for/accessing referrals/services, as well as their rights related to services. Assist residents in completing required documentation.
    5. Monitor housing plan progress. Conduct weekly follow-up sessions with residents and referral agencies to ensure residents are implementing housing plans, and utilizing resources and referrals in a timely manner. Conduct meetings with families every 30 days to assess continuation at the Family Center.
    6. Participate in in-house case consultations and meetings, facilitating problem-solving, resource-sharing, and communication regarding residents. Address non-compliance issues with Family Center Rules. Support and guide families in positive decision-making.
    7. Provide monthly aftercare to ensure a smooth transition from the Family Center into affordable housing and local community; support residents in independent living to prevent reoccurrence of homelessness.
    8. Serve as an advocate for residents, and act as their liaison with service providers and community agencies and implement strategies to acknowledge and/or celebrate resident achievements and accomplishments. Implement financial literacy programming to guide residents in making sound decisions regarding their personal finances.
    9. Facilitate ongoing communication with KidZone's early education and care staff members in order to assess assigned children's progress, as well as other family needs.
    10. Represent the Family Center and the organization at fairs, community events and outreach efforts, promoting community awareness of the Family Center and its services.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field.



    • Two years of experience in human or community services.
    • Previous experience working with adults or families in crisis.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Strong problem resolutions skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
    • Ability to read, speak and legibly write English with proper use of pronunciation, format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
    • Ability to relate with staff, representatives of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), landlords and representatives from community organizations.
    • Ability and willingness to display compassion and sensitivity to families.
    • Working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office, the Internet, and job related software such as HMIS.
    • Knowledge of local community and housing resources.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information.
    • Ability to assist others in developing goals and helping hold them accountable to achieve those goals.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Unrestricted driver's license with good driving record.
    • Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served; proof of current automobile insurance.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to move freely about.
    • High level of continual concentration.
    • Near visual acuity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.
    • Hand and finger dexterity.


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