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Disaster Case Manager

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Manager
Contract
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Apr 2021

Expires on 29 May 2021

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Disaster Case Manager

Disaster Case Manager -

JOB PURPOSE: The Disaster Case Manager will provide disaster case management services to individuals and families impacted by disasters. The Case Manager is responsible for completing Needs Assessments, developing Service Plans and making appropriate community referrals for additional services. The Case Manager maintains appropriate contact with the client and ensure quality services are provided and that their Service Plan is completed timely. Due to the nature of the job and the confidentiality of client information, work-from-home options will not be available for this position.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct client outreach and complete eligibility and intake process for each client. Conduct home and community visits with the client to provide on-going support and assistance in applying for and obtaining community resources to meet disaster caused unmet needs. Develop Individual Recovery Plans recovery plan that includes client input. Conduct follow up visits to monitor and assess the effectiveness of services provided. Document comprehensive client background information, case history, updates and progress towards Individual Recovery Plan in both physical and digital files via online software. Prepare reports as requested by Case Management Supervisor or Program Manager. Assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits as well as social and community resources. Serve as liaison between family services, medical/psychological health professionals and other contacts to help individuals and families in post-disaster events. Meet regularly with Case Management Supervisor to staff case load. Provide on-going program evaluation and recommendations to the Case Management Supervisor and Program Manager for continuous growth and quality. Provide reports and status for all cases in their portfolio as needed by program demands. Participate in workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences, human services, or social services fields. 2 years' prior experience in child welfare, emergency disaster response and/or recovery environments to include working within multi-disciplinary teams to develop case plans with specified goals and outcomes is strongly preferred. Bilingual (English / Spanish) communication skills are also preferred. -OR- High School diploma or GED is required with 3 years' experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree. Prior experience in child welfare, emergency disaster response and/or recovery environments to include working within multi-disciplinary teams to develop case plans with specified goals and outcomes is strongly preferred. Bilingual (English / Spanish) communication skills are also preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred

LICENSES: Driver's License with clear record required.

OTHER: Must pass criminal and related background checks. Must be available and willing to drive to various locations and with such frequency as the business need dictates and have access daily to reliable transportation.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.