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Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) Employment Case Manager

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Associate
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 3 Jan 2023

Expires on 31 Jan 2023

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) Employment Case Manager

United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial prosperity of every person in our community.

General Description: Provides dedicated employment-related case management along with service and resource coordination to veterans experiencing homelessness as determined eligible and appropriate for services according to criteria stated by the Department of Labor’s HVRP grant.

Primary Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Performs needs and comprehensive assessments; develops individualized employment plans (IEP) and resumes with clients to address their employment needs and other barriers that may impact employment; facilitates referrals to appropriate service providers or agencies.
  2. Ensures clients achieve IEP goals and sustain successful long-term employment by working directly with the local American Jobs Centers (AJC), employers, and other employment-readiness services; ensures the client is connected with trainings, certifications, and education opportunities to achieve their IEP goals.
  3. Works hands-on with clients and employers from the initial application for employment, through the hiring process, and throughout the first year of the client’s employment to ensure the client is meeting and sustaining expectations of employment.
  4. Maintains a physical and electronic client case file to ensure compliance with HVRP grant standards with a priority on documenting all correspondence, assessments, activities, outcomes, and expenditures for each client managed. 

Other Job Duties:

  • Ensures each client is eligible and appropriately suited for success under HVRP standards.
  • Collaborates with case managers and other advocates working on behalf of the client to ensure a unified and holistic approach to service.
  • Coordinates and consistently documents in accordance with best practices and Council on Accreditation (COA) accreditation standards the clinical case management and psychosocial services.
  • Conducts comprehensive, client-centered social work activities in accordance with best practices.
  • Conducts weekly follow-ups with the client and employer including community and home visits (if needed) related to client needs; Provides follow-up and monitors service delivery and employment  environments.
  • Stays abreast of community resources and procedures for referring clients to appropriate resources
  • Provides crisis prevention, intervention, and supportive counseling as needed.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Due to the leadership role United Way is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all United Way staff will be fully engaged in the organization's crisis plan and response efforts.

Supervises: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, human resources, or other closely related field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in employment-related case management, human resources, or closely related work with preferred experience working with low income, veterans, military families, persons experiencing homelessness, substance use, or mental health conditions.
  • Knowledge of evidence based best practices, individualized treatment planning, outcome measurement, and quality management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of clients, case managers, and professionals.
  • Veteran status preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Excels at customer service – Serves (treats) all customers (internal and external) with utmost respect and responsiveness in order to deepen relationships and advance UWBC’s mission.
  • Drives for results – Has a passion for innovation and risk-taking, meets and exceeds qualitative and quantitative goals in a thoughtful and time-driven manner.
  • Commits to the organization – Has the responsibility for aligning one’s own behavior, leadership and commitment with the needs, priorities, goals and culture of UWBC.
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion – Creates an atmosphere that respects and embraces engagement of all people, ideas and backgrounds and aligns with United Way’s values.
  • Seizes learning – Able and willing to learn new skills and knowledge and accept new challenges to further United Way’s mission.
  • Manages multiple projects and tasks – Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing to deliver on organizational goals, objectives and timelines, and seeks help when needed in juggling priorities.
  • Personifies teamwork – Demonstrates good collaboration and communication to be effective in any team setting.

Environment & Physical Demands: The environment is climate controlled (i.e., heated and air-conditioned). Lighting is adequate through overhead lighting as well as windows and blinds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee will also work in a public service delivery environment. Hectic situations can occur in public areas and other facilities characteristic to working with the homeless community and the related concerns and situations related to homeless conditions. Potential exists for volatile and unpredictable situations to occur. May experience exposure to strong odors such as soiled clothes and poor hygiene. Physical demands include sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, bending, lifting approximately 25 pounds, regular use of the telephone, copier, fax and computer. Demands also involve protracted concentration.