|Title:||BRIDGES Case Manager - FT|
|Dept:||25 - HOC|
Full Time Position: A Employment Specialist (ES) provides individualized job finding and job retention services to clients with significant obstacles to employment. These obstacles may include: chronic homelessness, severe and chronic mental illness, alcoholism and/or drug addiction, or physical impairments. The ES will work closely with the client by establishing and updating regular referral mechanisms and required HIPAA and consent protocols with agencies serving clients, including homeless outreach, PACT, primary health care, substance abuse or dependency treatment, and other licensed mental health agencies and veterans. The ES will work with the Housing Specialist, the Peer Navigator and mental health counselors, physicians, government agencies, and other care providers within the community and community employers, with the goal of assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. They attend staff and coordination meetings regarding clients. The ES provides assistance with job seeking skills and strategies as needed. The ES monitors the client’s progress, provides feedback and support, and provides any assistance in the job seeking process. The ES will participate in the development of a statewide plan to ensure cross system partnerships focus on long and short term strategies to support individuals who experience chronic homelessness. Outreach activities will be documented within the Target system. The ES will ensure timely data entry, project reporting and period reviews
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.
Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field and one year of relevant experience in direct client services; OR an AA Degree with 3 years of relevant experience in direct client services; OR 5 years of relevant experience in direct client services.
Certificates/Licenses: Valid WA driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and valid auto insurance and must successfully pass background check applicable to position.
Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
Workplace Environmental Conditions
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be: