|Title:||Community Health Worker Case Manager - FT (St. Margaret's)|
|Dept:||20 - SMS|
This position will be assigned to Stevens Elementary School. This position is responsible for working one-on-one with literally homeless and at-risk students and their families with the goal of improving housing & financial stability, health, educational attainment, and access to resources for families. Marshallese families will be prioritized for this program, so experience working within the Marshallese community is required.
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. This job may include any of the responsibilities listed below:
- Work closely with the Marshallese Advisory Committee to obtain referrals, triage resources, and collaborate on service delivery.
- Partner with McKinney Vento School Liaisons and school counselors to identify additional families for the program.
- Complete intakes and assessments for all referred families to determine their qualification and need for the program.
- Work with students and their families to assess their barriers and connect them to financial, housing, educational and other community resources to help reduce or alleviate barriers.
- Assist clients in developing an individualized client-driven case plan that will enable them to obtain needed resources for ongoing stability.
- Create a case management file for each family, documenting case management services received and progress toward goals.
- Monitor student attendance, behaviors, and grades, while working with the school and community partners to evaluate academic success.
- Meet with clients either within their home, school, or agreed upon community center (where applicable) to review progress toward goals and identify current action steps needed to achieve goals.
- Act as landlord liaison. Coordinate with landlords prior to and during clients’ tenancy to assure that tenancy issues are addressed pro-actively.
- Act as an advocate with other community agencies.
- When applicable, ensure clients continue to meet grant requirements for financial assistance.
- Provide referrals and information related to problem-solving, conflict resolution, parenting and interpersonal concern in order to assist clients in achieving personal goals
- Enter data into established entry system(s), exit and follow up, as required; provide monthly reports documenting activities for funding sources and attend required meeting as applicable.
- Coordinate with other SMS staff, school districts, Priority Spokane and Building Changes to develop and oversee activities that will benefit the entire program.
- Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.
- Perform related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.
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: BA in social services field or equivalent experience. Knowledge and/or experience in providing case management services; experience in direct client services. Experience working with public schools, issues of homelessness, poverty and violence against women and children preferred. Experience working within the Marshallese Community required.
Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to drive for work use. Successfully pass background check applicable to position.
Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
- Regularly sit, stand, climb, walk, hear/listen, talk
- Frequently lift up to 25 pounds, pull/push, carry, grasp, reach, stoop, kneel
- Occasionally crawl
- Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses, ability to focus
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
- Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
- Analytical Ability: ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data. High quality data collection is a must for this position. Please make sure all required reporting is accurate and complete by the deadlines established.
- Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
- Computer/Technical Ability: working knowledge of: Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Internet software
- Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
- Transportation: Reliable employee transportation is a must as this position will require off site meetings. The average amount of time off site and commuting will be dependent on placement.
- Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
- Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
- Language Ability: ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Mathematical Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
- Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
- Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
- Reasoning Ability: ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Supervisory Skills: this job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Workplace Environmental Conditions
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be:
- Noise Conditions: exposed during a shift to constant or intermittent sounds at moderate to loud levels of sound dependent upon the activities of the Shelter.
- Client Population may include persons involved in gangs, with substance abuse concerns, homelessness and/or tendencies towards violent behavior.