5Cities Homeless Coalition is an AA/EEO Employer.
To apply for this position, complete a 5Cities Homeless Coalition Application for Employment, and email it along with a current resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications available online at 5CHC.org/employment.
5Cities Homeless Coalition is transforming lives in San Luis Obispo County. The Coalition strengthens the community by mobilizing resources, fostering hope, and advocating for those who are homeless or facing homelessness. Our efforts focus on helping the most vulnerable in our community maintain dignity while working toward a new home (or retaining their home). Our work goes beyond the immediate, to ensure clients have the plan, skill sets, education and financial means to be successful and self-sufficient. Since its inception in 2009, 5Cities Homeless Coalition has developed strength as a community leader by working closely with other community agencies and organizations, and has become the "go to" agency for housing and supportive services. We are working to build an engaged community that understands the complexities of homelessness and actively shares the responsibility of creating and implementing solutions to reduce it. 5CHC operates services throughout San Luis Obispo County, with a special focus in South County, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, and housing solutions.
Reporting directly to the Director of Programs, the Case Manager’s primary focus is to work in coordination with partner agencies to address a broad array of client needs through referral to providers of necessary services, and in providing housing assistance. The Case Manager may perform duties that include coordinated entry, outreach, prevention and risk reduction, crisis intervention, health education, referral for substance abuse and mental health counseling, and benefits counseling. The Case Manager works with program staff to ensure program funds are used according to grant requirements, and maintains quality assurance of client files. Routine duties include interacting with school districts, police, government agencies, faith-based organizations, local businesses and nonprofit agencies to provide client services.
Outreach and Relationship Management
Other Requirements (may be met at time of hiring)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure. The employee may be subjected to outside environmental conditions, including accessing areas inhabited by homeless persons that may be inhospitable and often difficult to access because of uneven or harsh terrain.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing stairs, driving, carrying (20lbs), lifting (20lbs), operating a computer keyboard, and making and receiving telephone calls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee may be subjected to outside environmental conditions, including accessing areas inhabited by homeless persons that may be inhospitable and often difficult to access because of uneven or harsh terrain. The employee must be able to tolerate being outdoors in all types of weather for several hours at a time.
5Cities Homeless Coalition is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, age, the presence of any disability except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification, or any other protected status covered by federal and state law. This vacancy announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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