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Case Manager (Permanent Supportive Housing) - Hybrid - Minneapolis, MN

Company: Our Saviour's Community Services
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Case Manager - Permanent Supportive Housing
Our Saviour's Community Services (OSCS) provides dignified shelter and housing for single adults and
basic education classes to adult English language learners in the Phillips Community of South
Minneapolis. OSCS takes its name from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, founded our programs in the
early 1980s. In 2004, we became a legally and financially independent nonprofit. We are not a religious
organization. Find more about OSCS at http://oscs-mn.org/.

Our Saviour's Housing operates a 21-bed emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing program
for single adults 18. The shelter provides a bed, three meals a day, and supportive resources to 10 men
and 11 women every night of the year. However, people of all genders are welcome. The shelter is
currently open to residents 24/7. Our cohesive team works together to provide services that offer dignity
and hope. Our Saviour's Housing is a program of Our Saviour's Community Services.

Our Saviour's Housing operates a permanent supportive housing program for single adults in Hennepin
County. The referrals are from Hennepin County's Coordinated Entry System. The program aims to
maintain housing for 100 single adults or couples that are 18+. The program finds housing in the
community or uses our onsite housing buildings to house 10-12 participants. The program offers case
management via housing support or housing stabilization. The participants have access to transportation
provided by case managers and to our onsite food shelf.

We offer employees the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the community. We offer a flexible,
hybrid working environment. We also provide excellent benefits to full-time and part-time (20+hours)
employees, including generous Paid Time Off and Sick Time along with Paid Parental Leave; Paid
Holidays; Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage Employer contributions toward premiums; Employer-paid
Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance; professional development opportunities; voluntary
benefit options including HSA; and participation in 401(k) retirement plan.

This Role: The PSH Case Manager provides strength-based advocacy and case management services for
15 - 20 long-term homeless adults in both site-based and scattered site housing. The PSH Case Manager
works collaboratively with other members of the Housing Team, as well as other Program staff members.
This position is non-exempt, full-time, regularly scheduled at 40 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm. This role is within the PSH Team and reports to the Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Manager. This position is a hybrid position that requires being onsite three days a week.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist participants with the housing move-in process - application, interview, and access to -furniture.
  • Meet weekly with residents to establish an individual service plan, work toward greater -self-sufficiency, and remove housing success barriers.
  • Inform residents on landlord expectations and tenant rights; mediate and advocate for -tenant/landlord communication and conflict resolution; respond to lease violations.
  • Assist with crisis prevention/intervention to ensure housing stability; promote harm reductio -education; respond to emergencies as appropriate.
  • Help arrange and provide residents' transportation and access to medical, health, and social -services; assist with forms to access housing and other potential benefits.
  • Support residents with accessing and managing budgets, personal funds, laundry, living skills -nutrition, and rental payments.
  • Onboard and provide residents with access to Housing Stabilization Services, including completing a -Person-Centered Plan for eligible participants.
  • Work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders, such as Hennepin County, outreach organizations, and volunteers who provide services to our residents.
  • Formulate strong communicative and professional relationships with landlords.
  • Assist the Permanent Supportive Housing team with residents' Housing Support Housing intake andOur Saviour's Housing agreements.
  • Complete and meet crucial deadlines such as entering detailed case notes, completing CaseFlow -tasks, completing forms and paperwork, managing client budgets, submitting expense receipts to -accounting, and other related requirements.
  • Prepare and file reports, as required by Hennepin County and other appropriate OSH housing -reports.
  • Attend regular OSH Case Management meetings, PSH office hours, and other OSCS-related -meetings.
  • Attend and complete all required training, such as Hennepin County training for Housing Support -land Housing Stabilization Services programs.
  • Help train and onboard new staff.
  • Various duties are to be assigned and discussed as time permits and as the needs of the OSH shift.
  • Actively participates in building a culture of belonging within OSCS.Required Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated cultural fluency and commitment to diversity.
    • Ability to demonstrate empathy and sympathy for others and use soft skills
    • Familiarity with and comfortable using Harm Reduction and Housing First principles.
    • Able to communicate effectively in writing, by phone, and in person
    • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
    • Ability to drive and use their own vehicle for client visits and service clients to appointments.
    • Computer skills: Can use Google suite, MS suite, Emails, IMS, and other tech programs to complete -the job.
    • Ability and willingness to learn about homelessness and factors impacting our participants.
    • Ability to move around, drive to client locations, work on a desk and in front of a computer, sit for -long periods, use keyboard and mouse, and perform repetitive motions such as typing, sorting, -pinching, and other office routines.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand people using one or more Spanish, Somali, Arabic,
    • Ukrainian, Russian, and Farsi/Persian languages (preferred but not required).Experience and Qualification Requirements:
      • Relevant personal, education, or work experience equivalent to 2+years
      • Demonstrate and maintain a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and insurance, and a valid -driver's license
      • Ability to pass a criminal background check and pass and maintain an MN Department of -Human Services background study
      • Familiarity or trained in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Casenote Software
      • Background and experience in non-profit organizations, human services, and similar programs
        Job Type: Full-Time, Non-exempt
        Pay Rate: $18-$21, hourly

        Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
        OSCS is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive work environment. We are an EEO/AA employer
        and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, religion,
        ancestry, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with
        regard to public assistance. We acknowledge that experience is gained through various settings and
        value informal experience in addition to formal education and work history.

        Additional Information:
        COVID Precautions: OSCS is committed to following federal guidelines and keeping the beneficiaries
        of its programs and its staff safe. All new employees must provide proof of vaccination or undergo
        regular testing. All OSCS employees must be masked when in the presence of other staff, volunteers,
        or clients, regardless of vaccination status.

        COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE: In compliance with the new federal mandate for COVID-19 Vaccines, all
        Our Saviour's employees must be vaccinated or submit proof of weekly testing.Disclaimer. This job description only summarizes the typical job functions, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position. The organization has the sole discretion to amend this job description at any time.Powered by JazzHR

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