Housing Authority Case Manager

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

Why join our countywide agency?
*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.
*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the meditation/sleep app Calm, and much more!
*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.
*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.

We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!

The Position
The Housing Authority (HA) Case Manager provides case management along with service and resource coordination with clients that are low-income and in crisis or emergency situations. Family Service Agency contracts with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) to provide case management services to support the unique social service needs of residents of HACSB. The residents include families, adults, and seniors. The Case Manager will work collaboratively with clients, Housing Authority, and public and private agencies to guide households in overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency. Through advocacy, planning, coordinating, and linkage to community resources, the Case Manager will identify risks, promote strengths, and equip clients with the skills and knowledge needed to overcome sources of stress, strengthen resiliency, and health disparities. Services are provided in community settings, FSA/HACSB offices, and in the home. This position reports to the Housing Authority Program Supervisor.

FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.

Sample Job Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide case management services, often face-to-face.
2. Provide advocacy/assistance for residents in obtaining public benefits.
3. Foster positive interagency relationships, and provide referrals for any indicated outside resources.
4. Exhibit a working knowledge of community resources and provide appropriate referral to support access to social, educational, and health services.
5. Support residents in accessing substance abuse counseling/recovery and/or medical/mental health services and provide coordination of behavioral health and clinical services.
6. Provide and/or arrange for residents to develop/strengthen independent living skills.
7. Collaborate with HACSB staff and landlords to address/resolve lease compliance issues to promote housing retention.

Employment Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree required, with preference of major course work in social work, psychology or another closely related field.
2. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
3. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, is required.
4. Preferred: At least (2) years of experience in social case work, eligibility determination, social service or community resource referral, or closely related work.
5. Preferred: Two (2) or more years working with diverse communities, low-income clients, the homeless and formerly homeless, seniors, and the disabled.
6. Preferred: Knowledge of general interviewing practices and/or techniques; knowledge of case management practices and techniques, including crisis prevention and intervention
7. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
8. Professional attitude, enjoyment of teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
9. Reliable transportation, valid CA driver license, and proof of insurance required to travel throughout Santa Barbara.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
• This position is part-time, 20 hours/week. Limited benefits are offered, including: flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Pro-rated vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered.
• Pay range is $24.00-$26.00/hour, depending on experience.

Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients’ homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.

To apply for this position, it is highly recommended that you submit a cover letter with a resume here.
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