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Case Manager - Scattered Site (Master's Degree)

Lantern Community Services


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Case Manager - Scattered Site (Master's Degree with Relevant License Required)

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, Case Manager with a Master's Degree and relevant license to work with chronically homeless, mentally ill, single adults and some families (between the ages of 18 and 65) population in a scattered site supportive housing environment. The Case Manager will be expected to assist this population in stabilizing their lives, maintaining their housing stability and attaining their physical, mental health, work, community, educational and social goals. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge as well as experience working with the chronically homeless population that has been impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, legal and medical issues. Additionally, the Case Manager will be passionate about working with single adults and families; is a proactive and creative problem solver; and works well both as a part of a team and independently. The Case Manager works closely with an interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Case Manager reports to the Program Director and the Case Management Supervisor. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities:

• Develop individualized service plans that will ensure a seamless system of services that are culturally sensitive and client-centered; identify short and long-term treatment goals and helps residents achieve them; and include referrals and are collaborative with other staff, community providers and care-givers.
• Create and maintain thorough and comprehensive case record of resident services and progress, including progress notes, service plans and other relevant documentation.
• Address a wide-range of resident needs including benefits, money management, medication management, apartment management, life skills and health and mental health issues.
• Serve as a liaison with various agencies, health care providers, mental health providers, and employment training providers to secure services. Accompany clients to visits as needed.
• Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to create and maintain a safe and stable program culture built on a foundation of respect for all members of the community.
• Develop groups that are appropriate for the residents’ needs while also conducting individual and group counseling services.
• Attend regularly scheduled case conferences, weekly staff and clinical meetings, supervision, trainings and special agency staff meetings.
• Perform apartment/room inspections as needed.
• Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree with relevant License required
• Valid Driver’s License and car are required
• Must be comfortable traveling in the community to meet with clients
• At least 2 years of experience working with single adults and families impacted by poverty, chronic homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and medical issues.
• Ability to work effectively and independently as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Highly organized and able to manage a diverse case load of clients with diverse needs.
• Able to work well under pressure including in crisis situations and able to be flexible with work schedule when necessary.
• Track record of proactive, strength-based work with individuals and families.
• Experience with ETO, or other electronic case management systems.
• Superb time management and organizational skills

How TO APPLY:

*There are two positions available. One will cover clients living in Brooklyn and the other will cover clients living on Long Island.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position and the population served to: cmposting.scatteredsite@lanterngroup.org, with “Case Manager – Brooklyn” OR “Case Manager – Long Island” in the subject line of your message.

Notice: Candidates being considered for the position must comply with criminal background and fingerprint check requirements set by funding agencies.

Note: Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

About Organization:
Lantern Organization, a not-for-profit housing developer and service provider established in 1997 to strengthen New York City communities, provides affordable housing and opportunities for personal enrichment and growth. Lantern Community Services (LCS) is the social service affiliate of Lantern Organization, and touches the lives of residents living in more than 1,000 units of permanent affordable and supportive housing for low-income families and individuals living with special needs including mental illness, HIV/AIDS, as well as young adults aging out of foster care. Tenants living in Lantern buildings are offered beautiful and safe affordable housing in which they can lead independent lives in a supportive environment. For more information on Lantern Organization, please visit our website at www.lanterngroup.org.


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