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Case Manager

Lantern Community Services


Description
St. Louis Hall is a new supportive housing site located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our tenants are men and women with a history of mental illness, substance abuse and chronic homelessness who are at risk of cycling between homelessness and emergency and institutional systems without affordable permanent housing and support services. Our Case Managers are responsible for providing recovery oriented assessment, individualized service planning, advocacy, service coordination, and collaboration with other providers. The Case Manager will also have the opportunity to provide specialty group and individual counseling, as assigned.

We are looking for the following:

You: Must be patient, compassionate, nonjudgmental, bright and hardworking with a great sense of humor. You must be dedicated, willing to work as part of a team and do whatever it takes to get the job done, and have a solid understanding of recovery. Must be flexible and able to work with a diverse population of clients and possess a proven ability to instill hope and motivation for goal setting to individuals who are recently leaving extensive periods of homelessness. A meticulous attention to detail and timely record keeping is favorable. Knowledge of public benefits and related providers is preferred.

US: A diverse team of staff who are compassionate, hardworking, client centered and recovery oriented and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are focused, and are committed to learning and improving our work to best benefit our tenants. We are a detail oriented, tech savvy team and organization utilizing various means to access and manage all needed information.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate must have experience with individuals who have a history of mental illness. Experience in providing counseling and case management to individuals who are actively using drugs and alcohol with extensive histories of homelessness is strongly preferred.

How TO APPLY:
Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for LCS to perform a criminal background check. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: hr@lanterncs.org with "Case Manager" in the subject line of your message. No phone calls, please.

About Organization:
Our Mission: To reduce the rate of homelessness among individuals who are mentally ill and chronically homeless in NYC. Supportive housing is one of the most effective interventions in decreasing homelessness for some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations such as individuals and families coping with mental illness, trauma/abuse, addiction and chronic illness including HIV/AIDS. Since 2007 there has been a decrease in the chronically homeless population and a primary reason for the downward trend is the increasing use of permanent supportive housing. We are doing our part to end homelessness in NYC and are currently recruiting new team members who believe strongly in affording individuals the opportunity to turn their lives around.


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