The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager reports to the Housing Program Coordinator or their designee and will directly assist the team by providing TAY who are at risk of homelessness or homeless remain in current/locate suitable housing. Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will provide ongoing outreach to landlords and community organizations regarding services provided by RRH/TVFS program. Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will be familiar with the RRH/TVFS program so that any foreseeable problems can be resolved judiciously and quickly. Fit seamlessly with other CES Program components: Regional & Outreach Coordination, Rapid Rehousing, and Crisis & Bridge Housing. Execute service provisions based on the core components of Rapid Rehousing, Housing Identification, Rent & Move in Assistance, and Case Management & Supportive Services as well as employing a housing First approach.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifying and locating housing options suitable for TAY/Young Adult households as needed.
Connect with landlords and familiarize them with the RRH & TAY housing programs and community resources to assist both tenants and landlords in the event of potential problems leading to eviction.
Responsible for creating and maintaining a housing database linking tenants to apartments.
Will coordinate follow-through services with TVFS CES team and conduct habitability and lead-based paint inspections as requested.
As a member of the program case management team, will provide information, referrals, crisis intervention, and assistance with permanent housing placement to all participants and Case Managers.
Will maintain appropriate records in accordance with RRH grant.
Meet and interview potential landlords.
Attend weekly & monthly housing community events as requested by Program Director, facilitating the application process along with the team and TAY.
Attend and when needed conduct weekly staff meetings.
Attend regularly scheduled agency wide meetings, community meetings and other meetings as assigned.
Conduct all functions in accordance with Agency guidelines, policies and procedures.
Comply with applicable certification requirements and ethics.
Arrange work schedule or required hours to the benefit of the Department/Program with the approval of immediate supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university.
Minimum 2 years of experience working as a case manager with homeless population and possess knowledge of housing and other area resources.
Must be proficient in record keeping in order to track, maintain, and report statistics according to program guidelines and requirements.
Must have the ability to meet the physical requirements of this position.
CES/LAHSA experienced preferred
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Database experience (HMIS) strongly preferred
Familiarity with TAY and HUD programs
Valid California driver’s license and insured automobile.