St. Stephen’s Human Services
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • $19.25 to $20.25 DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Eligible


Career Opportunity

Title:

Diversion Case Manager

Reports to:

Early Intervention Program Manager

Schedule:

M-F, Daytime Flexible

Job Type:

Non-Exempt, Full-time, 40 Hours/week

Compensation:

$19.25-$20.25 depending on qualifications

Benefits:

Benefits eligible

Union Representation:


This position is represented by the AFSCME Local 999

ABOUT US

St. Stephen's Human Services is an innovative and collaborative nonprofit organization whose mission is to end homelessness. We progress toward this goal by providing emergency services, shelter, and housing programs for individuals and families. We meet people experiencing homelessness where they are and accompany them on their journey to safe, stable housing and a healthier life. We believe that housing is a basic human right.

St. Stephen's Human Services' values are:

Equity: Housing is a basic human right.

Dignity: Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Integrity: We expect honesty and accountability of ourselves and others.

Self-Determination: Each person has the ability to know and realize their own success.

Mutual Responsibility: Investing in our neighbors results in a healthy community for all.

St. Stephen's is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAE, offering competitive pay and exceptional benefits including: medical insurance, employer paid dental and life insurance, short term disability, 20 days of paid time off in the first year of employment, and a 401k retirement savings with an employer match. Visit ststephensmpls.org/careers for an overview of our benefits.

St. Stephen's is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and strives to promote an environment that is diverse and inclusive where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Employees at St. Stephen's actively participate in various committees that give voice to staff to create active participation and involvement in shaping the future of our agency.

St. Stephen's Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

POSITION OVERVIEW

St. Stephen's Housing Programs Department serves households who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Hennepin County. Our programs include Prevention, Diversion, Coordinated Entry Assessments, Fast Track, Rapid Rehousing, and Long-term Supportive Housing for households with children and adults without children. By offering programs of various intensity and length, we hope to be able to provide the level of service each household needs to be successful. The goal in all of our housing programs is to end homelessness by assisting households in stabilizing their housing and achieving self-sufficiency.

The Diversion Case Manager position is a member of the Early Intervention team whose shared objective is to interrupt households' homelessness as early as possible. The Diversion Case Manager helps families who have sought shelter work toward housing stability by assisting families to find immediate alternate housing options in order to safely divert them from entering the shelter system. This position will work creatively and collaboratively with families to seek safe alternate housing options, provide short term case management, and, if necessary, provide brief and flexible financial assistance to resolve immediate challenges a family may be facing.

The Case Manager, alongside the Program Manager and other Diversion Case Manager, will monitor spending and services to ensure that program requirements are fulfilled and the programs meet the budgetary and contractual expectations.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide case management for families to assist them with stabilizing their housing (intake, assessment, goal planning, and regular contacts including home visits*).
  • Maintain regular contact with landlords, negotiate payment arrangements, and mediate landlord-tenant issues.
  • Provide financial assistance for participants in compliance with program requirements and budget.
  • Assist with program reporting, ensuring that program is on track to meet contractual goals.
  • Coordinate with Early Intervention Program Manager to ensure compliance with funding expectations.
  • Establish and maintain active working relationships with community partners and other providers.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other agency staff and other community partners to meet the needs of the client.
  • Connect clients to mainstream resources that will continue after the termination of our services.
  • Ensure clients have access to information regarding tenant responsibilities and rights, financial management, and affordable housing opportunities.
  • Complete accurate case notes, data collection, and other documentation for assigned clients in a timely manner.
  • Attend relevant community meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This work consists approximately of 50% direct client contact*, and 50% indirect client-related work (i.e. documentation, communication with partners, preparing for client meetings, attending trainings and community events)

*Please note that currently due to COVID-19, safe physical distancing measures are in place for case management services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants will embrace the following perspectives:

  • Commitment to St. Stephen's values and mission of ending homelessness.
  • Commitment to working towards an anti-racist culture both within St. Stephen's and the broader community.
  • Holds the belief that every household can achieve housing stability.
  • Commitment to harm reduction and housing first philosophies.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work respectfully with clients, coworkers, and key stakeholders who are diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religion.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with people experiencing a crisis through use of trauma informed care, client centered care, and strengths-based approaches.
  • Ability to meet expectations regarding paperwork and documentation through organizational skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and accurately, competency and comfort using technology and computers.

Experience that gives applicants the required skills, abilities, and perspectives listed above are commonly gained through one or more of the following:

  • Personal experience with homelessness;
  • Experience working, interning, or volunteering with people experiencing homelessness;
  • An Associates, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in a relevant field such as Social Work (with accompanying licensure), Human Services, or Family Studies.

We encourage applicant with lived experience to apply. However, if you have received services from St. Stephen's Human Services within the last two years this will make you ineligible for employment.

This position requires use of your own personal vehicle for Agency business and will be required to maintain liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Have a valid Driver's License and pass a DHS NetStudy 2.0 background check and a driving record background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years' experience working with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Fluency in languages used by our clients (Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, ASL)
  • Conflict Mediation education, knowledge, and/or experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sedentary work Sitting most of the time with occasional walking. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Must be able to attend home visits and apartment showings with clients, including units that may only be accessible by climbing stairs

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Visit ststephensmpls.isolvedhire.com and select the opening for which you wish to apply. Submit your information under "Apply Now" and you will be directed to the full application, where you can upload your resume and cover letter both are required. If you have previously created an account to apply for a position at St. Stephen's, login to your account before attempting to apply for another position.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified applicants will be selected for interviews as applications are received. No phone calls please.


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