|Job Title||Intensive Housing Case Manager|
|Posted By||Alexian Brothers Health System|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> North Chicagoland -> Lake|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Part-time|
Title: Intensive Housing Case Manager (IHCM)
Community Housing – Lake County/Waukegan, IL
Reports To: Director of Community Housing, Director of The Harbor
As part of the Alexian Brothers Housing & Health Alliance staff, the part-time Intensive Housing Case Manager for the agency’s Community Housing – Lake County Program serves a caseload of up to 8 clients who receive subsidized housing assistance (funded through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development) and intensive case management. The IHCM provides intensive case management and housing support (which includes locating and securing private market housing units available to homeless/at-risk individuals) for a caseload of clients with a history of homelessness, a disability such as HIV and often dual and multi-diagnosed. Services include assessment of need, service planning and service plan follow-up, linkages and referrals (including mental health and substance abuse referrals), financial resource management, and advocacy.
This position is located in Waukegan, IL. This is a part-time position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide screening to potential clients to determine program eligibility and appropriateness for housing placement;
Utilizing a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, prepares individual service plans to address client needs;
Instructs clients in budgeting, employment interviewing and job search, and other necessary skills to secure and maintain housing;
Assists in the identification of “service gaps” and needs at the program level;
Locates and secures appropriate private market housing units available to homeless or at-risk individuals in the Lake County area;
Develops and maintains good working relationships with property owners and landlords of client-occupied apartments;
Provides intensive and ongoing monitoring of clients to maintain housing stability, provides support and crisis intervention as necessary (especially with respect to mental health and substance abuse issues), and ensures adherence with program guidelines;
Meets with landlords and service providers to help resolve conflicts that might arise with referred clients and also negotiates linkages/referrals to provide follow-up services;
Documents all case activities in client charts in a timely manner;
Networks with other housing service providers to ensure that the housing needs of homeless or at-risk individuals are adequately addressed;
Participates in coalitions and organizations which help promote greater resources for clients;
Develops and maintains professional relationships with social service and government agencies and with other organizations to enhance service delivery and to interpret agency programs to other social service and government agencies, the public, and civic groups;
Continues his/her professional development by active, self-initiated, participation in/with supervision, in-house training, conferences, seminars, and independent study;
Participate in all supervisory, team, and agency meetings including bi-monthly agency meetings in Chicago;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in social work/human services-related field;
Previous case management experience, preferred;
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required;
Ability to manage multiple tasks often under time deadlines;
Case management, HIV/AIDS, MISA, and/or housing/residential experience;
Sensitivity toward and the ability to work with a diverse, at-risk, formerly homeless population (racial, ethnic, national origin, religious, gender, and sexual orientation);
Ability to work both independently and in a collegial multidisciplinary team setting;
Valid driver’s license with access to car – and ability to travel in the Lake County area; and
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
This is a part-time position approximately 20 hours per week and will be based at our office in Waukegan, IL.
Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include generous paid time off, single health insurance (with monthly employee premium contribution), and a supportive work environment.
This job is open for online applications.
Interested candidates should apply online at: