This position of Intensive Case Manager will provide targeted services to the most vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County through interventions and work force strategies. Individuals employing a “whatever it takes” approach to assist clients with transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing is who we are seeking.
Clients served will primarily be homeless, who
have a chronic illness or physical disability, and are high utilizers of public
services. The Intensive Case Manager shall serve as the central point of
contact for the referred client. Case management services may range from highly
intensive individualized support to less intensive support for activities
related to acquiring and maintaining housing, and associated supportive
Receives referrals from DMH and DHS, and assess for
eligibility and enrollment to program.
Assist clients with access to temporary housing,
through referrals, until permanent housing placement is secured
Develop and implement individualized case management
Perform comprehensive psychosocial re-assessments and
update case management services plan on an ongoing basis, but not less
than once every three (3) months.
Ongoing monitoring and follow up, including medication
reviews; assistance with benefits establishment; crisis management, client
education; health coaching and self-management support; coordination and
collaboration with Health Agency partners.
Provides transportation as needed via bus fare/pass,
outside vendors, and personal vehicle.
Assists with client obtaining permanent housing, which
includes providing housing location services, overcoming barriers which
may interfere with obtaining permanent housing, providing assistance and
educating the client on negotiating rental agreements.
Establishes relationships with landlords/agencies with
available affordable housing units.
Aids client with budgeting and money management (i.e.,
assistance with household budgeting, overcoming unfavorable credit
Provides services in the field, office, in the home, or
Ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team
Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) was founded February 1994 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of providing mental health and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California Los Angeles. The mission of Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) is to provide quality mental health and social services to vulnerable populations in South Los Angeles. These populations consist of mentally ill, homeless mentally ill, multi-diagnosed individuals with substance abuse disorder, interface with the criminal justice system. By providing culturally relevant and sensitive services which are designed to improve the quality of their lives, SCHARP will have a significant impact upon the neediest residents of this community.
BA Degree preferred, and two (2) years related
experience with the chronically mentally ill and homeless population, and/or in
social services related field.
Excellent written and verbal skills is a must.
Must be computer literate and able to compose correspondence notes with correct
grammar. Must be proficient with Windows operating system and email.
Familiarization with Clinivate/Clinitrak electronic medical record highly