HUD Supportive Housing Case Manager Job Opening

HUD Supportive Housing Case Manager

Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority

Birmingham, Alabama
Category: Case Manager

HUD Supportive Housing Case Manager
Normal Work Hours/Days: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Flexibility required for varied work hours based on program need and individual client requirements. Some evening and weekend hours work will be required.
This HUD Supportive Housing Case Manager position is responsible for the provision of an array of mental health services to individuals living with serious mental ill and experiencing homelessness based on the HUD definition of homeless residing in supervised independent living apartments purchased through the federal HUD Supportive Housing Grant.
Primary Job Functions:
Responsible for providing intensive on-site one-on-one training to individuals with mental ill experiencing homelessness and assistance in independent and basic living skills.
Responsible for providing direct assistance in the maintenance of apartment living that requires bending, lifting and moving objects (furniture, etc.) to assist with cleaning the client’s apartment and other household/outside maintenance chores that the client may or may not be able to achieve on his/her own.
Responsible for accessing a wide range of community services based on individual client need.
Responsible for providing necessary transportation to clients.
Responsible for assessing individual needs and devising individualized needs assessment and case plan.
Responsible for developing and adequately maintaining detailed and accurate client records.
Responsible for maintaining detailed HUD information through HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) as required through the federal grant.
Serve as a team member and works closely with treatment team through day treatment.
Any and all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a human service related field. Two years of experience working with individuals living with mental illness.
Experience with working with individuals experiencing homelessness.
Valid Alabama driver’s license and driving record acceptable to agency automobile insurance carrier for inclusion on agency policy. Suitable automobile to permit the required travel. Must show maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
This position requires completion of the State of Alabama Adult Serious Mental Illness case management training.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of mental illness, symptoms and treatment regimens.
Ability to work autonomously
Knowledge of the special needs and behavioral characteristics of individuals experiencing serious mental illness.
Knowledge of the community and available community resources.
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the human series provider agencies in the catchment area.
Knowledge of the legal and ethical issues relative to confidentiality of client records and the ability to interpret and apply them within the scope of the position.
Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
Working knowledge of developing needs assessments and case plans.
Ability to document activities and maintain records in a timely fashion.
Skills in interpersonal relationships and dynamics.
Considerable written and expressive communication skills.
Acquainted with the use and side effects of psychotropic medications.
Ability to lift, bend, and move objects on a day-to-day basis.