Lantern Community Services
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Objective 

Lantern Community Services is seeking a dynamic and engaging Case Manager who has experience working with formerly homeless, mentally ill single adults in a supportive housing environment. The Case Manager will be expected to assist this population in stabilizing their lives, maintaining their housing stability and attaining their physical, emotional, vocational, educational and social goals. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge as well as experience working with individual that has been impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, legal, criminal justice and medical issues.  Additionally, the Case Manager will be passionate about helping people; be a proactive and creative problem solver; and work well both as a part of an interdisciplinary team and independently. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage residents and promotes health and wellness, personal growth, and housing stability.
  • Collaborate with residents in the development of client centered, recovery oriented service plans that identify short and long-term goals.
  • Utilize a harm reduction approach to support a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals around issues of mental health and substance use. 
  • Make referrals and serve as a liaison with various care coordination agencies, health and mental health providers, substance use programs and employment providers to secure services. 
  • Actively engage residents through regular apartment visits, community outings and escorts to appointments as needed.  
  • Develop safety plans for residents and work with the team to deescalate clients and collaboratively manage crisis as they arise.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of groups and programs that are appropriate for the residents' needs and fosters an inclusive, respectful community. 
  • Develop and maintain confidential records for each resident according to mandated schedule documenting all relevant interventions and assessments as well as correspondence with collateral services.
  • Collaborate with the Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability.
  • Participate in staff and clinical meetings and individual supervision to ensure best practices in the performance of role responsibilities. 
  • Participate in a robust training program that includes training in evidenced based models to ensure highest level of service is provided to clients.
  • Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • BA/BS required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology; MSW/ Master's degree preferred 
  • One year of experience working with single adults impacted by poverty, chronic homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and/or medical issues required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Highly organized and able to manage a diverse case load of clients with diverse needs.
  • Able to work well under pressure including in crisis situations and able to be flexible with work schedule when necessary.
  • Track record of proactive, strength-based work with individuals and families.
  • Experience with ETO or other electronic case management systems.
  • Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing, preferred.

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of a mental health, substance using or chronically  homelessness population
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