OMNI Human Resource Management

SSVF Case Manager/Outreach Specialist

US-MO-Kansas City
Job ID
2017-1723
Client
reStart, Inc

Overview

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For more than 30 years, reStart Inc. has provided housing and services to homeless youth, families, men, and women to end homelessness in the Kansas City community.

 

A pioneer in the field, reStart is the only homeless agency in Kansas City serving all homeless populations, including singles, couples, gay, straight and transgender individuals, as well as youth ages 12-18, non-traditional families, persons with HIV/AIDS and individuals with substance use and mental health related issues.

 

They are seeking an SSVF Case Manager/Outreach Specialist to join their team.

Responsibilities

The SSVF Case Manager/Outreach Specialist will carry a caseload of 20 households and work closely with the local Veterans Association Health Care for Homeless Veteran (HCHV) program, the local Veterans Center and local social services providers and benefit agencies, shelters and other community agencies to identify and engage veterans and veteran families that are literally homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.  The Case Manager/Outreach Specialist will screen all outreach contacts for eligibility for reStart’s SSVF program.  This position will be a part of coordinated entry weekly housing placement meetings and community case conferencing based on the by-name registry. Also, community/street outreach is to be strategically conducted.

  • Provide outreach services in Jackson and Wyandotte Counties for the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program.
  • Develop quality relationships with local Veteran Administration benefits and service agencies/organizations.
  • Identify and complete threshold screening of veteran families for eligibility and need for the SSVF program services.
  • Assist in the initial identification of family barriers such as absence of benefits, mental health concerns, drugs and alcohol issues, domestic violence concerns, disabilities, etc.
  • Work closely with SSVF Case Managers to ensure a smooth transition into the program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or human services field required; Veteran preferred.
  • Minimum five years' relevant experience with a unique understanding of working with homeless individuals/families, veterans and/or other underserved populations is required.
  • Demonstrated track record and an ability to work effectively with clients, internal staff members and external partners.
  • Must possess good communication skills, empathy, positive attitude, ethics and integrity that would be well represented by reStart.
  • Must be able to pass state screening for child abuse, criminal background check and drug test.

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Please direct general questions to OMNI Human Resource Management

 

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

 

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