Case Managers provide ongoing services and support in the community to homeless/formerly homeless veterans enrolled in the HUD VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Case Management Program presenting with complex treatment and housing needs. Core daily activities include outreach, service coordination, home visitation, and linkage to medical/behavioral health/substance abuse treatment/housing services/public benefits.
Key responsibilities include:
Working as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals engage and provide case management services to intensive high needs homeless/formerly homeless Veterans with active mental illness, and substance abuse disorders and co-occurring medical conditions in the community and their homes.
Accurately assessing psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family.
Conducting psychosocial assessments and providing service coordination to prevent negative outcomes and events among high-risk Veterans.
Coordinating with the Housing Team in the home finding process.
Monitoring Veterans’ ability to function independently and maintaining wellness in the community.
Connect veterans to VA and community resources, makes appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services needed, in coordination with other team members as appropriate.
Accurately and expediently document all services rendered in an electronic health record system; must have good computer proficiency.
Minimum BSW or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the social sciences or family therapy, and
at least five (5) years of demonstrated case management experience working with homeless population or similarly challenging adult population.
Strong preference for Master’s degree with at least one (1) year of demonstrated case management experience.
Experience working with Veterans, homeless population, and/or people with active mental illness.
Prior experience working in housing/supporting housing programs.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a Security/background investigation via NACI (National Agency Check with Written Inquiries) and a SAC (Special Agreement Check) which includes electronic fingerprinting and drug screening.
U.S. citizenship or legal resident status will be verified as part of this process. Each candidate must complete a credentialing process at the local VA medical center (i.e. Vet Pro). (30 – 60 days)
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to travel independently throughout the community via mass transit and/or car.
Carlos Lopez & Associates LLC is committed to a drug-free workplace. This position will require a pre-employment drug test and may be subject to random drug testing.
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance - 70% of premium paid for by Company, $10,000 Life Insurance Policy - 100% of premium paid for by Company, Dental, Vision, AFLAC, 401K matching plan, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave.
Internal Number: CM-HV-LA
About Carlos Lopez & Associates LLC
Founded in 2012, Carlos Lopez & Associates LLC is a prime contractor with the US Department of Veteran Administration (VA) providing HUD-VASH Case Management services designed to help enrolled veterans referred by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secure and maintain stable housing and prevent a return to homelessness. Case Management services are provided in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles, CA. In April of 2020, CL&A was awarded an additional VA contract to provide homeless Veteran residential services on the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center Campus.
All services are grounded in a Housing First philosophy. Core daily activities include outreach, service coordination, home visitation, and linkage to medical/behavioral health/substance abuse treatment/housing services/public benefits.
Our employees enjoy a competitive salary, opportunities for development, a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP Services, AFLAC, a matching 401K plan, Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Leave.