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Social Worker

Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Greeley
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Case Manager directs and facilitates the delivery of appropriate support services for participant households as indicated by relevant service modalities. Job duties include conducting needs-based and program eligibility assessments, engaging in community outreach, providing case management services, and program-wide service coordination. Case Manager is charged with making demonstrable progress towards obtaining and applying knowledge and experience in field-relevant best practices and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides case management services to Program Clients.

Responsible for identifying and serving the unique needs of participant households participating in Volunteers of America programs; uses screening and assessment tools to ensure completion of needs-based screenings.

Responsible for understanding and implementing the assigned program according to program funder and Volunteers of America standards and expectations.

Conducts community-wide outreach to identify eligible participant households presenting with substantial barriers to housing stability.

Provides group educational and other activities for current or prospective program clients as assigned.

Supports team members by serving as a resource for analyzing and solving problems and staying abreast of current issues and theories within the field.

Attends orientations, trainings, education programs, staff meetings, community meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested and applicable to meet the needs of the position

May provide training and mentorship to team members and community stakeholders regarding best practices in relevant service models and practices.

Promptly and clearly documents all client interactions along with required eligibility and demographic information using designated data bases.

Performs duties in a professional manner by maintaining the confidentially of all information and by participating effectively within and across teams.

Participates in professional development activities to promote the development of knowledge and experience in field-relevant best practices and standards and makes demonstrable progress towards working in accordance with these practices and standards.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

Models core culture attributes of VOACO that include AIRS (Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service).

Models and VOACOs three strategical critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

N/A

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

Bachelors degree in human services, social work, or a closely related field or related experience.

One year of direct experience in the provision of human services.

Must possess a Colorado drivers license and state-mandated automobile insurance.

Must possess a personal vehicle that may be used for work-related travel (reimbursement for mileage is available).

Must complete agency and program credentialing within 12 weeks of hire and maintain credentialing standards thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) Certification

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge and skill in the application of Harm Reduction, Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Housing First Principles.

Ability to respectfully and professionally serve individuals hailing from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ideologies, and religions.

Ability to work and thrive within a diverse, multicultural team environment.

Ability to take initiative and work independently.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Proficient computer skills, to include proficiency with the following: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); communication and collaboration tools (Slack, Zoom, Google Teams); digital calendars (Google, Outlook); file sharing programs (Dropbox, Google Drive); and project management software (Asana)

Proficient with Windows operating system.

Ability to apply appropriate self-care in the face of often difficult and/or traumatic situations which commonly present while working with persons in need of services.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Travel throughout the programs service area is required on a regular basis.

Must be able to work in diverse environments such as homeless shelters, service facilities, streets, offices, and all other locations as necessary to fulfill program objectives.

Bending, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Crouching, Squatting, Lifting (30 to 50 pounds) Balancing, Standing, Sitting, Hand/Foot motions, Walking, Seeing (Close and distant vision, Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Assess, Estimate), Depth Perception, Hearing/Listening, Speaking/Shouting (Communicate, Discern, Convey, Express, Exchange), Use of Hands/Fingers (Grasping, Holding, Touching), Thinking, Calculating, Memory/Recall, Exposure to Indoor and Outdoor environments

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Full-Time

Work hours may vary but comprise a 40-hour workweek with occasional overtime requirements.

LOCATION

Program service areas vary.

Position Salary Range :

$18.77 - $23.02

Starting Pay:

Based on experience

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Volunteer/Wellness Day

Tuition Assistance

Pension and 403b Retirement Plan

Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances

Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Accident Insurance

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program

Employee Discount Program

LifeLock with Norton

Keywords: Volunteers of America, Greeley , Social Worker, Other , Greeley, Colorado

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