HOPWA Case Worker

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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SUMMARY: This position provides case management services for participants in services provided by the HOPWA Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide case management for households participating in the services offered by the Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) program.
  • Prepares and maintains complete and accurate case files and case records.
  • Creates service plans collaboratively with program participants and ensures progress towards the participants housing and financial goals.
  • Coordinates with local social service agencies, health departments, and medical centers to ensure program participants are receiving services necessary to achieve personal goals.
  • Conducts annual assessments and re-certifications to ensure households meet eligibility criteria and are progressing on service plan goals.
  • Assists in the orientation, training, certification, and supervision of volunteers assisting the program.
  • Participates in staff trainings. May facilitate trainings to staff and volunteers, as assigned.
  • Participate in development of permanency planning including aftercare as appropriate.
  • Assists in developing community partnerships and resources.
  • Collaborates with landlords and other housing liaisons to seek out cost effective rental opportunities for clients.
  • Negotiates with landlords and other housing liaisons to reduce fees and/or avoid evictions.
  • Ensures completion of appropriate safety inspections for client housing opportunities.
  • Refers clients to other services and programs as needed.
  • Enter all appropriate information into agency database in a timely manner.
  • Creates and distributes all required reports in a timely manner and as directed by management.
  • Represents the Agency in the community and workplace in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, oral, and written skills.
  • Utilizes a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Qualifications

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree required with two years of related experience or equivalent education and experience.

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