Case Manager-Intensive Services-Southside Terrace
Omaha Housing Authority
Case Manager-Intensive Services-Southside Terrace
The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha and established in 1935. Omaha Housing Authority contracts with HUD to provide safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate-income individuals through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.
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The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation plans; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. Omaha Housing Authority is actively seeking diverse candidates and affirming of all identities. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.ohauthority.org.
$41,108 – $57,400
The Case Manager – Intensive Services will provide outreach, advocacy and supportive services to residents of Omaha Housing Authority through the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. The Case Manager will work to support residents in setting and achieving short and long-term goals for themselves and their families, connect to supportive programming and mainstream resources, and assist households in housing stability.
Intensive case management responsibilities begin at this level. Educational requirements are very specific. Decision-making, problem-solving, autonomy, and highly developed interpersonal skills are critical. This position requires high level of social work skills, practice and knowledge.
-Conduct a comprehensive assessment of household strengths and needs.
-Assist tenants to identify long and short-term goals (strong focus on housing, education, employment, and health goals).
-Assists the clients in identification of strengths, needs and goals, including meeting obligations of tenancy to maintain their home.
-Develop and maintain an Individualized Progress Plan in cooperation with the residents and their families.
-Identify and mitigate barriers to meeting goals.
-Identify and enroll eligible tenants in Section 3.
-Schedule and hold regular on-going case management meetings with residents (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.)
-Outreach and frequent ongoing collaboration with identified community partners is essential.
-Provides, either directly or by referral to other agencies, planned and crisis response services to meet the needs of the household including concrete supports, interventions to reduce stress and mitigate trauma histories.
-Identify, refer, and regularly check in on warm hand-offs made to community partners.
-Initiate/ attend partner meetings to case conference specific resident needs, identifying referral options and service gaps.
-Evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of community service providers on an ongoing basis to ensure clients are receiving quality care.
-Complete data entry associated with assessments, case plans, referrals and their outcomes.
-Work in collaboration with the Property Manager, maintenance, and other OHA team members to serve tenants and meet identified needs.
-Work is completed in client homes, on-site at property locations, in the community, and other non-traditional settings.
-Ensure safety and security measures are followed.
-Provide problem-solving and crisis intervention services to empower clients to develop self-sufficiency.
-Work both independently, with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
-Utilize trauma-informed care and culturally competent principles in providing services.
-Some travel is required, including use of personal vehicle and transportation of clients.
-Dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
-Performs other program related duties as assigned.
-Works occasional weekend and evening hours, as needed for community events.
-Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and two (2) years’ experience working with low-income individuals or families or equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge and skills.
-Bilingual preferred; with the ability to understand and to make one’s self understood to Somali, Arabic, Maay Maay, and/or Spanish speaking individuals
-Required to have proficiency in using the computer, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Sheets.
-Excellent skills in the areas of communication, interpersonal relationship building, and self-directed approach to work.
-Must retain all data collected in a confidential manner. Ability to present confidential information and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
-Must be able to effectively assess participants using technical and operational knowledge.
-Must maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the OHA Auto insurance carrier.
-Must have reliable and insured transportation to perform home visits throughout the work day on a daily basis.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Work is performed in a field setting on-site at the housing properties. Normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises, and considerable public contact are expected. Frequent exposure to weather conditions, (heat, cold, rain and snow).
Ability to sit, stand and walk up to 100% of the time; and reach stoop, squat, push, pull and type up to 25% of the time.
Ability to move objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds up to 33% of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
(Any one position may not use all of the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification)
OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity
Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.
December 31, 2023