What to Expect
At the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, we believe in what we do. People matter. People don't have rooves over their heads. People don't have doors that lock. We don't think that's the way things should be, and we are doing our best to stop it.
Our direct service programs employ the best practices in the industry and we employ them with the highest level of excellence that we know how. We seek constant improvement; improvement requires change. Therefore, change is the normal way of life in how we serve our clients.
The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is seeking highly qualified applicants for one available position providing Housing Stabilization Case Management services to clients experiencing homelessness North Central (Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg) WV. The Housing Stabilization Case Manager will work in collaboration with the existing WVCEH staff in the Eastern Panhandle, Parkersburg, and Southern WV to assist in locating and securing affordable housing and provide on-going case management services, which may include budgeting, life skills, transportation, referrals, crisis intervention services and advocacy, for clients.
Responsibilities and Duties
Housing Stabilization Case Manager will be part of each community's local housing prioritization team, or work diligently to aid in the development of prioritization for housing within the community.
A successful Housing Stabilization Case Manager is able to demonstrate care and develop significant trust with clients while maintaining strong boundaries in client relationships.
Housing Stabilization Case Manager will assist clients in breaking the cycle of homelessness by moving them from the street to appropriate housing and accessing necessary social services resources using a housing first philosophy.
Housing Stabilization Case Manager will work to identify local landlords to secure housing units, negotiate rental rates, maintain landlord relationships, and process rental assistance paperwork for payment.
Housing Stabilization Case Manager will provide individualized client support, using evidence-based case management tools, throughout the entire journey by helping each client develop a plan to address their barriers, increase their income, and maintain and sustain permanent housing.
Each Housing Stabilization Case Manager should maintain a caseload of no more than 20 households at any given time. A majority of the employee's time will be spent in clients' homes and out in the community providing services and support.
Qualifications and Skills
Successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, able to prioritize tasks and manage a complex array of needs.
Applicant should have an understanding in all areas related to homelessness, substance abuse and mental health.
Ideally, candidates will have prior experience with people experiencing homelessness.
Must have good problem-solving skills, communication and conflict resolution skills, and be proficient with computers.
Prior experience using the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a plus but not required.
Housing Stabilization Case Manager will need an understanding of community resources and the wherewithal to navigate complex eligibility requirements for community resources.
Professional, mature demeanor with the ability to work independently is required.
The successful candidate will have reliable transportation and must be willing to travel regularly throughout the designated region and to State office in Bridgeport, WV.
Selected candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree in related field or comparable experience and be willing to start immediately upon hire.
Salary commensurate on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, vision, PTO, Holidays, and 401K.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line "North Central Housing Stabilization CM" to email@example.com by August 9, 2019.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.