The Case Manager / Host Home Recruiter has an exciting opportunity to provide services to homeless youth in Santa Cruz County by matching them up with caring adults who are willing to take them into their homes for stabilization and support. The Case Manager will market the program to families throughout the county to recruit homes, train them and match to youth referred through the Homeless Management Information System. This role is responsible for retention of host homes as well facilitating trainings and certifications for host home members. In addition, will provide case management to clients assigned to the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruitment, screening, ongoing support, and retention of hosts
Communication practices between partner organizations to assure needs and concerns of youth and hosts are being addressed in a regular and systematic way
Plan and execute activities to implement the Host Home Program.
Activities to recruit, screen, support, and retain hosts
Assessment, intake and weekly case management of youth placed in host homes or other shared living options
Obtain training in the Santa Cruz HMIS system to manage client referrals and update status of placement options
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in recruiting host homes (rooms).
Knowledge of the Santa Cruz county homeless youth community, street outreach focused on youth and LGBTQ community, issues faced and cutting edge solutions and resolutions with prior experience planning and implementing outreach activities.
Must be punctual, efficient and organized; effective and professional under pressure.