Resource Advocate/Case Manager

  • Full-time
  • Belfast, ME
  • September 11, 2022

EMPLOYER: Waldo Community Action Partners

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Description:

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is seeking a Resource Advocate/Case Manager!

The Resource Advocate/Case Manager meets program and client needs by managing program referrals, assuring a high quality of care/service to program clients, provides for ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation, and overall evaluation of individual client needs specific to building self-sufficiency in families. The Resource Advocate/Case Manager works with the Community Partnerships Director to assist in reporting functions, including state and federal mechanisms and databases for tracking consumers of services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: promotional work for the program, assessing needs of the clients served; assuring compliance with program requirements, including reporting requirements; assure and promote coordination with internal and external providers, referral sources and community partners; and provides direct care and assessment for program clients. The Resource Advocate/Case Manager assists in the development of program plans, policies, and procedures and the implementation of those plans, policies and procedures at the program level. The overall goal of the position is to enhance the caliber of client management and satisfaction, in order to improve their quality of life. Align with agency mission in all aspects of work.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

Assists with program reporting requirements by:

1. Managing referrals and discharges for program services
2. Providing information for reports as needed
3. Maintaining ongoing census/data reporting into identified client record
4. Assisting with program required monthly and quarterly reporting for contracts and funding
5. Assisting in developing/measuring and reporting of performance outcomes

Maintains program operations by:

1. Following policies and procedures for efficient and effective delivery of client services
2. Providing client assessment of needs, service-plan development and delivery of services
3. Maintaining record-keeping and data entry processes to document services and outcomes
4. Implementing recommendations for improvement to care/service
5. Ensuring appropriate documentation according to policy and regulatory oversight requirements
6. Collaboratively working to assess standards, processes, and protocols for efficient work flow
7. Participating in supervision and staff meetings
8. Managing program related expenses in a cost-effective manner

Collaborates with peers/colleagues within agency and across programs by:

1. Providing added individual and program consultation as needed
2. Ensuring appropriate interdepartmental coordination of services
3. Accepting, coordinating and facilitating referrals across program to meet client need

Maintains professional standing and certifications by:

1. Participating in all trainings, supervision, and consultation activities
2. Understanding and following established agency and program policies and procedures
3. Maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding client or staff related information
4. Seeking consultation as needed and participating in the supervisory process
5. Attending meetings as required

Assures collaborative working relationships and communication outside community agencies by:

1. Collaborating with community agencies to insure collaborative and coordinated services including linkage, referral, case management, team meetings and discharge planning to meet consumer needs
2. Identifying and resolving system and communication breakdowns that present barriers to consumer needs
3. Assisting with identifying and resolving external system and communication breakdowns to assist with consumer need
4. Facilitating consumer connections to other needed services, community resources and natural supports
5. Representing the agency in a professional manner
6. Act as liaison between program services and other programs and relevant partnering agencies
7. Ensuring smooth and responsive referral processes for services and program

Engages in direct provision of services and supports:

1. Provides aggressive outreach and case management services as outlined under program description and contracts
2. Performs direct services as necessary/appropriate to maintain expected productivity levels and meet program needs
3. Builds trusting relationships and cooperative goals based on assessment needs, client and family strengths to provide services and meet identified needs
4. Tracks and maintains consumer and program outcomes for services
5. Coordinates services in order to enable consumers and families to mitigate the impact of poverty on individual and family functioning

Requirements:

General Requirements: • Ability to meet WCAP background clearance requirements • Adequate transportation and ability to meet and maintain WCAP’s minimum insurance standards *Waldo Community Action Partners has adopted a policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our employees, clients and community from the hazard of COVID-19. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at WCAP as of January 31st 2022, unless an employee has an approved medical or religious accommodation on file.

Qualifications:

Skill Requirements: The following experience and skills are considered essential: • Knowledgeable of local and mainstream resources and processes for accessing those resources • Ability to interact with individuals and families experiencing challenging circumstances on a daily basis • Ability to demonstrate sound interpersonal skills (in person and over the phone) with a variety of individuals, including but not limited to individuals, families of consumers, staff, caseworkers, and other external resources • Ability to work effectively, efficiently and cooperatively as part of a team • Ability to work in computerized data system • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Ability to complete and maintain up-to-date reports and charts • Ability to demonstrate strong written skills, including, but not limited to, sound knowledge of spelling and grammar principles • Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple tasks • Ability to interpret regulations and ensure confidentiality • Three years working in a social, family or human services field, required • Experience with assessment, linkage, and referral to community services • Experience working with outreach and/or case management services, background in homeless services, family services, and/or housing services is preferred Education and Skill Requirements: The following education and skills are considered essential: • BA/BS degree in Human Services or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.

How to Apply:

Contact: Bonnie Speck
Phone: (207) 338-6809

To apply for this job email your details to: hr@waldocap.org