Job Title: Hawk Cares Case Manager – Cosumnes River College
Program: Sacramento Area
Classification: Regular Full-time with Benefits
Reports to: Program Manager
Work hours: 7.5 hour workday – 5 day work week
AGENCY OVERVIEW: LSS of Northern California is a Non-Profit agency providing services in supportive housing and money management.
Cosumnes River College is a comprehensive community college and is proud to serve the higher educational needs of residents in south Sacramento County, including the Elk Grove and Laguna areas.
MISSION STATEMENT: LSS of Northeran California promotes stability and honors the dignity of those we serve by proiding supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency.
Cosumnes River College is an open access, student-centered, comprehensive community college that prepares students to realize their educational and career aspirations through exemplary transfer, general, and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. CRC also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning, community service, and workforce development programs.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Hawk Cares Program Manager (Care Manager) works directly with Cosumnes River College (CRC) to provide housing and other basic needs services to homeless and at risk students. Many students are in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addictions, have mental health diagnoses, or are dually diagnosed. Many students are former foster youth. Many have experienced domestic violence, abandonment, or abuse. Care management services assist in achieving and maintaining stability as well as self-improvement and self-sufficiency. The person selected for this postion will oversee the Hawk Cares Program, a program designed to meet the basic needs of CRC’s students including but not limited to the food and housing insecurity and the emergency loan program. The Care Manager postion will be located on CRC’s campus and will report to the Student Life Supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Whole Person Case Management
Emergency Loan Program
Ready to Rent
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to use hands to hold objects, writing instruments, or files; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms, to use a computer and smell. The employee must be able to climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to read, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to see, review and share the organizations secure electronic and physical files with other program staff; the incumbent will also have access to the organization’s and other highly confidential information. Because of this, the employee must have the ability to perform the job at the location of the assigned program or field office(s).
The employee frequently will be required to travel to locations within the regional areas of CRC. The employee may on occasion transport students and help the student (physically and emotionally) navigate government, education, health care and other social service systems. This may require standing in lines, walking up and down stairs and driving and transporting students to multiple destinations on any given day. and will conduct case management visits within student’s homes as required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally work outside in weather conditions and is exposed to vibration while driving a car.
Lutheran Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Mission and Vision
LSS of Northern California promotes stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency. We envision communities that have hope, stability, and a path to self-sufficiency.
The roots of LSS were planted in 1883 in San Francisco when a group of West Coast Lutherans gathered to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. In the first organized expression of Lutheran social ministry for West Coast Lutherans, money was collected for the care of orphans.
By 1925, an institutional chaplaincy program was established and began serving the elderly in residential care facilities. In 1945, the Lutheran Welfare Council of Northern California was formed to act as a social service agency supported by Lutheran churches of the area. It offered a range of programs and advocacy calling for social reform to help the needy. In 1967, the Lutheran Child and Family Service and the Lutheran Welfare Service merged to become Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS).
In the years that followed, LSS secured contracts for home management training, transitional housing, child abuse prevention, and substance abuse prevention. LSS responded to the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s by creating the city’s first financial management and representative payee services. This program continues to serve more than 2,000 people with special needs. LSS was one of the first faith-based agencies in San Francisco to respond to the AIDS crisis.
In 1996, money management programs became a major focus and a foundation for other support services for vulnerable individuals and families, such as case management and supportive housing. In 1998, we began providing case management services in permanent supportive housing sites. Every year, LSS helps thousands of individuals with acute needs, including the elderly, young families, people with mental illness or disabilities, the chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence, individuals fighting addictions, people living with HIV/AIDS and young people who are struggling to transition from the foster care system to independence.
LSS works to address the underlying causes of homelessness, which may include mental illness, disability, chronic disease, unemployment, poverty, addiction, placement in the foster care system or surviving a disaster. We provide case management and support services in five permanent supportive housing sites in San Francisco, as well as to individuals in additional supportive housing sites in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
LSS is part of a network of 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations, making it one of the largest non-profit healthcare and social services systems in the United States. These organization touch the lives one in every 40 people in the nation and have a combined annual operating budgets in excess of $3.5 billion.
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