Lutheran Social Services of Northern California Seeks Case Manager for our Sacramento Youth Program
Please note that candidates must possess a Master's degree to be considered.
About the Organization: Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS) supports dignity and stability for our community’s most vulnerable by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency. LSS’ service area is Northern California and we maintain offices and programs in Concord, Sacramento, San Francisco and Stockton.
Program Overview: Fostering Future Success (FFS) is a program for foster youth, ages 18-21 that provides intensive case management while allowing them to live independently in their own apartment. These youth often have multiple issues: they may have dropped out of high school, they have mental health and substance abuse issues, they have few, if any, independent living and job seeking skills. FFS provides intensive case management services designed to teach independent living skills, and assist the youth in reaching their education and employment goals.
About the Position: This is an exciting time to be part of LSS! We are experiencing dynamic program growth and expansion and are strong and fiscally solvent. We have built a great team in our youth programs and are looking for an individual to join this team as a Case Manager. A strong candidate will maintain a strength-based perspective while assisting youth in achieving their optimal levels of self-sufficiency and will have understanding of best practices in youth services. They will have a strong background in providing comprehensive integrated services to diverse people, and in maintaining high ethical standards when dealing with others. They must represent ideals that foster community change and build partnerships with community-based organizations.
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.
Lutheran Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace
People with diverse personal experiences are urged to apply, especially people of color, bi-lingual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, women, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Relocation reimbursement is NOT available for this position. If an offer is extended, qualified candidates must provide proof of eligibility to reside and work within the United States without sponsorship
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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