Housing Case Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Housing Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of homelessness prevention and housing stabilization services to tenants who were formerly homeless. The position calls for delivery of services to program participants by establishing relationships with community service providers; providing information and referral assistance to tenants; intervening in tenant crises; providing eviction prevention services; coordinating activities that develop community, and facilitating occupational opportunities for tenants. The Housing Case Manager maintains service delivery based on the values inherent in Plymouth’s mission; the principles of cultural proficiency and anti-racism; the tenets of harm reduction; and the ‘housing first’ philosophy.

ABOUT PLYMOUTH

Plymouth Housing Group is non-profit organization with 155+ employees and an annual operating budget of over $17 million. Our mission is to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very-low-income people in housing by preserving, developing, and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very-low-income people to improve their lives. Plymouth owns and operates 12 apartment buildings in the downtown Seattle corridor, providing permanent homes to over 1,000 people. For the most part, our residents are the most challenged homeless people in our community—those struggling with one or more disability such as mental illness, chemical dependency, severe medical and physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and the effects of aging and poverty.

ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS

(Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)

Education: BA/BS degree in a human service field.  Advanced education can be substituted for experience and/or years of experience can be substituted for the required degree.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with homeless and low-income individuals, including persons living with mental and physical illnesses, chemical dependency/addictions, disabilities, HIV/AIDS.

Other Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnic diversity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; good organizational skills with ability to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines in a professional manner; proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications; particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook; must be able to work efficiently and effectively with customized databases and technology, and conduct Internet research; ability to develop and sustain successful relationships with community agencies and resources; able to work a 40-hour work week, including one weeknight late shift (11:30 am-8 pm) and willingness to work Thanksgiving Day morning; valid Washington State Driver License and driving record acceptable to Plymouth’s insurers.

COMPENSATION: $15.39 – $18.51 (DOE)

BENEFITS: Excellent benefit package – medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, and group life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible benefit plan, paid time off, paid holidays, bus pass subsidy, discounted gym membership & Employee Assistance Program.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter, and application (available at www.plymouthhousing.org) to Human Resources, Plymouth Housing Group, 2113 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121, or e-mail to jobs@plymouthhousing.org. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open until filled.

 

Plymouth Housing Group is committed to doing its work with compassion and respect for the dignity, worth

 and uniqueness of all people and all cultures.

 

PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

PEOPLE OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY