Potential Job Opportunity - Disaster Case Manager
Catholic Charities Portland, OR
- Posted: over a month ago
Disaster Case Manager
Disaster Case Management Program
40 hours/week; Non-exempt
Limited term position; dependent on funding
Reports to: Disaster Case Management Supervisor
Potential Job Opportunity with Catholic Charities of Oregon!!!
Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) has an exciting opportunity to expand our footprint within the State to assist individuals and families impacted by natural disasters across Oregon.
If you are interested in being a part of this life-changing work, please review our potential job opportunities. Please watch for updates to this Posting for more details soon and submit your resume now to this position at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/catholiccharitiesoregon/jobs.
Through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals, and to support their physical and social well-being. Catholic Charities is the official domestic relief agency of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
This position provides direct case management services to disaster survivors and their families through advocacy, information and referral, crisis intervention services and recovery services. Our disaster case management program positions will work within eight counties across the state of Oregon, including the Willamette Valley, Central and Southern parts of Oregon.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct thorough needs assessment and develop a recovery plan to address identified disaster related un-met needs.
- Develop a relationship with client families so as to provide the best advocacy and direction to these families to ensure their reaching self-sufficiency.
- Assist the survivor to determine the best course of action for both short and long term recovery.
- Develop, implement and monitor recovery plans with disaster survivors and their families to return at a minimum to pre-disaster level of well-being.
- Provide extensive and intensive case management and follow-up services.
- Provide highly skilled and culturally sensitive services to diverse populations.
- Provide crisis intervention to individuals and families facing emergencies around food, shelter, medical, re-construction and other needs as presented by client.
- Utilize knowledge of the resources available at all levels of government (federal, state and local), as well as government and community resources to make appropriate referrals to resolve identified issues.
- Conduct home visits as necessary.
- Advocate and interact with other service providers on behalf of participants.
- Ensures complete case files and present case files to Case Management Supervisor for review.
- Maintains current and accurate documentation of services provided to clients.
- Ensures all client data is current in web-based disaster case management database(s).
- Identify and connect disaster survivors to resources on the local, state, and federal level.
- Reports gaps in services to Case Management Supervisor.
- Assist clients in applying for and receiving public and private benefits.
- Attend regular sessions with immediate supervisor.
- Complete statistical reports.
- Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested.
- Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in human services or equivalent lived and or worked experience required.
- Background in case management and/or social work.
- Existing knowledge and understanding of Disaster Case Management requirements and case planning strongly preferred.
- Existing knowledge of state, county, and local community-based agencies servicing disaster survivors strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated competency working with people from diverse cultures. Ability to work with all individuals in a culturally-competent manner.
- Work within a strengths-based trauma informed approach.
- Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in English required; bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
- Ability to effectively work with standard office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint.
- Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
- Commitment to Catholic Charities mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
- Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
- Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast-paced work environment.
- Travel within areas of Oregon required. Must have driver's license, access to vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
- Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required.
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