Case Manager (Rental Assistance)

$53,767 - $67,750 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jul 08, 2024
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Case Manager (Rental Assistance)

Job ID: 107523

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES

Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

https://www.clackamas.us/countyadmin/spirit

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.

CLOSE DATE

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Annual Pay Range: $53,767.31 - $67,749.92

Hourly Pay Range: $27.572979 - $34.743549

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a51ff5d3-d243-49ba-aa11-15324f4c0bf8! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a Full Time County position represented by the Employees' Association.

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JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Clackamas County's Social Services Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services Department is currently a Case Manager to support their Rental Assistance Team in providing service to community members who are at risk of being evicted and experiencing housing instability. The Case Manager will provide case management and support to individuals and families, helping to match individual needs, preferences, and eligibility with a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other resources in Clackamas County. Primary responsibilities in this position will include delivering homelessness and eviction prevention rental support to community members using a person-centered, Housing First model.

Successful candidates will have the ability to relate to the underserved, homeless and disabled populations and ability to work independently or as part of a team, be highly organized, assume responsibility, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, multitask, be flexible, and maintain a high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with case management and experience working in a social services, housing services, and/or homelessness prevention program environment.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the position
• Direct case management experience, or a comparable function, working with homeless and/or low-income populations
• At least one (1) year using creative problem solving, with successful results, in preventing people at high risk of homelessness from becoming homeless, or helping who have been homeless access and maintain permanent housing
• Experience using Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and Word
• Experience using virtual programs such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
• Knowledge of methods and techniques of strengths-based case management, principles and techniques of interviewing, offering supportive services and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of effective recordkeeping techniques and skill to maintain accurate and concise records
• Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to advance equity in all aspects of program delivery

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Knowledge of social, health care, culturally specific, financial, and general community resources
• Experience and skills related to providing housing navigation, placement, and retention services
• Case management experience with a high-volume caseload
• Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Provide homelessness prevention and housing retention services using a person-centered, Housing First model.
• Assess and document program eligibility for cases being processed and/or coming in to the rent assistance team. Accept referrals from Coordinated Housing Access system and Public Health. Gather documentation and information to confirm initial program eligibility.
• Promote and advance equity in approach to work with case management and supporting team members, initial and ongoing engagement, and in broader community as appropriate.
• Establish participant rent, utility and eligible arrears payment levels based on participant income, documented outstanding unit rent and federal, state, and grant requirements. Prepare initial and subsequent rent and related payment vouchers in compliance with state and county regulations.
• Work closely with participants to access needed services and transition back to paying full rent on their own, including a household budget if appropriate. Help address participant needs, preferences, and values using assessment and communication skills; assist participants to receive additional needed and preferred services using knowledge of public and private resources.
• Coordinate with health care providers, social service personnel, and other agencies to help participants obtain services; including but not limited to employment and training services, unemployment, SNAP, TANF and health care enrollment. Advocate for participants as needed and requested with public and private agencies, schools, and others.
• Maintain participant records in a timely, complete and organized manner.
• Collect and submit required data for Service Point Homeless Management Information System at entry, exit, and in the event of interim changes.
• Prevent emergencies whenever possible through proactive communication including with landlords and property managers. Respond to emergencies and negotiate resolution of problems.
• Report witnessed or suspected abuse and neglect of children, older adults, and/or people with disabilities.

WORK SCHEDULE

This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off):

• Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
• This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Social Services Division provides assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and low-income residents of Clackamas County.

Social Services is a Division of the http://www.clackamas.us/h3s/

http://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/.

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.
• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.
• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.
• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.
• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.
• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.
• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.
• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.
• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/6b3147a3-bf84-4f52-8238-64a37e936b4f

https://www.clackamas.us/jobs#helpwiththeapplication

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).

HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

https://www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html

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VISA SPONSORSHIP

Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

RECRUITING QUESTIONS?

Kelly Schaefer, Recruiter
mailto:KSchaefer@clackamas.us?subject=RECRUITMENT%20QUESTIONS

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5380061

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