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Housing Authority Case Manager/Clinical Case Manager  

Category Case Management  

Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the mediation/sleep app Calm, and much more!

*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.

*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.

We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!

The Position

The Housing Authority (HA) Case Manager/Clinical Case Manager provides case management along with service and resource coordination with clients that are low-income and in crisis or emergency situations.  Family Service Agency contracts with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) to provide case management services to support the unique social service needs of residents of HACSB. The residents include families, adults, and seniors. The Case Manager/Clinical Case Manager will work collaboratively with clients, Housing Authority, and public and private agencies to guide households in overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency.  Through advocacy, planning, coordinating, and linkage to community resources, the Case Manager/Clinical Case Manager will identify risks, promote strengths, and equip clients with the skills and knowledge needed to overcome sources of stress, strengthen resiliency, and health disparities.  Services are provided in community settings, FSA/HACSB offices, and in the home. This position reports to the Housing Authority Program Supervisor.

This job opening has one position available, and our desired candidate can be a Case Manager or Clinical Case Manager, depending on education and experience. The Clinical Case Manager will have an MA and will work at the Associate or Licensed level. The Case Manager will work at the BA level and is not on a clinical licensing path.

FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.

Sample Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide case management services, often face-to-face.
  2. Conduct clinical assessments evaluating the current status of clients’ mental, emotional, and behavioral health and considering relevant cultural issues and concerns. (Clinical Case Manager only.)
  3. Provide advocacy/assistance for residents in obtaining public benefits.
  4. Foster positive interagency relationships, and provide referrals for any indicated outside resources.
  5. Exhibit a working knowledge of community resources and provide appropriate referral to support access to social, educational, and health services.
  6. Support residents in accessing substance abuse counseling/recovery and/or medical/mental health services and provide coordination of behavioral health and clinical services.
  7. Provide and/or arrange crisis intervention services, mental health assessments and treatment planning. (Clinical Case Manager only.)
  8. Provide and/or arrange for residents to develop/strengthen independent living skills.
  9. Collaborate with Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness to ensure access to treatment for qualifying residents. (Clinical Case Manager only.)
  10. Collaborate with HACSB staff and landlords to address/resolve lease compliance issues to promote housing retention.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  1. HA Case Manager: Bachelor’s degree required, with preference of major course work in social work, psychology or another closely related field.
  2. HA Clinical Case Manager: This position requires a registered AMFT, APCC, or ASW.
  3. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  4. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, is required.
  5. At least two (2) years of experience in social case work, eligibility determination, social service or community resource referral, or closely related work preferred.
  6. Minimum of two (2) years working with diverse communities, low-income clients, the homeless and formerly homeless, seniors, and the disabled preferred.
  7. Knowledge of general interviewing practices and/or techniques; knowledge of case management practices and techniques, including crisis prevention and intervention preferred.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  9. Professional attitude, enjoyment of teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  10. Reliable transportation, valid CA driver license, and proof of insurance required to travel throughout Santa Barbara.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is part-time, 20 hours/week. Limited benefits are offered, including: flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Pro-rated vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay range for the Case Manager position is dependent on experience and language ability: $22-$24/hour
  • Pay range for the Clinical Case Manager position is dependent on licensure level and language ability: $24-$30/hour
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Housing Authority Case Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CAS-22-00002  
Location Santa Barbara (Administration)  
About the Organization Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County's most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients' homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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