LEAD Case Manager

Location: REACH
Job Code: 497
# of Openings: 5

Description

 

Looking for candidates with experience serving populations impacted by extreme poverty, behavioral health conditions, and mental illness.

Looking for candidates with experience working with communities involved in street based sex work.

REACH Mission and Values:

The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with individuals struggling with homelessness and addiction to help them achieve stability and improved quality of life. Through outreach, engagement, and ongoing relationships REACH focuses on reducing harm and supporting healing. REACH bridges gaps and helps individuals access essential resources such as housing, health care, entitlements and treatment.

LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) is a collaborative project involving local police, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections officers and social service providers designed to divert individuals arrested or suspected of low-level drug offenses and/or prostitution into social services rather than the criminal justice system. These individuals will be engaged in supportive services with the goal of reducing legal recidivism and improving quality of life.

The REACH Team is passionate about creating a welcoming environment for all people and to providing a spirit of hospitality while providing quality services on an individually tailored basis to their clientele. REACH values diversity, is committed to social justice, and appreciates hard work, creativity and a good sense of humor.

Job Summary:

This position is critical to the LEAD project, by providing engagement and intensive case management services to individuals suspected of low level drug offenses and/or prostitution. The Case Manager will provide direct services to a case load of approximately 25-30 individuals. Case managers provide outreach, long-term engagement and supportive services for participants through intensive case management activities and collaboration with LEAD partners, service providers, housing providers and other community organizations.

Job Functions Include:

  • Provide Outreach and Intensive Case Management services for assigned participants

  • Engage participants on the street and at social service provider facilities to establish a working relationship and offer services

  • Assess participants for severity of chemical dependency and housing status and determine needs for other services, e.g., medical, mental health

  • Assist participants in gaining access to a variety of funding programs (e.g., SSI, ABD, VA)

  • Assist participants in finding housing and maintaining occupancy.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with LEAD partners including Seattle Police Department, King County Sheriff, King County and City of Seattle Prosecutor’s office

  • Provide advocacy and support for participants within the criminal justice system including court appearances and written communication

  • Advocate for the participant with a wide variety of other service providers

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Understanding of harm reduction along with a demonstrated passion for serving individuals experiencing homelessness and co-occurring disorders

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate degree

  • The ability to respectfully engage and develop a working alliance with the people we are serving

  • Street outreach experience

  • Skills necessary to provide advocacy and support for participants within the criminal justice system including court appearances and written communication

  • Ability to advocate and effectively communicate and problem solve under pressure in high stress situations





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