Project LIVE Case Manager

May 16, 2024 | Job Opening

Work with vulnerable seniors who are low-income and need linkage to community resources so that they can maintain an independent living situation. Conduct interviews, refer clients to other community agencies for support services and training; monitor client progress; provide follow-up services and crises intervention if indicated; maintain records; and make reports.

Qualifications: Four years of college or a combination of education and work experience in social work, human services, adult education, or related field. Must have a reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and insurance for daily use (mileage reimbursed).

Salary: $35,752 ($17.19 hourly) with excellent benefits including employer paid health insurance, life insurance, contributions to pension plan, co-pay dental insurance, vacation days, sick leave days and generous holidays.

Email your resume and CAC job application to cachr@knoxcac.org or apply using our online form. Note: Emailed resumes sent as attachments must be provided in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

See complete job description below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE
SOCIAL SERVICES – PROJECT LIVE JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Project LIVE Case Manager

Summary: This is a professional position under general supervision of the Project LIVE Manager and the Social Services Director. Works with vulnerable seniors who are low-income who need assistance to obtain alternative housing and/or maintain independent living. Duties include interviewing clients, assessing client and needs, developing assistance plans, providing comprehensive case management, and referring clients to other community agencies for services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interview clients, collects eligibility information, determine eligibility for services.
  • Assist and participate in the applicant’s initial assessment and eligibility review, decide and advise applicants regarding program participation.
  • Counsel and develop with clients a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Care Plan to identify barriers to self-sufficiency and services needed to overcome barriers.
  • Recommend and authorize the provision of appropriate support services and other expenses for participants. Coordinate with fiscal services and follow-up with participants to ensure that the services are provided and used.
  • Refer clients to appropriate CAC or other community agencies for support services.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other agencies and service providers to accomplish goals as outlined in the care plan.
  • Assist participants in secondary plan making and problem-solving.
  • Provide advocacy services for clients when necessary.
  • Assist clients in making application for government and other benefits and appeals.
  • Visit in homes of all social and economic levels and transport clients in one’s own car when appropriate.
  • Set-up and/or maintain computerized record keeping and reporting systems as required by the funding source.
  • Responsible for all paperwork necessary to document plan and implementation, case management services provided, enrolled and termination. Collect participant documentation and complete participation reports, as necessary.
  • Maintain a designated caseload and maintain case files.
  • Maintain appropriate contact with each participant and monitors progress throughout enrollment.
  • Responsible for timely case recording, including update of comprehensive care plans as needed and every 90 days at a minimum.
  • Utilize computer to access CSBG and ACCENT systems, and record activities.
  • Participate in and/or initiate staff conferences to develop service plans as needed.
  • Coordinate with other case managers and unit director to provide emergency intervention services to applicants and clients as needed.
  • Responsible for in-office “on-call” duties one day per week.
  • Dispense bus tickets, gasoline vouchers, and furniture vouchers. Assist with inventory of donated items.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the program manager.

Knowledge and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

  • Extensive knowledge of community resources related to services to the senior population.
  • Ability to prepare accurate reports and plans.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with common computer word processing, email, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Must have a reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and insurance for daily use (mileage reimbursed).
  • Knowledge of case management methods and skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.
  • Ability to teach and model problem solving.
  • Ability to ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, and the examination of records.
  • Ability to write accurate reports, email correspondence, and care plans.

Education and Experience: Bachelor Degree in social sciences or related field and at least one year work experience in a related field. An equivalent combination of related work experience and education may be substituted for the education requirement.

Preferred Qualification: Bachelor Degree and two years related work experience.

Salary Scale: Skill Level 7