MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGER
|Alternative Living for the Aging|
| JOB DESCRIPTION: Alternative Living for the Aging (ALA) is seeking a case manager to be part of a professional team that will develop consumer-directed Individualized Services Plans for very low-income and formerly homeless seniors with mental health disorders, in a new permanent, supportive housing development. Service plans will address the psychosocial needs of senior residents to support them in maintaining housing and independence. The salary is $33,000 annually plus benefits. This includes the opportunity to receive supervised hours from a certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker.|
•At least two years experience with homeless older adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.
•A four year degree from an accredited university in a human services related field or three years of equivalent experience.
•Personal commitment and sensitivity to working with the homeless population, many of whom have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, as well as chronic health conditions.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to working with culturally diverse populations.
•Knowledgeable of community supportive services including, but not limited to, health care, alcohol and other substance abuse treatment, public income benefits, education and employment services (including volunteer services), self-help, peer support, and caregiver support groups.
•Ability to develop and direct a life skills training curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, health education, money management, housekeeping, menu planning, meal preparation, and being a good neighbor toward the goal of preventing the loss of housing (eviction).
•Well-organized and able to comply with the necessary documentation and the reporting requirements, including HIPAA.
•Ability to be a self-starter and manage time effectively. Spanish speaking proficiency is preferred.
ALA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1978, that provides affordable housing and coordinated services to low-income seniors in Los Angeles County. ALA’s team has over 30 years of combined experience providing housing and services to the special needs and aging populations. The Case Manager position is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in supervising and implementing service delivery at the first permanent supportive housing project to target homeless older adults in the City of Los Angeles. ALA encourages individuals in recovery who have had shared experiences with homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance abuse to apply.