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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: January 10, 2019
Resumes and letters of interest requested by 1/31/19. Position will remain open until filled.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Program Coordinator/Case Manager, Carey Permanent Supported Housing Program for Homeless Men, Multi Service Center
Job Code: K020-702
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hrs/wk. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Grant Funded Position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Carey Permanent Supported Housing Program provides 22 rooms at the Cambridge Family YMCA and case management services for homeless men. The Program Coordinator/Case Manager is responsible for providing ongoing case management to program participants to ensure they can successfully maintain their housing.  This position will work in a collegial manner with the Carey Team, which consists of the Program Coordinator/Case Manager, the part-time Carey Resident Advisor, staff from our support services partner agency CASPAR/Bay Cove, and the Multi-Service Center Director. Specifically, this position will:

  • Recruit prospective new program participants, working closely with the Cambridge Coordinated Access Network (C-CAN).
  • Work with each program participant to develop and implement an Individual Service Plan (ISP) and modify the plan as needed.
  • Coordinate with additional service providers to ensure participants have all the supports in place to maintain their housing, including health and employment services.
  • Meet with participants regularly, usually once a week, to track their progress. Most meetings will take place at the Multi-Service Center but some will take place at the YMCA.
  • Communicate regularly and serve as a liaison between the participants and the appropriate staff of the Cambridge YMCA.
  • Report regularly to the Multi-Service Center (MSC) Director and participate in meetings with other MSC and Department of Human Service Programs staff and attend monthly Cambridge Continuum of Care meetings.
  • Maintain current written case records for all assigned participants, including records in the electronic Cambridge Homeless Management Information System (HMI)
  • Provide statistics, reports and other information as required by the program funder.
  • Attend appropriate trainings to upgrade skills.
  • Attend special events and other homeless-related meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of five years of case management experience, preferably with homeless adults
  • Ability to relate to homeless persons, staff and the general public in a positive manner
  • Knowledge of mainstream and specialized resources for homeless individuals
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of computer programs, such as MS Word and Excel strongly preferred
  • HMIS experience strongly desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:       Must be able to move between the primary office and the residence for Carey program participants, and to use office equipment listed above; must be able to perform inspections of participants' rooms.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    Most work is performed in an office environment with fluorescent lighting; work also involves visits to multi-story Single-Room Occupancy facility where clients reside.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

RATE: $46,683-$60,826 + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  Resumes and letters of interest requested by 1/31/19.  Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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