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Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement policies and programs to promote increased resilience to disasters and to promote long-term recovery in housing, economic revitalization, and infrastructure after disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management, technical assistance, training, performance measurement and evaluation, website development, and adult learning. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery programs. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on issues related to energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery, financial literacy, job training, and others. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.
Job Description and Key Responsibilities
ICF seeks a Case Management Lead to oversee the operations of Housing Assistance Centers, outreach and intake services, and eligibility determination implementing the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) Housing Recovery Programs funded with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). The Case Management Lead will work closely with the Program Manager and senior ICF staff, subject matter experts and will be able to understand multiple programs, train a team of case managers and clearly communicate information to applicants regarding their options to help them make informed decisions.
Manage the operation of Housing Assistance Centers, ensuring that the operations run efficiently and effectively to provide the highest level of customer services to the applicants.
Train, supervise, and evaluate the operations of Housing Assistance Centers and eligibility determination team
Provide guidance and assessment of staff as needed.
Help refine program procedures and processes for implementation.
Oversee staff to set up systems and be available to interpret and apply the regulations within the context of these systems.
Track and report team performance metrics to ensure compliance with the contract.
Manage schedule and timesheets for staff.
Adhere to compliance with all applicable rules and regulations; maintain discretion and confidentiality.
Effectively utilize all available resources.
Supervise Disaster Recovery Case Specialists and other staff
Provide training on program policies and procedures
Ensure that staff provides the highest level of customer service, and that applicants fully understand program requirements and are frequently updated on application and grant progress
Confirm duplicative benefits (e.g. insurance, SBA loans) and scope adjustments
Validate grant agreements, letters, and other required program documents
Ensure all hard copy and automated files are updated and maintained in strict accordance with established policies and procedures
Interact with senior staff from local, state and federal government agencies
Coordinate public outreach events and off-site applicant meetings
Present technical information in key meetings
Advise senior leadership
6-10 years of experience in housing operations
Knowledge of housing, intake and case management services and best practices.
Project and personnel management skills and experience managing large scale operations projects.
Excellent communication and customer service skills and exhibit a high level of professionalism in all communications
Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work long hours as necessary
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to handle multiple priorities
Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
This job is a Section 3 eligible job opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals that are low income and/or living in Public Housing
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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