Tri County Human Services Lakeland , FL 33810
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Will identify, locate, and engage homeless individuals which meet the homelessness definition and link them to needed to services with in local mainstream community resources.
Under supervision of the Licensed Program Supervisor, the Outreach Case Management Specialist will identify homeless individuals within the local three county area and engage them for services with the ultimate goal for them to agree and obtain permanent housing.
Upon identification of needed resources, the Specialist will provide community based referrals which may include linking to needed services such as housing, medical, legal, and or other sources.
Will record individual case needs information, update case files, and provide case status information into the HMIS system in order to provide a complete record of enrollment services so as to meet requirements of this grant.
Will assure that individuals are linked into interim services if substance abuse or mental health services are unavailable at that time.
Collects, maintains, and organizes data related to specific quarterly and annual reporting requirements of the PATH grant and will train Outpatient sites so that the homeless individuals can obtain needed services.
Facilitates persons served movement through the community service delivery system, tracks and documents persons served progress, and maintains a written record of said activities.
Required to meet and maintain TCHS Approved Driver Qualifications per policy number 100.007.52 and transport TCHS person served in any agency vehicle.
Performs other reasonable and related duties as assigned.
Minimum Training and Experience
Requires a high school diploma or GED. Two (2) years of full-time experience in a mental health or addictions treatment setting or experience with homeless individuals is preferred. A Florida Certification Board certified recovery specialist may substitute for required years of experience.