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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Case Manager

Company: Housing Authority of Kansas City
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description: The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Specialist. Our FSS Specialist are responsible for the development and implementation of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program by working with residents; Resident Services staff; management; and community partners to identify the needs and coordinate resources that promote self-sufficiency, empowerment, and healthy communities in Kansas City, MO. (Full job description found at www.hakc.org)EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1. Conducts needs assessment to determine if the family needs further assistance (e.g., parenting classes, housekeeping techniques, budgeting classes, child care, adult education, vocational training, mental and physical health care, substance abuse testing and treatment, and family advocacy, etc.) to help keep the family together and to promote family self-sufficiency.2. Works with FSS participants in their efforts to reach self-sufficiency goals by creating plans that are clear, measurable, realistic, and timely; these plans will be created by identifying motivation and desires in participants while identifying and mitigating barriers to success.3. Refers FSS participants to appropriate social services agencies as necessary.4. Coordinates services provided to individuals with a mental illness who, in view of their treatment history and present circumstances, are unlikely to survive safely in the community without appropriate assistance and/or supervision.5. Maintains regular contact with clients including in person, by phone and in writing.6. Conducts in-depth interviews/discussions with FSS participants to determine eligibility of applicants and/or assesses and identifies service needs of program participants and any impediments to progress regarding job training, education, or skills enhancement.7. Works with authority staff and public and private community agencies to recruit participants for the FSS program.8. Provides, or provides resources for, participant, counseling in life skills areas including parenting, employment, education, financial management, public assistance, nutrition, etc.9. Assists FSS participants in preparing applications and forms for school grants, scholarships, etc. Works with educational/training entities to coordinate and refine FSS admission requirements and procedures for monitoring FSS participants.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEMaster's Degree is in social work is preferred. Bachelor's Degree with prior experience in strengths-based case management progress may be considered. Must have three (3) years' experience in case management.The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Requirements:Compensation details: 42000-42000 Yearly SalaryPI8775eafd6cca-31181-34003884

Keywords: Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas City , Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Case Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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