Case Manager, ODR - Santa Monica

Los Angeles, CA, USA ● Santa Monica, CA, USA Req #10630
Friday, June 14, 2024

About the People Concern 


The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. One of Los Angeles County’s largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty-eight years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence. 


With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care – including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, life skills& wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing – tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn. 


The People Concern’s model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities. 

Job Title:                         Case Manager – Jail Program (ODR)
Location:                        1447 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Schedule:                       Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dept:                               Housing Department
Reports To:                    Program Manager 
Status:                            Full Time, Hourly / Non-Exempt
Openings:                       4

In partnership with the Department of Health (DHS) and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry (ODR) Team the Case Manager will provide Intensive Case Management Services (CMS) to clients recently released from jail who are experiencing homelessness. The Case Manager will assist with coordinating client’s release and help them attain permanent supportive housing in the community.

The ODR Case Manager will work with clients to provide intensive field-based case management to a diverse group of clients with complex trauma facing medical, mental health and substance use barriers. Clients remain in the program for as long as they require subsidized housing.
1.    Work with a diverse and marginalized client caseload of 15 justice-involved clients experiencing many barriers including homelessness, complex trauma, medical, mental health and substance use
2.    Maintain weekly contact with all clients and document contact in County approved database
3.    Ensure that case management services to clients are reflective of the “Whatever It Takes” model, which emphasizes customer choice, harm reduction, trauma-informed care and psycho-social rehabilitation
4.    Link clients to appropriate medical, mental health, substance abuse, and vocational resources
5.    Assist clients in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled
6.    Participate in court hearings and submit court progress reports
7.    Ensure that each client on caseload has an up-to-date and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment
8.    Collaborate with each client to develop creative goal plans aimed at improving overall well-being and housing stability; review and update quarterly and upon completion of goals
9.    Develop and maintain a complete, accurate, and current client file with all required documents and data in agency records and electronic databases
10.    Document all client contacts in PIP format (Purpose, Intervention, Plan) and in accordance with Housing Department productivity expectations
11.    Maintain confidentiality of client files per HIPAA and all applicable guidelines
12.    Responsible for coordinating appointments, transportation, and follow-up services for clients accessing primary health care, mental health care, recovery services, and other community resources
13.    Transport clients in your vehicle to various agencies and healthcare providers in the greater Los Angeles area to increase community support services and community reintegration
14.    Develop effective, trusting relationships with clients, with a focus on facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health
15.    Maintain a current, thorough knowledge of community resources and utilize them to provide comprehensive, wrap-around services to clients
16.    Assist clients with becoming involved in daily activities, scheduling and attending appointments, budgeting, socialization, health maintenance, sense of community, and progress in recovery
17.    Work cooperatively and cohesively with other clients of the staff team, including participation in weekly staff meetings and staff trainings

1.    Valid CA Driver’s license, reliable car, auto insurance, and an acceptable driving record
2.    Able to pass a background check for jail clearance
3.    Able to transport clients in your vehicle
4.    Bachelor’s degree preferred; or a minimum two years’ case management experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, preferably those living with mental illness and/or substance addictions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
5.    Demonstrated knowledge of case management
6.    Able to work in a high tolerance Harm Reduction model with clients who have multiple barriers
7.    Skill in non-violent crisis intervention
8.    Computer literate; able to effectively use computerized database for client file management, with basic skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel programs
9.    Detail oriented with strong time management, organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills.
10.    Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification
11.    Minimum 30 WPM typing speed preferred 

1.    Combination of field and office environment
2.    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend; occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
3.    On occasion walk or drive to different local sites
4.    Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments
5.    Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
6.    May need to bend, stoop, twist, and sit throughout the day

Equal Opportunity Employer  


The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.   

Benefits& Perks  


  • Medical Insurance  
  • Vision Insurance  
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Retirement Planning (403b) & Matching
  • Paid Holidays  
  • Paid Vacation Days 
  • Paid Sick Days 
  • Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) 
  • TELUS Health  
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) 
  • Voluntary Short- and Long-TermDisability 
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance 
  • Discounts on Hotels, Theme Parks, Concerts, Movies, Restaurants & More 
  • The People Concern University & Certificates  
  • Corporate Discounts 


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.08
  • Max Hiring Rate $23.08
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 17, 2024