Case Worker

Norcross, GA 1000 CENTER PLACE 30093 , 1000 CENTER PLACE, Norcross, Georgia, United States of America Req #31045
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Location: The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command

About this opportunity:

Monitors assigned caseload of clients participating in a short-term life management program; establishes program plan/goals and evaluated client’s progress by conducting routine meetings with client and/or staff; serves as advocate for client in order to acquire services that will enable them to functionally cope with their environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Interviews applicants to determine eligibility for program enrollment based on established guidelines and requirements; conduct needs assessment, obtain pertinent information and establish program goals for eligible clients; refers applicants to other agencies if not appropriate for program.
  • Develops intake and case plans for client; instructs clients in completing necessary paperwork including goals and/or budget forms; completes orientation check-off form  and obtains release of information forms when appropriate; completes social history on new clients each week.
  • Prepares and maintains case records and logs on all assigned clients; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same; enters pertinent information into the established Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Meets regularly with clients to discuss and evaluate their progress; prepares accurate and up-to-date records documenting the same; receives incident reports and enforces disciplinary actions for infractions of the house guidelines.
  • Plans, coordinates, and/or facilitates life management classes to assist clients in obtaining skills that will enable them to functionally cope with their environment; obtains speakers and workshop presenters as needed.
  • Consistently serves as a mentor and provides positive examples of proper hygiene, personal appearance, records retention, budget planning, scheduling, etc.
  • Assists clients in locating/securing affordable housing; conducts home visitations when appropriate; ensures that client’s living quarters are properly furnished and maintained; contacts appropriate person to facilitate needed repairs; conducts routine inspections of living quarters and grounds.
  • Refers clients to appropriate Corps programs or other agencies based on clients’ needs and in accordance with their program plan.
  • Completes discharge plans of clients exiting the program; transfers file contents to non-active file; prepares card for follow-up mailing.
  • Attends community meetings with representatives of other agencies in order to educate them about the program, make client referrals and maintain awareness of client’s progress.
  • Prepares and maintains statistical records on all services provided; compiles and prepares monthly statistical reports; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
  • Performs recordkeeping duties to ensure that all expenditures are properly recorded and submitted to the bookkeeper and Social Services Director as appropriate for submission to grantor.
  • Reviews budget and advises Social Services director / Program Coordinator if expenditures are not in compliance with program budget, making recommendations as needed to ensure expenditures remain in compliance with approved program agreement.
  • Prepares, completes, and processed food, clothing, and furniture vouchers of eligible clients; directs clients to Lodge kitchen, Thrift Store or Distribution Center for assistance.
  • Oversight of shelter and the housing monitors.
  • Conducts tours of program facility for outside agencies as requested.
  • Assist in developing and revising the service policy manual.
  • Assists with community services as needed.
  • Assists in performing social service work for special or seasonal projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Two years of college coursework form an accredited college or university in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in a social or public service environment with experience assisting the public.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Ability to meet attendance requirements; Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language; Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5 -10% of work time; Duties are usually performed seated.  Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Employee Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans and more!

Why work for us?

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

Additional Information:

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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Application Submittal Period:  5/23/2024 – 6/06/2024

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family GA-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Case Management
  • Pay Type Hourly
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