Veterans Housing Services Case Manager

Preble Street Portland, ME 2017-01-26
Preble Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been working since 1975 to provide best practice social services that meet urgent needs and end hunger and homelessness for individuals and families in Maine living in poverty. Operating from seven sites in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, Preble Street programs include the Resource Center, Food Programs, Maine Hunger Initiative, Veterans Housing Services, Logan Place, Florence House, Teen Center, Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, First Place, the Anti-Trafficking Coalition, and Homeless Voices for Justice.

Veterans Housing Services is currently seeking a full-time Case Manager to provide services and outreach to veterans and their families in the Greater Portland area and Southern Maine who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Responsibilities of this position include assisting veterans and veterans' families in obtaining and maintaining stable housing through outreach and short-term, intensive case management. Outreach activities will take place in community shelters, food pantries, service centers, General Assistance Offices, and on the street. Case management activities will include making referrals and collaborating with other service providers; helping to navigate the human services and veterans' services systems; assisting veterans in acquiring services; service coordination; and documentation and reporting of activities as required.

This full-time position will be grant-funded, with funding expected for 1 year. Requirements include a BSW, BA, or equivalent experience in a helping profession. Additional requirements include knowledge of issues related to homelessness; a positive regard for consumers accessing services for homelessness and poverty; knowledge of community resources, including those specific to veterans; solid communication and organizational skills; ability to work well independently and as part of a team; a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle for work use; and a satisfactory criminal records check.

This position offers competitive pay at a rate of $15.39 per hour. Additionally, Preble Street's full-time compensation package includes paid health, dental, life, and disability insurances for the employee; employee assistance program; 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match; as well as generous paid vacation, sick, and personal time benefits.