SHIP of Frederick County is currently seeking a Case Manager for our Thrive Housing Network. Please use the apply now link to submit your interest.
Title: Case Manager, Thrive Housing Network
Position Type: Full-time, grant funded
SHIP Program Summary:
The Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County operates at the intersectionality of education and homelessness. Through partnerships with the broader community, SHIP aims to connect youth with the tools they need to reduce barriers to academic attainment and safe, stable housing.
Thrive Housing Network Program Summary:
The goal of SHIP’s Thrive Housing Network program is to provide short-term safe and supportive housing for unaccompanied young people who have been experiencing homelessness, to allow those youth to exit the program more self-sufficient and able to thrive. Short-term host homes are an intervention for youth who have experienced housing insecurity for any variety of reasons, including but not limited to family conflict, poverty, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Thrive recognizes the importance of youth having a safe, stable place to work on other elements of their life as they work towards self-sufficiency. These goals are self-determined and are developed with the support of their case manager. Thrive! upholds the values of youth choice and the youth’s right to self-determination, dignity, and respect.
Rapid Re-Housing Program Summary:
The RRH youth project serves youth, ages 18-24, who are currently facing homelessness and/or disparities within Frederick County. SHIP utilizes a housing first approach to house its participants into permanent housing while utilizing short- and medium-term assistance.
This position will work with the Thrive team to support the unique needs of our unaccompanied youth. As a case manager, you will work directly with the youth to develop self- determined goals, centralizing housing and education/employment. This position will be the primary support person for the youth, and will interface with host families, school, and service agency personnel to best support the progress of youth service plans. The case manager will also be responsible for providing case management to youth who are enrolled in the Rapid Rehousing Program.
- Support the daily operations of the Thrive program.
- Provide case management to all youth housed through the Thrive program. This position requires a high-level ability to operate independently, and adapt as competing high need situations arise.
- Contribute and provide input to programmatic processes and methods to strengthen youth and community services, as well as the overall program.
- Work directly with youth upon referral until exit from the program. Meet with the youth on a weekly basis, either at school, in the community, in the host home, or electronically, if
- Conduct intakes with interested youth and their referring partners. After these intakes, the
Housing Advocate will work with the Program Administrator and Youth Consultant to facilitate a host home match based on the youth’s needs and wants. Once a meeting is arranged, the case manager will be expected to accompany the youth to the host home and participate in the match meeting, and then work with the Program Administrator to facilitate move-ins, if appropriate.
- Develop individualized housing goals with each youth participant, to help them transition to self- sufficiency. Complete Needs Assessment and Service Plans alongside youth participants and track the Service Plan as it progresses throughout the youth’s host stay.
- Participate in regular check-ins with Thrive! and New Horizons staff to review caseloads.
- Participate in bi-weekly or monthly SHIP staff meetings.
- Engage in regular check-ins and evaluations with the Thrive Program Administrator.
- Members of the Thrive team are considered mandated reporters and are required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect.
- Develop and/or strengthen partnerships with community organizations and higher education institutions to increase breadth of services to youth throughout Frederick
- Monitor youth progress by maintaining written documentation according to policy and procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
- Participate in bi-weekly Thrive And New Horizons shared caseload check-in meetings
- Provide short and long-term case management services to youth enrolled in
SHIP’s Rapid Rehousing Program.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Working knowledge of, or willingness to learn of, local agencies, community resources and organizations addressing the issues of youth, youth homelessness, and housing at large.
- Be a strong communicator, feeding back to the SHIP team based upon experiences working with the young people in the Thrive program. Comfortable speaking to small groups.
- Ability and willingness to evolve and adjust approaches to best meet on-going needs.
- Willingness to engage in on-going training and professional development opportunities.
- Commitment to the person-centered working framework, which centralizes youth and works to dismantle existing power dynamics.
- Must be culturally competent and have expertise working with LGTBQIA+ populations and/or youth. Must be willing to work towards dismantling any bias directed towards our
- As systemic racism is a root cause of youth homelessness, all staff must be committed to racial justice, particularly for our BIPOC youth and LGBTQIA+ youth of color. Have an awareness of trauma, and/or willingness to learn and engage in trainings about childhood and adult trauma.
- Ability to work both independently and as an integral part of the SHIP team.
Must pass a criminal and good driving background check.
- Have a valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, and automobile insurance.
Experience in youth leadership and development.
- Experience in group facilitation and goal-setting.
- Experience and comfort developing programmatic budgets and managing youth payments.
- Bilingual: conversational skills of English and Spanish languages.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $38,000.00 – $44,000.00 per year
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Frederick, MD 21701: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Driver’s License (Required)