Women’s Residence Case Manager – Full-time

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YWCA Women’s Residence Case Manager

Reports To: Residence Director

Job Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Job Summary: Using client-centered strengths perspective, provide one on one supportive case management to residents based on a trauma informed perspective.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 
• Conduct phone screens and one on one-person intake interview to determine applicant eligibility for the program.

• Establish program fee status, complete all intake paperwork including reference checks, fax admit form to main office. Include information about program fee (paid by DSS or self). Maintain at least 20 residents in case load, and a maximum of 25.

• Schedule move-in and be present to assist new resident. Ascertain she has adequate furnishings, bedding, working lamp and key to apartment. Make sure the checklist for the apartment is complete and filed.

• Assist residents with identification of personal goals (ISP) and refer residents to the life skills training to develop life skills to foster independence. Assist residents in an action plan to meet needs and attain goals. Provide educational information, referrals and linkage to community resources, light transportation.

• Meet formally with residents one (1) hour weekly or monthly, based on individualized service plan. Collect program fee if necessary. Make at least one home visit a month.

• Read communication log daily to determine resident and compliance with curfew, medications, chore assignment, SI/SO policy and program participation. Address noncompliance.

• Collect data and maintain all case records inclusive of verbal and written communication (progress notes). Progress notes should reflect the ISP. Compile, complete and submit accurate monthly statistics, including your monthly activity with clients and participation in the activity to your supervisor.

• Schedule exit date, perform exit interview and apartment inventory with resident. Be present for move out. Return key to Front desk specialist. Complete documentation and fax departure form to main office.

• Maintain contact with residents exiting the program for a minimum of six (6) months.

• Attend workshops to increase knowledge base and job performance skills.

• Represent YWCA at community and interagency meetings when requested by administration.

• Provide weekly schedule to supervisor. Any change on it must be approved in advance.

• Assist front desk supervisors when needed.

• Other duties requested by supervisor and/or Executive Director.

Team Member Responsibilities 

• Plan and execute informational, cultural, therapeutic, or recreational activities with residents

  • Coordinate one major event a year (Black History month (February), Women’s History day (March), Mother’s day (May), Hispanic Heritage Month (September), Halloween (October).
  • Coordinate with our Marketing and Events Coordinator to help develop and distribute flyers, memos, and signs, forms for activities in advance.
  • Vigorously recruit participants.
  • Seek resources within the community to assist in presenting activities.
  • Compile statistical information.

• Coordinate the maintenance of the van:

  • Keep track of van’s mile sheet (i.e. doctor appointments, shopping, field trips, etc.)
  • Maintain van (implementing clean up, oil change, making sure the van is in
    good standers).

• Coordinate and execute monthly home meetings including:

  • Collect residents achievement data and complete award certificates for house meetings.
  • Obtain supplies.

Minimum Qualification Standards 

Associate’s degree (A.A) or univalent from two-year college or technical school majoring in human services: and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

• Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 


• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques and styles. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and or presentation on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts.

Reasoning Ability

• Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (body language) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance visions, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Environment Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties of this job. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee (s) occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. The company reserves the right to add to or revise an employee’s job duties at any time at its sole discretion. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Case Manager - Full-time

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