Case Manager - SAI - Ventura County
About UFW Foundation: For 17 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan.
SUMMARY: The Case Manager will work with UFW Foundation clients and their families to identify needs and gaps in services, assist families in accessing services related to housing, transportation, health, food, education, mental health, and child care. The Case Manager will also be expected to provide leadership in establishing and sustaining relationships with local and state social services partners and any other appropriate disaster recovery assistance needed by families impacted by storms.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (This is not an exhaustive list)
- Aid community members with intake and application for the Storm Assistance for Immigrants program.
- Aid community members with referrals for housing, food, medical, legal, mental health and other community resources related to basic needs, and follow up as necessary.
- Assist staff in working with families in crisis and transition.
- Complete referrals to services, assist families in completing intake requirements for these services,
- Develop and maintain a knowledge base of social services available to clients in each service area.
- Develop relationships with community coalitions in areas of high client concentration.
- Establish working relationships and partnerships with local service providers and administrators in each service area to enhance the referral process.
- Evaluate client needs (screen and assess for social services’ needs).
- Maintain confidentiality and security of case information.
- Maintain documentation regarding attempts to access services and service delivery.
- Provide case management using organizational database or other assigned platforms.
- Track and report client data, outreach actions and outcomes, and general information for program evaluation, performance quality, and development purposes.
- Other tasks as needed.
- May involve the coordination and supervision of volunteers/interns.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:
- Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner.
- Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights, as well as commitment to social justice.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience working in immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-income and working-class communities.
- Experience working with communities or families that have experienced trauma.
- Flexibility. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and in a fast-paced environment. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and responsive to feedback.
- Great attention to detail.
- Problem-solving ability.
- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.
- Spanish language fluency (reading/writing/speaking); Must be bi-literate English/Spanish.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong computer skills: MS Office, Outlook email, and general internet navigation
- Ability to travel as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
ADDITIONAL AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – The UFW Foundation requires staff, volunteers, and independent contractors to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. First booster shots are also required. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment upon hire.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two years or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Valid California Driver’s License.
- Valid auto insurance
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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm worker and immigrant communities! The UFW Foundation believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW Foundation.
This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.
Anticipated end date: 5/31/2024