Case Manager Cold Weather Shelter Program

$23.00 hourly
  • HomeFirst Services
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Nov 16, 2021
Full time

Job Description


The goal of HomeFirst’s case management services at Sunnyvale shelter is to provide access to resources and housing for chronically homeless individuals and families in the Northern part of Santa Clara County, California. The case management services will achieve this goal by providing participants with comprehensive supportive services to help link them to a network of community resources- psychiatric, medical, employment, housing, income, and other services. 



  • Maintain a caseload as a case manager of persistently homeless individuals in North Santa Clara County by providing direct case management to clients.
  • Provide community-based case management services to program participants
  • Work with other team members as applicable to communicate interventions with the client and to link them to additional services
  • Collaborate with community partners regarding support services for clients
  • Utilize supervision appropriately, maintain open lines of communication, and provide updates on intake activity
  • Know and implement agency and program policies and procedures
  • Properly report any suspected cases of abuse
  • Maintain professional relations and conduct
  • Maintain thorough, accurate records of case management activities with every program participant, in the HMIS system
  • Conduct client intake per HomeFirst and County requirements, including Vulnerability Index & Service Prioritization and Decision Making Tool (VI-SPDAT)
  • Works with program participants to develop and implement an individual case management plan, and provide support to help them achieve their goals
  • Meets regularly with program participants at a frequency determined by the clients’ needs
  • Provide appropriate referrals to other community services
  • Assist clients with transportation needs to critical appointments
  • Conduct outreach in the field, as needed, to locate clients, often at parks, along with the creeks, and at encampments thought-out Santa Clara Country
  • Documents, via progress notes in HMIS, all case management activity within 3 business days and maintains all other case file paperwork and documentation
  • Attend all meetings and training relevant to this position
  • Assist with other duties assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree + one-year minimum human service experience, or minimum of three years human services experience
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking, required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in developing relationships with community partners and outside agencies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and be flexible with priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain priorities and meet established deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Ability to present oneself and the agency professionally to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and can set and meet individual goals
  • Ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of the homeless population
  • Strong understanding of PTSD and chronic homelessness issues
  • Preference to provide extensive fieldwork and office-based work
  • Enjoy providing hands-on instruction in basic living and financial skills

When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVAworks Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVAworks Career Advisor. 


We serve more than 5,600 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at eight locations including the Sobrato Family Living Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. In 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.