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Tuscaloosa, Alabama. April 2011

Lutheran Ministries of Alabama

Disaster Response Case Management Supervisor

This is a professional position responsible for the supervision of disaster response case managers. This position also provides long-term case management services to survivors of disaster.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise Case Managers and volunteer employees.
  • Administer regular staff and case review meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with local disaster response and long-term recovery community.
  • Assist the Director of Case Management with monthly and quarter reporting to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of case management policies and procedures.
  • Enter data timely and accurately into the web-based Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) application and other databases, as required.
  • Participate in initial and on-going workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development.
  • Client advocacy.
  • Driving/travel required.

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of case management supervisory experience.
  • One to three years of relevant experience in case management.
  • Experience supervising volunteers.
  • Master’s degree in social work or related field, preferred.
  • Experience with disaster response case management, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle all information with the utmost confidentiality.
  • Computer literate.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.

Disaster Response Case Manager

This is a professional position providing long-term case management services to survivors of natural disasters.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide comprehensive, long-term case management services to clients.
  • Manage caseload averaging 80 client cases per year.
  • Prioritize client needs.
  • Connect clients to community resources.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer employees.
  • Enter data timely and accurately into web-based Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) application and other databases, as required.
  • Participate in initial and on-going workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development.
  • Driving/travel required.

Qualifications:

  • One to three years of relevant experience in case management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, preferred.
  • Experience with disaster response case management, preferred.
  • Experience supervising volunteers, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle all information with the utmost confidentiality.
  • Computer literate.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population=s cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.
  • The ability to work effectively within a Church related agency and specifically the Lutheran Church constituency

Disaster Response Case Manager – Volunteer

This a volunteer position providing support to professional case management services.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist professional case managers with client intakes, assessments, and recovery planning.
  • Assist with data entry into the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) system.
  • Accompany case managers on home visits to clients.
  • Assist with resource development for clients’ unmet needs.
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment efforts for clients and/or volunteers.
  • Participate in initial and on-going trainings.
  • Filing, additional data entry, office work.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with survivors of disaster or populations in crisis preferred.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing as appropriate.
  • Ability to work effectively within a faith-based agency.
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 2 hours a week to volunteer activities.