LGBTQ Center of Durham
Job Description Form
Job title: Host Home Case Manager
Reports to: Executive Director (ED)
Type of position: Full-time
Hours/week: 40 Exempt
The LGBTQ Center of Durham (www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org) is a community center committed to supporting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ individuals in and around Durham, NC. The Center, established in 2015, is located at the intersection of three neighborhoods and along two bus lines where it can best serve as a hub for the LGBTQ+ community in Durham. Recently, the Center received multi-year funding from NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to launch an evidence-based Host Home program that will match homeless youth with a short-term host home.
The Host Home Program identifies, screens, and trains community members who volunteer to host for youth aged 18-24 who are in need of immediate housing, for which hosts may receive a stipend and ongoing support from the Host Home Program Coordinator.
The Case Manager will provide assessment, case management, crisis intervention, and coordinate activities for youth. Case management services centered primarily around strengthening independent living skills and housing permanency along with career and education development.
Work experience requirements:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required
Program Development & Implementation
Co-create program policies and procedures based on Host Home Program best practices. Areas to develop include:
Plan and execute activities to implement the case management of all youth partners in the Host Home Program. This includes:
Engage consultants in Host Home Program
Community members with lived experience will provide valuable consultation and feedback. Meet with youth and homelessness consultants in development of Host Home Program policies and procedures and attend bimonthly Consultant Team meetings.
Attend program and Center staff meetings
Participate in Host Home Program evaluation
Cultivate culture of Learning for Host Home Program
Plan and attend regular, ongoing trainings related to topics connected to Host Home Program including supporting LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing instability, positive youth development, trauma-informed care, and host home best practices.
Represent the LGBTQ Center of Durham at pertinent city, county, state, and community committees as needed.
Attend meetings, trainings, and individual/team supervision as required.
Other duties as assigned by ED.
The Case Manager is expected to work evenings, weekends, and weekdays as needed. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage frequent interruptions is essential to succeeding in this environment. Ability to lift 25 pounds on occasion.
Depending on education and experience, salary ranges from $40,000 to $45,000 per year. Benefits include employer paid healthcare stipend, generous personal time off, and paid holidays.
All applications for the Host Home Case Manager will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To ensure a complete application is received, we strongly prefer the use of our application page. Alternatively, you may email a formal cover letter and your resume to [email protected], or mail both items to:
LGBTQ Center of Durham
attn: Job Opportunities
1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 1B-400
Durham NC 27705.
We will not review incomplete applications. Given the number of anticipated applications, we request that you follow-up by email only -- no phone calls, please.
For questions, contact [email protected] to learn more.