CARES Program Specialist at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
A day in the life of our CARES Program Specialist:
- Interviews residents to conduct assessments to identify psychosocial, economic, and physical needs of the household
- Develops and implements individual service plans; and assesses and reassesses residents’ support systems and available community resources
- Provides case management and maintains documentation in order to accurately evaluate the resident’s progress and ongoing resident and household needs.
- Facilitates resident contact and interdisciplinary sessions with patients.
- Provides information and referrals, as appropriate, and supports residents in connecting to appropriate resources.
- Supports residents in stabilization of bio-psychosocial functioning and economic needs
- Provides short-term crisis counseling and support
- Keeps informed in best practices and community resources
- Participates in budget planning, unit administration, and program development and evaluation.
- Participates in organizational workgroups
- Provides discharge planning
What you’ll need to have:
- Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Social Work OR Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major specialization in Social Work or a Human/Behavioral/Social Services related field, plus two (2) years of experience in a field related to counseling individuals and case management services.
- Knowledge of theoretical constructs of human development and ecological systems.
- Knowledge of community resources available for basic needs, therapeutic interventions, and/or support.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling techniques used in trauma, grief, or crisis situations.
- Knowledge of Federal and State program requirements for services to adults and families.
- Skill in effective oral and/or written communication.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other social service programs.
- Skill in preparing clear and concise written reports.
- Ability to develop diplomatic relationships with basic needs programs across multiple communities
- Skill in both verbal and written communication
- Ability to interact with residents in a strength-based, solution-focused manner
- Licensed Master Social Worker
- Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish
- Skill in motivational interviewing techniques
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.