Parish Advocate Case Manager

Job Title:                Parish Advocate Case Manager – Part Time

Departments:       Conference Support/Centro Rendu

Reports To:           Case Management Program Supervisor & Associate Director

Summary 

The Parish Advocate Case Manager (PACM) provides pastoral care to individuals and families of Hispanic/Latino origin served through SVdP programs including Centro Rendu and Vincentian referrals. The PACM works towards the health and wellbeing of those living on the margins by supporting, educating, advocating, and providing the tools and resources needed for individuals to reach self-sufficiency. This position is part of an Archdiocesan wide initiative.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall include but are not limited to the following. Other duties and responsibilities assigned as needed by the Council:

  • Will work with Associate Director to implement our Missionary Discipleship/Latino Vincentian Formation Program to help grow community leaders committed to the Vincentian mission and spirituality of service to community members on the margins.
  • Listens to the changing needs of parish-based neighborhoods, and engages in delivering strength-based and culturally responsive Pastoral Care for individuals and families.
  • Use the Vincentian model of service to assess and determine life basic needs and strengths such as temperament, community and family support, housing, employment, financial status, education, behavioral health needs, and legal status.
  • Receives and screens referrals from volunteer Vincentians, identified parish Pastoral Assistants, and Centro Rendu staff and Parent Ambassadors, to determine eligibility for programs and services.
  • Be the liaison to parish members who will have access to resources provided by the SVdP/Centro Rendu program such as legal consultation and services, “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” workshops, literacy courses, soft skills for job readiness, advocacy, and preventive work with at-risk youth, early learning circles, parent engagement and leadership development.
  • Help to create a network of support for a Catholic collaborative response that engages community partners from Catholic and secular organizations, to include the education, health, and legal sectors. Will further develop trusting relationships with other relevant service providers that are supportive and grounded in our mission’s work.
  • Coordinates access to Centro Rendu* resources and services which provides a safe space that is accessible and trusted by the community in S. King County. A center that offers inclusion through support services provided in Spanish by SVdP staff in culturally responsive ways.
  • Works within all existing policies and procedures for processing new clients and follow-up on existing clients.
  • Assists in maintaining records of the disbursement of all money orders, cash, vouchers, bus tickets and any other form of financial aid provided through SVDP to those in your caseload. Maintain a database of services provided and help prepare quarterly reports.
  • Work within the framework of the Society’s evidence-based model of Case Management. This includes reporting to determine measurable results.

NOTE: Centro Rendu* has further relationships with various multicultural communities such as Somali, Iraqi, African American, Burmese, and others. Our education centers, stores, and foodbank are strategically located in highly disproportionate areas where immigrants live affected by poverty. We serve families as well whose loved ones are in deportation proceedings or detained at the Tacoma Detention center.

Minimum Qualifications 

In order to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, the individual must be bilingual and possess the prerequisite experience and skills in interviewing and assessing clients as well as demonstrating cross-cultural competency and understanding the principles of equity and inclusion.

Location

South and Southeast Catholic Parishes

Education/Experience

The ideal candidate will have a BA in social work, pastoral care or related field, be rooted in Vincentian spirituality and formed in the social mission of the Church.

Language Ability

Bilingual English/Spanish speaking ability is required. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ease in addressing groups of clients and communicating with diverse workgroups.  Ability to read, analyze, and understand general business periodicals, journals, technical procedures, safety manuals, and regulations.  Must have the ability to write reports and business correspondence.

Math Ability

The individual in this position must have the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and ability to apply concepts such as fraction, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Must be able to understand common financial reports, payroll records, and cash management reports.

Reasoning Ability

The ability to solve practical problems quickly and in situations where limited standardization.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software is required.   Familiarity with client-based software and email communications will be essential to regular communications and reporting.

Certificates and Licenses

None needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

None.