Case Manager - 2Gen Program (Bilingual Required) at LifeWorks Austin

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:

LifeWorks of Austin, TX is looking for a bilingual Case Manager to join our 2Gen program! A Case Manager provides community-based case management services to clients, draws upon clients’ strengths to inform service planning, advocates on behalf of clients, collaborates with other service providers, provides resource referrals, monitors client progress, and manages crisis situations. This position also provides administrative support by maintaining client files, entering data, and completing required documentation in compliance with program and funder requirements. 


The 2-Gen Case Managers provide intense case management services to expectant and parenting youth and young adults, ages 11 – 21, and their partners and their families at school and in the community.  Areas of focus for clients include increasing parenting knowledge and skills, infant/toddler development, co-parenting, family well-being, educational and/or employment achievement, accessing community resources, pre and postnatal care, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, safe sleep, infant and child development, parent-child relationships, life skills, housing support, and healthy relationships.

This full time, non-exempt position earns a competitive starting rate of $24.86-$27.17/hr depending upon experience. Benefits are also included, which consist of 24 PTO days per year (accrued); 11 paid holidays per year; a premium-free employee medical plan with $100 per month HSA contribution (plus other affordable employee or family medical, dental, and vision options!); a retirement savings plan with 50% match on the first 6% of contributions, and much more!


  • Provide client-centered, healing-centered case management services to diverse individuals who may have experienced chronic homelessness, systems involvement, diagnosed mental health issues, substance misuse, a history of trauma, early pregnancy/parenthood, etc.

  • Identify and leverage clients’ strengths as part of service planning to help clients achieve their self-defined goals.

  • Work with teammates and other support staff to ensure fidelity of the Strengths Model of Case Management is adhered to and considered in interaction with and documentation of client-case manager engagement.

  • Assist clients with their day-to-day needs and development of life skills, which may include (but is not limited to) grocery shopping, meal preparation, cleaning activities, budgeting, navigating public transportation, and job search activities.

  • Assess clients’ mental and physical wellness, needs, preferences, and abilities, and utilize this information to develop tailored wraparound supports and referrals that are aligned with client preferences.

  • Regularly and effectively assess and manage incidents and crisis situations, with calm, care, and positive regard for client, using de-escalation and safety planning techniques as appropriate.

  • Analyze barriers and challenges as they arise and deliver safe, effective, and client-focused solutions.

  • Actively engage in the community alongside clients to support the achievement of client’s self-defined goals, including collaborating with internal and external partners to advocate for client needs, coordinate services, and provide referrals.

  • Assist clients in building a network of support and (re)building relationships with family and friends.

  • Comply with all requirements outlined by funding sources, licensure and accrediting bodies, the program, and the agency. These requirements may pertain to data, paperwork, philosophies, processes, and procedures, among other things.

  • Maintain timely, complete, and accurate case records and documentation, including (but not limited to) service plans, assessments, progress notes, intake reports, and incident reports.

  • Perform heavy data entry into agency/funder databases and ensure timeliness and accuracy of data entry.

  • Discern how and when to provide approved financial assistance to support the client in meeting their basic needs and ensure proper utilization of the funds.

  • Assist clients in obtaining necessary documents to secure employment or housing (e.g., State ID, birth certificate, Social Security card).

  • Assist clients in obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI, Medicaid) and how they will be affected by employment in order for clients to make good decisions about employment opportunities, referring clients to benefits counseling, as needed.

  • Ensure required client consents are collected and documented and that clients have a thorough understanding of the program prior to consenting to participate.

  • Provide timely interventions and outreach services to clients when they appear to disengage from services.

  • Transport clients to agencies and services.

  • Prepare for and actively participate in supervision meetings and all other required meetings or trainings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL Duties for 2Gen Program:

  • Support facilitation of parenting education groups with a focus on increasing parenting knowledge and skills, infant/toddler development, co-parenting, and family well-being.

  • Contact clients on a regular basis to support them and their family on a weekly basis with day-to-day needs.

  • Provide support and services to clients and their family by assessing the needs of and applying client and family-focused solutions.

For Bilingual Spanish-service staff only:

  • Provide services in Spanish, translate documents, and assist in special projects related to the Spanish-speaking community.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in social or behavior sciences or administrative field;

  • Requires a minimum 2 years experience with youth; or

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Lived experience of homelessness is a plus and may count towards related qualifications.

  • Proficient in HMIS, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and agency database.


With more than 50 years of experience working with youth experiencing homelessness, youth aging out of foster care, young adults, and young parents, we are a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. LifeWorks goal is to be able to provide clients with the resources they need a place to call home, the chance to heal, and the opportunity to learn and to work. We have one of the most comprehensive continuums of housing and support options for vulnerable youth in the country. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable, and measurable results for the clients we serve. A career at LifeWorks offers opportunities to grow and develop your professional skills while making an immediate difference in the lives of youth and families in our community.

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