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Transition Projects

Transition Projects seeks bright, driven people who are passionate about social justice, equity, assisting those most in need and who want challenging career opportunities that deliver personal and professional fulfillment. Our dedicated and energetic employees provide essential services to a marginalized, vulnerable population. We take pride in making a difference in the lives of so many every day.



Position:         Outreach Housing Case Manager

Location:        SOS

Supervisor:    Housing Services Manager

Hours:            M-F Days, Some evening and weekend work may be required

Wage:             $16.48 Hourly

Eligible for Linguist Differential

Benefits:         Benefits Eligible


Provide comprehensive case management services to access, shelter and retention participants, focusing on housing placement and stability, client engagement, and socialization within the community. This is a Full Time represented position.

The Transition Projects Case Management program covers three distinct areas of client service: Access, Housing and Retention. Employees hired as Case Managers are expected to be able and willing to perform the duties of each of these functions and may have duty priorities adjusted as needed. Duties may take place at any of our service sites or off premises.


Access, Housing, and Retention

Assist in the development and implementation of individual goals and objectives to attain stability, housing and ultimately maintain self- sufficiency.

1.     Address barriers to individual goals and objectives including (but not limited to) – mental health, substance use, income development, tenant education, socialization, basic needs.

2.     Identify, locate and coordinate delivery of services for participants.

3.     Meet with residents as needed to provide and coordinate delivery of services.

4.     Coordinate with agency staff to provide consistent quality and comprehensive services to participants.

5.     Develop and maintain relations with community resources to assure service availability to participants.

6.     Create and maintain relationships and resource knowledge specific to the population served.

7.     Coordinate housing placement and retention services.

8.     Conduct home visits (this duty requires the ability to operate the agency automobile).

9.     Attend staff meetings, case management meetings and partner meetings as assigned.

10.  Maintain accurate, updated and comprehensive client files.

11.  Maintain accurate and updated documentation of services in HMIS.

12.  Adhere to allocated budgetary guidelines.

13.  Provide monthly Case Management Reports as requested.

14.  Facilitate groups such as Retention, Men’s and Women’s Engagement, etc.

15.  Follow Case Management Best Practices.

16.  Other duties as assigned.


1.     The right individual for this position has a passion for helping others and a desire to work in an organization that serves people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) with 1 year experience in case management and 1 year experience working with homeless persons, or

2.     Have had 3 years’ experience working with homeless populations with at least one of those years performing case management for that population.

3.     Demonstrated ability to interact with other agencies in developing and providing services to participants; including ability to advocate on behalf of participants for services with other agencies.

4.     Demonstrated knowledge of chemical dependency and mental health issues and appropriate treatment resources.

5.     Ability to identify and work effectively with property and building managers, developing positive long-term relationships.

6.     This position requires current First Aid and Adult CPR/AED certification and Narcan Training. Individuals must attain such certification within 30 days of hire, and must be physically capable of performing CPR for 15 minutes continuously. Additionally, must be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire.

7.     Successfully complete Bloodborne Pathogen training and Narcan training within 30 days of hire.

8.     Ability to provide mediation between agencies, participants, and property and building managers.

9.     Up-to-date familiarity of community resources and services available to assist the homeless.

10.  Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues and resources.

11.  Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist the homeless.

12.  Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist veterans.

13.  Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in the delivery of services to participants.

14.  Computer literacy. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs.

15.  Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive client files.

16.  Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive statistical and narrative reports.

17.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants who are themselves veterans will receive priority consideration.

18.  Valid driver’s license, liability insurability and possession of reliable transportation, or otherwise capable of responsive off-premises mobility.

To apply for this position, access our Career Center:

Alternatively you may submit a cover letter & resume by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209.

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☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆