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Project for Pride In Living


Organization Summary:


Organizational Summary
Since 1972, thousands of low-income people have built brighter, stable futures and stronger communities as a result of PPL’s innovative approach of helping people help themselves. PPL’s mission is to: work with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services, and education.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Mental Health and Crisis Intervention
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: $35000-38000
Hours: 40 hours per week 

Primary Duties:

 Job Summary

To support previously homeless families living in permanent supportive housing program with a dual diagnosis of mental health and chemical dependency, along with other barriers.  Be a part of a team to help to support adults achieve their goals, strengthen their families, and develop relationships.  This position provides case management to families from an empowerment approach, and focuses on prevention and intervention strategies to help families as they work toward self-sufficiency.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The following duties are normal for this position.  These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

 Coordination of Direct Services

  • Participate in the intake process and selection of qualifying participants
  • Develop, advocate for and implement a plan to locate and connect families to mainstream resources to stabilize the family on an ongoing basis for mental and chemical health needs
  • Design individual plans and goals in partnership with each resident and family member that promotes individual development, mental and chemical recovery/relapse prevention, family stabilization and community participation
  • Meet individually with residents weekly to monitor and record progress; update files monthly and/or more frequently if necessary
  • Provide mentoring, on-going family support and crisis intervention when necessary
  • Ensure all residents have a complete understanding and access to all services within the organization

Records Retention and Team Participation

  • Create and maintain records on residents of the program for all internal and external reporting purposes while following company confidentiality and privacy policies
  • Attend weekly team meetings to consult with the program staff and coordinate pertinent information
  • Attend and occasionally facilitate monthly resident community meetings
  • Prepare and produce quarterly program reports to the Program Director
  • Utilize and keep current the participant tracking database

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will not be responsible for supervision.  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the job duties.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience providing counseling, administer assessments, and using community resources
  • Experience understanding and interpreting mental health assessments and diagnoses
  • Experience working with and understanding low income communities and diverse populations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to drive a vehicle, must have current driver’s license and have proper auto insurance

Minimum Technology Qualifications

  • Ability to use office equipment including telephone and voicemail systems, copier, printer, fax machine and scanner
  • Ability to use MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to use the Internet, PPLnet (intranet), computer network, and electronic timecard system
  • Previous experience with Community TechKnowledge or similar participant tracking database preferred


Education and/or Experience

  • Required Bachelor degree in Human Services or Social Work or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience in supportive housing, working with homeless families with dual diagnosis, and /or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience providing appropriate services including education, prevention and intervention strategies for individuals and families with the diagnosis

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, bend, and communicate. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


How To Apply:


Interested candidates may apply online at  Questions about the position can be sent to AA/EEO
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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