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SUMMARY: This position is responsible for conducting intake, assessment and referral for homeless and potential homeless clients. This position works full time/part time hours on a seasonal schedule while the shelters are open, from November until March.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs essential task of a comprehensive client intake for homeless individuals and families and households at risk of homelessness. Determine client needs and most appropriate referrals to ensure a return to permanent housing as quickly as possible, including referrals for housing services, shelter, and other services. Document clients homelessness according to HUD guidelines.
Coordinates shelter and other services with partnering agencies and responds to immediate needs of clients. The position supports all ongoing program operations by working weekends, holidays and evenings as needed.
Performs intake by use of HCIS (Service Point) to enter client data including demographics and other essential client information including service transactions, client needs and referrals, reason for homelessness, and summary statement.
Develops understanding of programs of partnering agencies, i.e. knowledge of admission guidelines, criteria, population served and services provided.
Follow guidelines to assure that clients that have been turned away previously receive shelter as soon as space becomes available.
Communicates and coordinates with community partners to safely transition clients to shelter form other facilities including correctional facilities, hospitals, foster care homes and other placements.
Develops knowledge of community resources.
Performs street outreach to the local region multiple times per week connecting individuals experiencing homelessness to shelter, permanent housing and other community resources.
This position is responsible for case management (i.e. individually with client, assess needs and develop goals with client, coordinate services, monitor progress, and assist in obtaining housing) as assigned.
This position may make final decisions regarding client referral and placement, participate in community meetings, and serves as point person in the absence of the Program Supervisor.
Represents the Agency in the community and workplace in a professional and ethical manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to the service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, oral, and written skills.
Utilizes a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree required with two years of related experience. Must be able to reliably transport clients as needed.
To apply for our open positions, please visit our website at https://www.cccofva.org/careers to submit an application. We only review applications submitted for our current open positions and will contact you if we are interested in moving forward with you as a qualified candidate. Commonwealth Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free company.