Are you an experienced social services professional looking for an opportunity to make a change in your community? Are you familiar with local, state, and federal assistance programs and resources? Do you have experience assessing participant needs and connecting them to resources? If so, then you might be a good fit for our Supportive Housing Service Coordinator 1 position!
At the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) we work closely with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty. We provide affordable housing and housing assistance to low-income residents in Clark County. The Supportive Housing Service Coordinator 1 works with VHA residents to assess service needs, determines eligibility for public services and provides referral assistance and links them to supportive services provided by public agencies or private practitioners within the general community.
Your skills and experience will support our mission as you:
Provide general care coordination including intake and referral services to all residents needing such assistance.
Establish connections with appropriate agencies and service providers in the community.
Set up a directory of providers for use by both staff and residents.
Refer and link residents to applicable service providers in the general community (e.g. case management, personal assistance, transportation, counseling, preventive health screening/wellness, parenting classes, credit counseling, and legal advocacy).
Educate residents on service availability, application procedures, resident rights, etc. Provides advocacy as appropriate.
Monitor the ongoing provision of services from community agencies and keeps the case management and provider agency current regarding the progress of the individual. Manages the provision of supportive service where appropriate.
Help the residents build informal support networks with volunteers and/or other residents, family and friends.
Provide training to residents in the obligations of tenancy or coordinate such training.
Educate other staff on the issues related to area of specialty to help them to better work with and assist the residents.
Pay and Benefits
The starting salary range for this position is $3,509 - $3,860 per month based on experience. The full salary range for this position is $3,509 - $5,008 per month.
Full-time, non-exempt, union-represented position working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Benefits package also includes 9.39% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off and separate sick time accrual.
Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Service preferred.
2 years of direct service experience working with senior citizens and nonelderly disabled individuals required.
Experience and/or training in the aging process, elder services, disability services; determining eligibility for and procedures of Federal and applicable State entitlement programs; legal liability issues relating to providing services coordination, drug and alcohol use and abuse by the elderly, as well as mental and cognitive health issues.
Valid driver’s license and fewer than 3 moving violations within the last 3 years.
A cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at www.vhausa.com. Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.
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