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Family Advocate (Self Sufficiency Case Manager

Company: Aurora Housing Authority
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Starting Salary: $50,000 to $65,000/year depending on experience.
It is a terrific time to work for Aurora Housing Authority! - We are looking for positive, dedicated employees who are committed to our mission and to making life better for our residents. - Our core values are
Respect others
Act with integrity at all times
Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
Communicate clearly
The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (AHA) is to develop and promote quality housing while supporting and encouraging economic opportunities leading to self-sufficiency and independence. AHA accomplishes this mission by providing affordable or subsidized housing at 10 different properties, administering approximately 1200 vouchers (HCV, FUP and VASH) and offering 2 homeless programs with case management.
Why work for AHA?
Outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, and generous paid time-off policy
We value diversity
Employee Wellness program
Incentives for volunteerism - in the community
Continuing education and training
Employee appreciation activities
Ability to make a difference in the lives of people
AHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Case Management for homeless and lower income families and for youth exiting foster care who are struggling to become housing stable and financially independent. - This position helps families and youth identify and set goals, identify and overcome barriers to achieving their goals, as well as identifying and utilizing community resources in the achievement of their goals.
1. - - - - Work collaboratively with community partners in identifying families and youth who qualify for AHA housing programs and assist these participants in completing intake or eligibility paperwork and participating in orientations.
2. - - - - Assist participants with housing search, applications and leasing up.
3. - - - - Conduct initial interviews with participant families and youth to identify their goals, barriers to
achieving these goals, personal resources and community resources.
4. - - - - Develop a contract and action plan specifying the long term goals of each participant and the
short term action steps needed to achieve these goals. - These goals will include education, employment, housing stability, job training and placement, child care, transportation needs, etc.
5. - - - - Meet regularly with participants in their own homes according to their longevity and stability. Weekly for newer families and monthly for well-established and stable families. - Meetings will include career planning, counseling, problem solving, crisis intervention, etc. All meetings have the goal of empowering participants to remain housing stable and move toward self-sufficiency.
6. - - - - Provide referral information for participants and assist participants in accessing community
resources.
7. - - - - Assist participants in applying for and receiving appropriate mainstream benefits (TANF, food
stamps, social security, SSI, etc.).
8. - - - - Advocate for participants with service providers (governmental and nonprofit) when needed
and appropriate.
9. - - - - Conduct regular assessments to identify progress toward the goals specified in the contract.
10. - Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings led by the Deputy Executive Director of Housing and Family Services or the Director of Family Services.
11. - Attend and participate in all required AHA meetings and community meetings.
12. - Participate in all resident meetings and life-skills programs.
13. - -Interface effectively and professionally with other agency departments and community colleagues to assure a successful living experience for all concerned.
14. - Maintain appropriate paperwork and documentation for client files, billing and tracking systems.
15. - Follow all rules and regulations from funding sources.

MSW required.
Preferred experience working with the homeless families or youth in a self-sufficiency program or transitional housing.
Preferred experience working with foster youth, youth who have exited foster care or other at-risk youth populations.
Preferred skills include de-escalation, trauma informed, motivational interviewing, flexibility, and problem solving.
Experience working with a county human or social service system.
Bilingual (Spanish-English) strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution required.
Cooperate well with other team members, AHA staff who interface with the self-sufficiency program and partner agency personnel.
Up to _12_ months of on-the-job training to perform the job effectively
Must transport participants in own vehicle

Conditions of employment:
Valid Colorado Driver License and Insurance

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