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Search & Connect Program Coordinator

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThis position is eligible for, but not limited to, medical, vision, dental, life and disability benefits in addition to varying time offs. Scope of Position/Essential Functions: Find individuals and families who are homeless or precariously housed and help them become permanently housed! Core activities includes supervison, training and coordination of team charged with locating individuals and families who are matched to resources. Case manager outreach dutues include visiting encampments, shelters and programs serving people experiencing homelessness. The Coordinator will liase with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, partner agencies and various The Salvation Army housing and shelter programs. This position will carry a light caseload. Once households are identified, the Coordinator ensures case managers work withn the OneHome Coordinated Entry System to connect the household with rapid rehousing resources and that case managers support households waiting in the cue to remove barriers to housing through light case management, referrals to community resources and preparation for document readiness. The Coordinator ensures HMIS and all documentation are completed according to program contract.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Demonstrated history of providing professional, effective programming with households.
  • Demonstrated history of team and program coordination
  • Ability to complete timely and detailed documentation (including assessments)
  • Ability to use professional discression to determine appropriate interventions
  • Desire to serve others by building on their strengths
  • Strong skills in customer service
  • Experience and training in trauma informed care
  • Competent in working independently within clear parameters in a team environment
  • Bi-lingual (preferred)
  • Successfully pass background check
  • Possess drivers license and clean driving record, able to use personal car for work
  • Internal PTM training within first three months of employmentEducation and Work Experience: Bachlors degree in psychology, human services, sociology, social work or related field required. High School graduate required. Two years work experience with homeless populations, preferably with households in crisis. One year experience with case management or street outreach, required.Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilites Required:Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, ability to make public presentations, ability to manage databases, administer complex systems and follow program policies. Ability to oversee program budget. Abiltity to discern appropriate approaches and solutions in highly complex cases.Work Environment: This position is community based and involves entering homeless service programs, shelters, street encampments and other similar environments. The position does hold office space in a traditional office setting and requires the flexibility to enter and work in a variety of different physical environments.QualificationsEducationRequired
    • Bachelors or better in Social Work
    • High School or Equivalent or better
    • GED or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequired
      • Driver's LicenseEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Aurora , Search & Connect Program Coordinator, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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