Youth Host Home Developer/Recruiter
- Degree Level
Summary: The Youth Host Home Developer/Recruiter is dedicated to regional recruitment, marketing, training, of short term host homes to provide supports to youth who are homeless. The Host Home Developer/Recruiter identifies, screens, and trains community members who volunteer to host for youth aged 17-24 who are in need of immediate housing, for which hosts receive a stipend and ongoing support from the Host Home Developer/Recruiter. The Host Home Program emphasizes participation by LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming hosts. Short-term host homes are an intervention for youth who are currently experiencing homelessness for any variety of reasons, including but not limited to family conflict, poverty, and sexual orientation.
- Program Development: Co-create program policies and procedures with the Performance Improvement and Compliance team based on Host Home Program best practices and LSG policies and procedures. Areas to develop include:
- Recruitment, screening, ongoing support, and retention of hosts
- Communication practices between partner organizations to assure needs and concerns of youth and hosts are being addressed in a regular and systematic
- Program Implementation: Plan and execute activities to implement the Host Home Program. This includes:
- Activities to recruit, screen, support, and retain hosts
- Develops a portfolio of host homes and assists in matching youth with hosts
- Ongoing home management of hosts
- Regular communication and collaborative meetings with youth case management partners
- Engage youth in Host Home Program consultation and feedback: meet with youth consultants in development of Host Home Program policies and procedures and attend regular meetings
- Attend staff meetings
- Utilize data base systems both internally and externally
- Attend conferences, trainings and participate in events at other LSG locations
- Provide training to hosts and LSG staff
- Participate in Host Home Program evaluation
- Cultivate culture of learning for Host Home Program: plan and attend regular, ongoing trainings related to topics connected to Host Home Program including supporting LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing instability, positive youth development, trauma-informed care, and host home best practices
- Works collaboratively with other LSG programs providing host home and foster care services
- Helps recruit and organize community resources to provide training.
- Monitors and maintains statistics necessary to measure the effectiveness of various recruitment efforts through the use of dashboards
- Utilizes dashboards to provide reports to Program Managers on training reports
- Provides training as needed in locations that do not have capacity.
- Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
- Complies with the various federal, state or local laws that apply to and regulate the job responsibilities.
- Participates in training, fundraising events and other LSG activities and initiatives such as performance and quality improvement (PQI).
- Strives toward excellence in the areas of innovation, performance and extraordinary acts
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet program needs.
- May be cross-trained to conduct orientations across all host home programs
- May provide case management services as needed to meet program needs.
- May participate in on-call rotation schedule.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
- Processes and submits invoices to supervisor from paid trainers or training locations.
- Manages funds and other LSG assets, i.e. supplies and equipment in a manner that is considered productive, in the best interest of LSG, and conforms with approved budgets.
- Works with LSG’s finance department to ensure payment of stipends
- Bachelor’s degree in human service such as social work or a related field such as sociology, psychology etc. andfive (5) years of relevant, recent work experience in disability services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess excellent presentation and training skills
- Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families to help them gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
- Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
- Ability to work independently and in partnership with other team members.
- Must pass a comprehensive background check including work references and criminal background check
- Must be computer and internet literate with competencies in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) and database/electronic case management system
- Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
- Must be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
- Must hold a valid Georgia Driver’s license, possess a reliable personal, multi-passenger vehicle, and have personal auto insurance and a good driving record.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, experience, competencies, skills and knowledge that ensures the successful completion of the essential job responsibilities.
- BA with 5+ years’ experience in field of social services, housing, community organizing, or other relevant work; candidates with relevant experience in place of a BA encouraged to apply
- Demonstrated experience with working with LGBTQ+ youth of color and commitment to integrating youth voice and best practices working with LGBTQ+ youth of color into all components of Host Home Program
- Project management and/or program development experience
- Experience working in a collaborative setting
- Experience recruiting, training, and supporting staff, volunteers, teams, community coalitions, and/or another group working toward a common goal
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, creativity, and a commitment to and passion for organization’s mission and the mission of ending youth homelessness
Regularly required to talk and hear. Required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls: and reach with hands and arms. Required to operate personal vehicle.
Employee frequently lifts and or moves 20+ pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. This position may require travel up to 25% of the time locally.