Youth Host Home Developer/Recruiter

Employer
Inspiritus
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Feb 06, 2019
Closes
Mar 08, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors

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.  

Responsibilities:   

  • 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  

Non-Essential Responsibilities:   

  • 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 

Financial Responsibilities:  

  • 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 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 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. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 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 

Physical Demands: 

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. 

Working Conditions: 

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.

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