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Going Home Program Coordinator

Employer
Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Location
Athens, Georgia
Salary
Competitive Salary (plus benefits)
Closing date
Jun 22, 2022

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Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter, Human Services
Job Function
Direct Service / Social Service
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
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Going Home Program Coordinator Job Description

Position: full time salaried position with excellent benefits package including health and retirement

                100% Going Home (75% housing case management activities, 15% community coordination activities, 10% HMIS and documentation)

Supervision: Responsible to Programs Director

Minimum Qualifications: MSW or related certification and/or two years of case management experience with a related population

The Going Home Coordinator position is responsible for providing housing oriented case management to clients in the Going Home Rapid Re-Housing  program, maintaining up to date and accurate case files and overseeing general program implementation.  The Coordinator is also responsible for working within the Continuum of Care to support coordinated entry and streamlined services, and working as a flexible member of the AAHS team.

 

Specific Job Duties:

  • Screen potential clients to determine their eligibility for the Going Home program and conduct intake process for new clients.  Maintain updated list of families inquiring about services.
  • Conduct home inspections to determine safety and appropriateness for clients.
  • Develop a sustainable housing service plan in collaboration with the client, based upon the specific issues and needs of each family.
  • Conduct in-home case management visits on a monthly basis at minimum; more frequent home visits expected in the first two months of services, tapering down to one monthly visit by program end.
  • Identify and make appropriate referrals to resources and services which address needs of clients; work with the service community to ensure seamless service delivery within the continuum of care.
  • Supervise BSW and MSW interns assigned to case management to provide a positive learning experience and maximize services to clients.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with landlords and property managers in the community.
  • Review cases every three months and recertify when appropriate; participate in AAHS formal case review.
  • Maintain current and accurate files on each client, utilizing professional standards of record keeping and confidentiality.
  • Maintain HMIS database with accurate and updated client information.
  • Attend trainings as offered by DCA, required staff meetings and any other meetings as necessary; work with the Programs Director and ED to take advantage of professional development opportunities.
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise related to client needs and program function; work with the Programs Director to establish and execute solutions. 
  • Work with the AAHS team to meet the overall needs of the organization, serve in the on-call rotation of all full time salaried staff members.

     

Skills Required:

  • Excellent organizational skills, superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and a team oriented attitude; willingness to work outside conventional work hours.
  • Ability to use empathic, professional judgment to best serve interests of the clients in case management decisions.   AAHS utilizes the following concepts in effective case management and planning:  self-determination, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, critical time intervention, harm reduction, progressive engagement. 
  • Counseling and experience with the homeless population is preferred.
  • Must have valid GA driver’s license, and reliable transportation.

To apply for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Olivia Amato at oamato@helpathenshomeless.org. In your cover letter, please expand on your experience with children/families and your expressed interest in working alongside families experiencing homelessness.

NOTE: AAHS has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment unless they have a medical or religious exemption. If offered the position, you will be required to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated

 

Company

OUR MISSION

Athens Area Homeless Shelter provides collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families working toward sustainable independence.

The Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Inc. (AAHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving homeless individuals and families in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. AAHS was established in 1986 and was formally incorporated in 1990.

OUR HISTORY

In December 1986, a ten-cot facility provided by the Athens Housing Authority opened its doors in response to an overwhelming need for emergency shelter in the community. Volunteers supplied cots, blankets, and a safe haven from the streets on a one-night basis for those in need.

Growing community support resulted in an expansion of AAHS and in 1988, in addition to hiring full-time staff, a new facility was acquired: an 18-bed facility for homeless persons in need of securing shelter more than one night at a time. During this time of growth, AAHS expanded its services to include three meals a day, laundry facilities, clothing assistance, and basic crisis intervention.

Barber Street facility opening: December 1990. In the mid-1990s, AAHS began to respond to the need for shelter of homeless families. The Shelter began to house three families, and continued to serve homeless individuals in two dorm areas of the facility. The JobTREC Program was adopted by AAHS from Athens Technical College, expanding the AAHS work into the Athens community to support homeless individuals not sheltered on Barber Street. Since its inception, JobTREC (Training, Referral, Education, and Case Management) has served more than 3,500 homeless individuals in Athens.

OUR FUTURE

AAHS, in collaboration with Live Forward (Formally AIDS Athens), Little Angels, Athens Nurses Clinic and Advantage Behavioral Health Systems is a part of the ARCH initiative. Athens Resource Center for Hope (ARCH) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created for the purpose of identifying gaps in the current array of homeless services for Athens-Clarke County and developing and implementing programming to fill these gaps through opportunities afforded by the Navy Supply Corps School Base Reuse Plan. Utilizing the resources of the ARCH Village, AAHS currently shelters 11 homeless families with children as they transition out of homelessness, as they access resources to help them become economically self-sufficient. Since its opening in April 2016, we are grateful to have provided shelter for over 100 families and their children - including single dads and in-tact families.

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Website
Telephone
706.354.0423
Location
620 Barber Street
Athens
GA
30601
United States
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