This organization is recruiting for a Supportive Housing-Community Engagement Specialist.
The incumbent will act as a positive role model by partnering with tenants to develop activities and services which lead to pre-employment training, educational training, work, and increased self-sufficiency.
1.Coordinate and implement the program at permanent supportive housing (PHS) sites. Market the program to PSH residents, engage residents in the program, identify internal and external /community volunteer and engagement opportunities for PSH residents, support residents in completing required engagement hours, track and report participant data.
2.Oversight and Administration of Recycling Program at all PSH sites, maintain adequate number of participants to administer the program, identification and referral of residents to participate in the program, ensure materials are taken to community recycling locations at regular intervals, order needed supplies, and maintain designated recycling area at all sites.
3.Create volunteer opportunities for employees of business partners to lead classes on personal budgeting, financial literacy, resume preparation, mock interviewing, and job readiness skill building that enhance participants ability to pursue competitive employment.
4. In collaboration with Director and staff, assist with skills training, referral and coordination of employment and training components for participants.
5. Work collaboratively with staff to develop, monitor and resolve skills training, vocational or behavioral issues.
6.Coordinate employment and training services with Director and staff to ensure efficient and effective service delivery and to meet program goals.
7.Transport participants in company van and/or personal vehicle.
8.When indicated, assist residents in filling out employment applications, set up interviews with potential employers, accompany participants to interviews and/or arranges transportation.
9.When indicated, assist with
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the organization. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Basic math and analytic skills. Strong organizational skills.
Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, database).
To be skilled in conflict mediation and negotiation.
To be able to demonstrate clear, professional boundaries.
Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to act in a professional manner. Understanding of low-income and homeless individuals and their specific needs. Ability to work flexible schedule, occasionally adjusting hours to accommodate needs of the position. Ability to achieve expected results with tenants.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Training, and Work Experience) Associate’s Degree in related field preferred.
Previous experience working with homeless, disabled, and/or low-income population.
Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved.