The Salvation Army

  • Shelter Diversion Specialist (Temporary)

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    2019-6422
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    FLSA Status: Part time, Non-exempt, Temporary (Dec 01, 2019 – Mar 31, 2020)

    Hours Per Week: 25
    Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30pm- 11:30pm

     

    Scope & Purpose of Position: This position will assist the Greater Hartford Coordinated Access Network (CAN) with reaching the goal of ending homelessness in the Greater Hartford Community.  The main functions of this position may be fluid overtime but will focus on shelter diversion which will consist of completing CAN appointments and case management services for individuals accessing our winter shelter services.

    Responsibilities

    General

    • Familiarize oneself with local community social service agencies and other appropriate resources.
    • Ensure early intervention by active community networking. Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to homeless neighbors.
    • Assist clients in stabilizing their housing situation by assessing their current level of need and developing an adequate plan of action.
    • Continually promote self-determination and self-sufficiency in interactions with clients.
    • Help clients establish critical community linkage and secure resources.
    • Complete all documentation in a timely and accurate fashion including client records, daily activity logs, and other reports as directed.
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and required trainings.
    • Attend bi-weekly GH CAN meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed.

    Shelter Diversion

    • Work in collaboration with the GH CAN and partner agencies that provide shelter diversion to ensure an effective coordinated entry system.
    • Assist clients by performing CAN appointments five days per week. Register clients with 211 as needed.
    • Assist in preventing clients from experiencing homelessness due to a financial crisis with homeless prevention and diversion funds or assist in diversion from shelter through mediation and local resources.
    • Attend case conferences as scheduled with partner agencies conducting shelter diversion.
    • Maintain client records per funder guidelines, HMIS data, shelter priority lists, and internal statistics.
    • Assist with the coordination of transportation to a shelter or set up emergency lodging for people experiencing homelessness when Greater Hartford shelters are filled to capacity as needed.

    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes _X_ No

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and one-year experience in related field preferred.
    • Evidence of dependability, self-security, and good judgment.
    • Ability to relate with persons of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Willingness to learn and develop new skills.
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with no fault of insurance.
    • Willing to work some evening and weekend hours are required.
    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

     

    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement: The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

     

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    ACTIVITY

    AMOUNT OF TIME

    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance

    X

     

     

    Lift up to 20 pounds

    X

     

     

    Lift up to 50 pounds

    X

     

     

    Sit

     

     

    X

    Stand

     

    X

     

    Use hands

     

     

    X

    Use sight/vision

     

     

    X

    Walk, bend, kneel

     

    X

     

    The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

     

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

     

    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

     

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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