The Salvation Army

Temporary Homeless Prevention & Disaster Caseworker

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
2020-7019
Category
Sales
Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview

Location/Department: Greater Hartford Area Services, Marshall House Family Shelter (Hartford, CT)

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time, Temporary

Hours Per Week: 27.5 hours/week

Schedule: Monday- Friday; 9:00am- 2:30 pm (15-minute paid break)

 

Scope & Purpose of Position: Will assess clients referred by 211 and local agencies who are at risk of homelessness. Will assist in preventing clients from experiencing homelessness due to a financial crisis with homeless prevention funds, disaster funds or assist through mediation and local resources when financial assistance is not adequate to serve the needs of the client.

Responsibilities

  • Complete Needs Assessment Survey to assess needs and differentiate between disaster related needs and traditional homeless prevention needs.
  • Familiarize oneself with local community social service agencies and other appropriate resources including the Homeless Prevention and Shelter Diversion Program, its goals and objectives and all disaster relief programs.
  • Ensure early intervention by active community networking.
  • 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.
  • Assist clients with one-time financial assistance for those who qualify. Work with the Homeless Services Program Coordinator to establish a monthly budget for available financial assistance.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely and accurate fashion including client files, referral tracking, and internal statistics.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and required trainings.
  • For disaster related clients, follow Emergency Assistance Guidelines and Financial Assistance Limits as a guide to assist clients with financial needs. Complete disaster specific In-take Form, Check Request Form, Stat Spreadsheet, etc. when working with disaster related clients.

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes _X__ No

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required; Associate degree or higher in human services or related field preferred; one-year experience in related field required.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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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