Performs highly responsible and professional social work involving a wide variety of responsibilities. Provides general oversight of homeless programs and grants within the Scott/Carver housing collaborative. Applies for, administers, and reports on grant funding. Assists in identifying housing options for clients experiencing homelessness. The incumbent represents the needs of clients through active participation in community and collaborative groups.
Performs professional social work activities in support of homelessness programs and program participants.
Researches, applies for, administers, and monitors various grants related to housing and homelessness. This includes ensuring funding requirements/guidelines are met.
Determines initial and continued eligibility for program participants. Maintains client charts, ensuring proper documentation is available at all times.
Maintains Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
Manages all data management systems as indicated by housing partnerships and funders; ensures data entry is completed for all homeless clients as defined by requirements.
Prepares reports, data, and information as needed to illustrate the tasks, activities, and outcomes of program efforts. Gathers, analyzes, and evaluates data to guide decisions.
Acts as lead for Point In Time (PIT) count to determine homelessness numbers in Scott County.
Develops occupancy standards, documentation, and record keeping for funded subsidy programs.
Serves as a resource to staff in developing and implementing service plans related to housing.
Represents Scott County and serves on various committees. Serves as the liaison with program providers.
Provides leadership in community initiatives related to housing and homelessness.
Monitors housing and homelessness environment to identify potential programming or fiscal changes. Advocates for internal and community system changes that impact access to grant opportunities and affordable housing. Provides recommendations regarding homelessness programming needs within the community.
Collaborates with perspective and current community landlords to expand housing units.
Provides program information and requirements to clients and various Scott County teams. Provides referral information as needed on housing and homelessness resources.
Works the hours and/or shifts assigned and begins and ends work on time.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires equivalency of a bachelor's degree in a social work, psychology, sociology, or closely related field and two years' experience working with homeless individuals. One must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities. Strong preference given for experience with managing grants, for working with individuals with mental illnesses, and for experience with housing development activities for the homeless.
Selection for this position will be based on a minimum qualifications screening and rating of training and experience. Top candidates will be forwarded to the hiring manager or supervisor for consideration for interview and/or additional assessments. Final selection will include a background check and approval by the County Board.