SEK-CAP Housing Self Sufficiency Coordinator in GIRARD, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: POSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, evaluating and overseeing programs designed to increase the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and thereby reduce their need for subsidized programs and services.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in accordance with regulations and policies set by SEK-CAP Develops or assists with the development of polices for the program. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of program materials, reports and records such as assessments, financial records, activity reports and case management records; Maintains data regarding Family Self-Sufficiency services and accomplishments and prepares reports summarizing these service data for use by SEK-CAP; Collaborates with community agencies and mainstream providers for the provision of housing and related services for clients; Contracts through Memoranda of Agreement or contracts with community agencies and mainstream providers to ensure on-going provision of these services for clients; Interviews and determines the eligibility of applicants for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program; Assesses service needs of program participants through case management, goal setting, referrals and monitoring; Assists participants in accessing appropriate public or private community agencies to obtain specialized types of assistance; Reviews case records to update and monitor client needs; Maintains knowledge of national and local best practices to assist low income; Secure information through a focused interview of the customer to assess individual, family, and community strengths and needs; Refer customers to community resources based on assessed needs and follow-up as needed. Provide customers with information about opportunities to volunteer and give back to their community. Conduct home visits to assess customer's home environment for strengths and needs-based goal planning. Identify and work to minimize service gaps that exist in assigned service area. Actively participate in county coalitions and identify and participate in other community networking opportunities. Facilitate or refer program participants to classes that provide training in basic life skills, such as cleaning, cooking, budgeting, etc. Communicate effectively with Housing Director. Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures. Demonstrate good work habits such as arriving on time and adhering to appropriate break times. Attend mandatory training and staff meetings. Report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority. Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community. Maintain and assures confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers. Uphold and promote the Code of Ethics, Core Values, and Mission Statement of SEK-CAP, Inc. Support management decisions both in actions and words. Other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:Essential:1. Basic computer skills on IBM compatible P.C. systems and software.2. Basic operation skills of general office equipment such as photocopiers, faxes, and phone systems.3. Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities. Tactful, mature, and flexible.4. Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in writing.5. Resourceful and well organized.6. Must be of excellent moral character.7. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, community partners, and customers.8. Ability to learn and adapt.Desired:1. Community based work experience2. Knowledge of local community resources.3. Demonstrated knowledge of the characteristics, needs and interests of housing choice voucher and public housing residents4. Case management techniques including appropriate assessment, goal setting, referral, monitoring and limited crisis management techniques;5. Client centered interviewing techniques6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct activities and services7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;