Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 11-Jan-2021 to 12-Feb-2021
  • - Partners In Housing Development Corporation
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

To act as a positive role model by partnering with residents to develop activities and services which empowers residents to self-sufficiency. This position works with residents to identify their skills and abilities in promoting optimal personal growth resulting in the elimination of the cycle of homelessness 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist residents in identifying and applying knowledge, skills and behavior related to maintaining permanent housing
  • Comply with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain communication and coordinate resident services with in-house staff as well as external, community resource agency staff.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, appearance, and boundaries with residents, staff and vendor contacts 100% of the time
  • Respond to crisis situations and mitigate potential negative consequences related to anxieties.
  • In conjunction with residents, work with interdisciplinary team of service providers and partnering agencies to increase communication, set and monitor goals, evaluate outcomes and adapt approach as necessary.
  • Support primary service providers in encouraging and monitoring residents in achieving care plan goals.
  • Work positively with a blended management team to ensure building standards are consistently met.  Communicate with team members regarding building operations to include building inspections.
  • With the Director of Support Services and community managers, design and implement daily activities that promote recovery, employment and personal growth.
  • Advocate as necessary on behalf of all residents, CoC or non (i.e., public assistance, social security, financial and rental payments, primary case managers, probation, VA, etc.).
  • Assist with community outreach initiatives with organizations that can assist our residents in becoming self-sufficient. 
  • Perform assessments and interviews with applicants.
  • Keep proper and timely records/statistics on activities, including hardcopy file and electronic entry in ClientTrack.
  • Attend all required training and staff meetings to ensure individual and professional growth.
  • Be available after hours for emergency calls regarding caseload.
  • Assist residents in finding appropriate transportation to meet their needs.
  • Effectively manage caseload of residents, including all required resident metrics as directed by the Director of Support Services.
  • Conduct home and office visits.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field, masters of social work highly preferred.  If no degree, must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience working with homeless persons and/or low income persons.
  • If the candidate has a Bachelor or Masters degree in the field, prefer a minimum of 2 years experience working with homeless and/or low income persons.
  • Possess valid Indiana driver's license and current auto insurance.

Competencies

  • To have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the mission and philosophy of Partners in Housing.
  • Utilize strong, clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be well-organized  and be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Utilize above basic computer skills.
  • Utilize above basic math and analytical skills.
  • Have a clear understanding and respect for formerly homeless persons and individuals facing barriers
  • Practice professional, respectful and discrete behavior.
  • Clear ethical boundaries including respect for resident confidentiality. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to the NASW Social Work Code of Ethics

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