Supportive Housing Service Coordinator
Description

Who we are

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) works closely with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty.


Who we are looking for

The Vancouver Housing Authority is seeking a Supportive Housing Service Coordinator to link residents to supportive services provided by public agencies or private practitioners within the general community. The Supportive Housing Service Coordinator practices assertive engagement to assess service needs and provides referral assistance. Generally, specializes in one area of service (i.e. Transitioning from Homelessness).


What you'll do

  • Provides general case-management including intake and resource connection to all residents needing such assistance.
  • Establishes linkages with appropriate agencies and service providers in the community.
  • Meets all assigned program requirement including reporting, tracking, administrative functions, and educational requirements (CEU’s).
  • Sets up a directory of providers for use by both staff and residents.
  • Refers and links the residents to applicable service providers in the general community (e.g. case management, personal assistance, transportation, counseling, preventive health screening/wellness, parenting classes, credit counseling, and legal advocacy).
  • Educates residents on service availability, application procedures, resident rights, etc. Practices assertive engagement to provide advocacy as appropriate.
  • Monitors the ongoing provision of services from community agencies and keeps the case management and provider agency current regarding the progress of the individual, as needed. Helps the residents build informal support networks with volunteers and/or other residents, family and friends.
  • Facilitate team meeting with service providers to practice collaborative problem solving as needed.
  • Provides training to residents in the obligations of tenancy or coordinate such training.
  • Educates other staff on the issues related to area of specialty to help them to better work with and assist the residents.
  • Consistently complies with position and department safety and attendance standards.
  • Establishes and maintains positive, productive relationships with employees, residents, vendors, and other work related contacts.

What we offer

  • Starting pay rate is $3,670.00 - $3,853.50 per month based on experience.
  • Full-time, non-exempt, union-represented position working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Benefits package also includes 10.25% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off and separate sick time accrual.
  • Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.
Requirements

What you'll bring

  • BA in Social Service or related field plus at least 2 years of direct service experience working with populations experiencing homelessness
  • Experience and/or training working with mental health diagnoses, drug and alcohol dependency issues, and/or co-occurring disorders
  • Experience and/or training in the legal liability issues relating to providing services coordination, drug and alcohol use, as well as mental health issues.
  • Valid driver’s license.

A cover letter and resume is required. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at www.vhausa.com. Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.