The mission of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha Inc. (APM), a nonprofit IRS 501(c)3 Latino based health, human services and community development organization located at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is to assists families achieve their full potential in life, by empower at-risk families in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. Through collaborative programming with health, human services, housing and other community-based organizations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct coordinated street outreach a minimum of twice a week with a focus on engagement and relationship building to target populations (focus list/BNL) in identified hot spots and zones;
- Complete CEA-BHRS prevention/diversion and/or housing assessments with households on the street, in shelters not funded by OHS or DBHIDS, or in locations where households experiencing homelessness gather (i.e. libraries, meal programs, engagement centers, etc.);
- Assist households with gathering necessary documentation for housing applications, which may include verifications of income, disability, and history of homelessness;
- Assist individuals and identified household with assistance in scheduling interviews, completing required paperwork or completing referrals to services to address possible barriers such as substance use and or mental health disabilities.
- Support households through the housing assessment and match processes by explaining next steps, assisting with scheduling interviews, etc.;
- Provide information, guidance, advocacy and support to identified households through the housing assessment and match processes and create a plan outlining next steps and barriers that may impact progress.
- Enter demographic and assessment data into HMIS;
- Participate in required training, including trainings related to HMIS, assessments, and other designated trainings;
- Respond to requests to conduct assessments from Office of Homeless Services, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, street outreach teams, or other designated parties and create a schedule to complete assessments;
- Embed into and coordinate with street outreach teams to identify households with whom to complete the CEA-BHRS housing assessments;
- Engage with other members of the CEA-BHRS system, including Homeless Services, DBH, and external partners, to assist with evaluation, feedback, and follow up requests;
- Provide client-level data to the Lead Agency for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), through direct entry into the HMIS system;
- Demonstrate a person-centered approach in working with households by respecting their self-determination and autonomy;
- Strongly adhere to Trauma Informed Care and Assertive Engagement principles
- Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English);
- Bachelor’s in Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university;
- 1-2 years’ experience as a Case Manager or Resource Coordinator and knowledge of homeless/behavioral health resources.
- Lived experience/ Peer Specialist Certificate
- Aptitude for computer data entry;
- Good communication and writing skills.
APM is an equal opportunity employer.