JOB TITLE: Transition Specialist
REPORTS TO: Housing Programs Manager
FSLA STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Housing/1440 Pine
LOCATION: Boulder, CO
ABOUT TGTHR At TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes), we are building a movement that galvanizes communities, empowers young people, and puts an end to youth homelessness. We won’t stop until every young person is valued, empowered and safe. We provide a continuum of shelter and housing services for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and support youth in achieving housing stability, improving their physical and emotional well-being, pursuing education and employment goals, and building strong social networks. We partner with stakeholders to advocate for policies that will address and prevent youth homelessness across Colorado. Our work is grounded in a commitment to social justice, and we are dedicated to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace, programs, and community. For more information, visit TGTHR.org.
The following values guide all of our efforts:
- We believe growth is rooted in relationships.
- We believe in wildly celebrating resilience.
- We believe there is strength in diversity.
- We believe in promoting youth voices.
- We believe that housing is a fundamental right.
SUMMARY OF POSITION The Transition Specialist helps tenants of 1440 Pine identify and achieve goals that help them maintain safe, stable housing, employment, and education. This person guides tenants toward empowerment, community connectedness, self-sufficiency, and independence. The role may also include managing the front desk part time. This will entail ensuring secure access to the building, meeting and building rapport with tenants and to assess and intervene in crisis or safety incidents.
- Provide support to tenants based on issues identified in the TAY VI-SPDAT,and TGTHR’s Psychosocial assessment, and periodic life skills assessments..
- Maintain a caseload of up to 21 tenants.
- Monitor progress with voluntary participants on a monthly and quarterly basis, tracking tenant progress toward self-sufficiency via surveys, assessments and other data collection methods.
- Be available for meetings as needed and as often as requested.
- Commitment to building a culture of mutual accountability, liberation, and respect. Adherence to TGTHR's core values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Assist tenants with basic needs (laundry, shopping etc), personal finance, pro-social skills and life skills necessary to maintain housing.
- Assist tenants in developing a housing transition plan out of 1440 Pine and into self-sufficient housing. Advocate to leasing agencies for tenants receiving Housing Vouchers or other forms of assistance.
- Complete all documentation using the appropriate date entry point including Salesforce, HMIS and paper files.
- Other duties as assigned by the Housing Programs Manager.
- Building trusting relationships with tenants and creating an environment that fosters independent living and community building.
- Assessing tenants' needs, developing and documenting case plans, making appropriate referrals, and ensuring follow-through.
- Maintaining professional boundaries
- Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field, 2-4 years of direct experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- 3-5 years of experience working with vulnerable, at-risk and/or homeless young people in shelter, transitional or housing programs.
- Be able to manage time effectively.
- Commitment to continued education of social justice, especially the intersection of youth homelessness and race, sexuality, gender, ability, and socioeconomics.
- Strong verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Able to understand and respect the importance of confidentiality and professionalism
- Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic environment, in a team setting.
- Strong computer skills, including GSuite and Microsoft Office. Salesforce preferred.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Ability to sit for long periods of time while also performing typing duties
- Ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs
- Ability to lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, push and other strenuous activities.
- TGTHR's important work classifies our employees and program participants as high risk. Our staff's health, safety and ability to provide critical services remain our most important priorities. If you are hired, you will be required to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or are able to receive one within seven weeks of hire.
- Knowledge of HUD and City of Boulder housing regulations preferred.
- Knowledge of community resources in the Boulder area.
- Experience with transitional programs for homeless youth and young adults preferred.
- Case Management experience preferred.
- Bilingual, Spanish preferred.
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Accident Insurance Options (Full Time only)
- TGTHR pays 85% of employee only premiums and 100% of life insurance
- 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 3% match
- Generous PTO, Sick Pay, 9 Paid Holidays (or time and a half pay when working)
- 8hr Floating Holiday (salaried/admin hourly/temp only)
- Parental and Bereavement leave
- Time off for Voting
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Work Environment (depending on position)
- Annual Professional Development Stipend and 20+ hours of Paid Training
- Employee Referral Bonus
- Staff Appreciation Events
- $50 Bonus for Every Overnight Shift Worked
TGTHR is pleased to provide professional growth opportunities for full time employees pursuing their LPC or MFT licensure. In exchange for providing counseling services in programs, employees will receive on sight individual and group supervision at no cost to the employee.
Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 per year
TGTHR is a drug-free workplace. Candidates and employees must be able to pass a criminal background check.
TGTHR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are strategically invested in creating an equitable, diverse, just, and inclusive work environment. All interested individuals, including people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, women, and people with different levels of ability and people who have experienced homelessness are particularly urged to apply. For more information on our justice, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, visit our website here