Transitional Housing Coordinator - Day Reporting Center

POSITION:

Transitional Housing Coordinator - Position #860

PROGRAM:

Day Reporting Center

LOCATION:

1101 Union Avenue Suite #100, Bakersfield, CA 93307

HIRING MANAGER:

Olivia Gutierrez, Casework Supervisor

PHONE:

(661) 861-6111

BASE PAY:

Class 87 ($13.50-$17.77/hour)

STATUS:

Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Until Filled

AVAILABLE:

Immediately

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB SUMMARY

The Housing Coordinator reports to the Casework Supervisor under the supervision of the Program Director and is responsible for Transitional Housing Services and the related Case Management.  The Housing Coordinator provides leadership, coordination, and management of all housing activities. 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.  Identifies, organizes, maintains and disseminates housing information conducive to long term recovery, and stable housing. (e.g. shared, supportive, subsidized, clean and sober, moderate income housing, etc.)

  2.  Locates market-rate housing opportunities such as Craigslist and/or other sources.

  3.  Mentors the parolee in disclosing appropriate information regarding past convictions and/or parole status when attempting to secure housing.

  4.  Creates housing and placement plans with each parolee based on his/her goals and needs related to housing.

  5.  Provides referrals to community housing and related resources.

  6.  Follows up with the parolee regarding housing applications submittals and other aspects of their search.

  7.  Ensure parolees adhere to all rules and requirements of the Transitional Housing.

  8.  Prepares for and facilitates weekly housing meetings to share current opportunities to help parolees complete housing applications and provide information identifying practices of a good tenant.

  9.  Oversees transitional housing in the community to ensure the facilities are in compliance contract requirements.

10.  Submit Bi-Monthly Status Reports to the Casework Supervisor and Program Director. 

11.  Maintain a current data base of housing incentive expenditures.

12.  Maintain contract compliance in the administration of the program.

13.  Represent the program in public settings.

14.  Maintain all program records per TP policy and CDCR compliance. 

15.  Attend meetings as required. 

16.  Will think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

17.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

18.  Will drive on Agency business.

19.  Approve and monitor expenditures and revenues related to housing activities.

20.  Ensure that the housing activities are operated in accordance with Turning Point program policies and procedures.

21.  Maintain cooperative working relationships with funding agencies.

22.  Collaborate with the Program Director and case management staff to develop policies and practices that allows residential and case management components to function in a unified and cohesive manner.

23.  Complete the minimum 40 hours training annually per Turning Point training requirements.

24.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided

25.  Other duties as assigned.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1.  The Transitional Housing Placement Coordinator (THPC) shall possess an Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree from a granting institution accredited by the WASC or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a THPC or similar position; or possess a high school diploma, or equivalent and a minimum of four (4) years of experience as a THPC or similar position.

  2.  Skilled at working with adult offenders and knowledge of substance abuse/mental health issues. 

  3.  Excellent verbal and written skills. 

  4.  Knowledge of community housing and support service resources. 

  5.  Proficient in assessment and problem solving with people in personal crisis. 

  6.  Ability to remain non-judgmental and handle sensitive issues with confidentiality, integrity and tact.

  7.  Capable of maintaining good relationships with co-workers and all others with whom the Agency transacts business with. 

  8.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  9.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

10.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

11.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

12.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.