Job Openings

The below jobs were updated on June 30th, 2020

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Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

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Case Manager

Job Purpose: The Case Manager will provide Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support to clients at the McHenry Shelter.

Schedule: Mon. – Fri. 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Job Type: Full-time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meets with the Shelter Manager at least monthly for supervision.
  • Upholds Home of the Sparrow Rules, as defined by the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document.
  • Follows emergency procedures as needed.
  • Relates positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
  • Assists in preparing rooms, binders, etc. for resident move-ins and move-outs as directed by the Shelter Manager.
  • Attends and fully participates in all scheduled training as required by the agency.
  • Follow the client’s Individual Plans carefully.
  • Provides Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support Services to assigned clients weekly (and/or as needed). Involves other providers as needed, and also provides referrals and linkages as needed, and provides discharge planning and coordination.
  • Documents and bills all client interventions appropriately in client charts.
  • Provides aftercare services upon client request.
  • Upholds HOS guidelines for client savings accounts.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients when indicated.
  • Provides transportation for clients as it pertains to their Individual Plans.
  • Completes Employment/Education Forms weekly and turns them into the Employment/Education Coordinator.
  • Completes all weekly shelter duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.
  • Adheres to specific shelter responsibilities/assignments as directed by the Shelter Manager (i.e. Book Buddies, Child Care Volunteers, Thursday Night Programming, House Meetings, HOS vehicle maintenance, HMIS data entry, Chart Reviews, scheduled grocery shopping trips, etc.)
  • Conducts daily Safety and Maintenance Inspections.
  • Counts Petty Cash daily.
  • It helps ensure that the shelter is clean, safe, and in good repair.
  • Submits work orders through Property Ware when necessary.

 

 

Knowledge & Skills:

 

  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • Previous experience working with high barrier populations required.

Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Job Purpose: The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will provide case management and community support to residents in our Housing program. Intensive case management will prioritize housing.

Job Type: Full-time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct criteria screenings and in-person interviews with prospective housing clients.
  • Process entrance and exit paperwork for clients.
  • Coordinate housing search: including call landlords, driving around desired rental location looking for possible apts., schedule showings with clients, inspect units to meet RRH and Grant criteria for housing.
  • Market RRH program to potential participants and community agencies.
  • Assist clients with lease review and understanding.
  • Prepare check requisitions for needed financial assistance of RRH clients with appropriate receipt documentation.
  • Provide intensive case management resulting in housing attainment within 30 days of intake for homeless women and children.
  • Add two or more new households into the program every month.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with area landlords.
  • Conduct regular housing visits; ensure that housing units are kept in good condition by the tenant. Coach the tenant in the basic elements of being a good occupant.
  • Follow grant rules and restrictions as determined by Grant Manager.
  • Enter initial client data and monthly interim reports into Service Point HMIS System.
  • Continuously collect and analyze data gathered from the project.
  • Meet with the Housing Manager for supervision at least twice monthly.
  • Attend and fully participate in all Team Meetings.
  • Attend and fully participate in all scheduled trainings required by the agency.
  • Meet with residents to mutually develop Individual Plans. IPs may be in effect for up to 6 months. Intake Assessment must also be completed within 30 days of intake.
  • Follow Individual Plans by providing Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support services when indicated, involving other providers or supports as needed. Provide referrals and linkages as needed, provide discharge planning and coordination. The primary focus is to be on housing, removing housing barriers, and obtaining permanent housing.
  • Document interventions in resident charts.
  • Research and follow commonly practiced rapid re-housing strategies.
  • Maintain a caseload of approx. 15-20 cases, which may consist of RRH, AHP, and SAP program clients.
  • Provide shelter and intake call coverage as needed.
  • Provide Aftercare services when needed.
  • Participate in senior staff on-call rotation, complete other senior staff duties as assigned.
  • Relate positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.

 

Knowledge & Skills:

    • Good written and verbal skills.
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
    • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Previous experience working with the homeless population greatly desired but not mandatory.
  • Must be able to lift 30 Pounds.
  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, and reaching are required.
  • Sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.

 

Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
    • Generous Paid Time Off
    • 30% employee discount at all of our affiliated thrift stores

Part-Time, Weekend Shelter Staff

Job Purpose: Shelter Staff provides client-centered consultation and community support to clients at the Transitional Shelter.

Schedule: Sat. & Sun., 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Job Type: Part-Time

Key Responsibilities:

· Meets with the Shelter Manager at least monthly for supervision.

· Upholds Home of the Sparrow Rules, as defined by the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document.

· Follows emergency procedures as needed.

· Relates positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.

· Assists in preparing rooms, binders, etc. for resident move-ins and move-outs as directed by the Shelter Manager.

· Attends and fully participates in all scheduled training as required by the agency.

· Follows clients Individual Plans carefully.

· Provides Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support Services to assigned clients weekly (and/or as needed).

· Documents and bills all client interventions appropriately in client charts.

· Advocates on behalf of clients when indicated.

· Provides transportation for clients as it pertains to their Individual Plans.

· Completes all weekly shelter duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.

· Conducts weekly Safety and Maintenance Inspections.

· Counts Petty Cash each shift.

· Helps ensure that the shelter is clean, safe, and in good repair.

 

Knowledge & Skills:

• Excellent written, verbal and communication skills;

• Ability to work with a diverse group of people;

• Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

 

Qualifications:

· Previous experience working with high barrier populations preferred.

· Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred.