Home of the Sparrow’s staff is composed of compassionate, professional, social service and administrative personnel. Together, each staff member plays an integral role in helping residents realize they are capable of successful and independent living and taking the steps necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Staff members include:
Vice President of Program Services:
A licensed clinical social worker who is responsible for directing and overseeing the management of all Program Services functions, including; the Transitional Shelter, Subsidized Apartment Program, Intake and Outreach, Rapid Re-Housing Programs, Affordable Housing Program, and Employment Program.
The Housing Manager is responsible for the management and expansion of the housing services at Home of the Sparrow. This includes but is not limited to the Affordable Housing Program, Community Rapid Re-Housing Programs, and the Subsidized Apartment Program. The Housing Manager provides direct supervision to the Housing Coordinators.
The Shelter Manager is responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, and supportive shelter environment, while offering Case Management, Client-Centered Consultation, and Community Support to clients and children as needed. The shelter manager provides direct supervision to the Shelter Case Managers and Shelter Staff.
Quality Improvement Clinical Coordinator:
The Quality Improvement Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the agency’s data and case management practices align with the overall mission of Home of the Sparrow. The Quality Improvement Clinical Coordinator is responsible for overseeing quality improvement projects, monitoring and analyzing internal performance, and providing training and support to new and tenured case management staff.
The Intake Coordinator is responsible for answering and returning calls from community members in need of shelter or referral services and assessing their eligibility requirements for Home of the Sparrow Housing Programs. The Intake Coordinator works with potential shelter clients through the intake process and completes biopsychosocial assessments with residents upon entry into the Home of the Sparrow Shelter.
Shelter Case Manager:
Case Managers and Shelter Staff provide direct services to Home of the Sparrow Shelter residents by providing case management services which include developing and updating individual plans, providing supportive services and referrals related to education, employment, physical and mental health, financial skills, housing, parenting, and more.
Housing Coordinators provide direct services to Home of the Sparrow Housing residents by providing case management services which include developing and updating individual plans, providing supportive services and referrals related to education, employment, physical and mental health, financial skills, permanent housing, parenting, and more.
The Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting clients with exploring and reaching employment and educational goals. The Employment Specialist builds job readiness skills and competencies, by helping clients create a resume, practice interview skills, and navigate employment search tools. They help facilitate education and training access by assisting clients in enrolling in appropriate education programs to meet job requirements or advance education for specialized career paths.