Current Job Postings
Housing Advocate Specialist
Wage: $14.00 an hour
Deadline to Apply: Midnight on Nov. 18, 2018
Important: Email an Official KLCAS Application for Employment and a resume to mslinker@KLCAS.org. Candidates will NOT be considered without both documents.
The Homeless Prevention Program provides an essential community service to individuals in crisis. This contributes to the overall mission of KLCAS by combating the conditions and causes of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by stabilizing housing.
Job Duties and Specific Tasks
- Learn, manage and coordinate varies homeless funding streams as provided by KLCAS. Train with existing staff to learn the various funding streams, as well as fiscal and reporting components.
- Programs are funded by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and management of funding programs will be monitored by OHCS on a yearly basis.
- Perform client intake and maintain files in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
- Carry out home inspections to determine habitability in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
- Working with KLCAS staff – establish phone, appointment, and walk-in protocol to best meet the needs of the clients and funding sources.
- Maintain all records pertaining to program activities; track and document all case management and support services provided and participants’ progress towards program goals.
- Input and maintain client data into ServicePoint HMIS database. Learn to pull reports and review information for accuracy and analysis.
- Take a visual assessment course for habitability.
- Participate on Planning Committee for annual homeless events to include Winter Give-A-Way and Project Family Connect.
- Participate in outreach and other duties/tasks as requested.
- Annually or sooner if needed, analyze program statistics and discuss current program procedures ‒ always looking at ways to streamline services and make good use of available resources.
- Become part of the KLCAS team and understand the mission of Community Action Agencies.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Associate’s degree plus two years of work experience or 4 years work experience and two years of academic work in one of the following areas: Social Services, Human Services, Case Management, or related field
- Prior to date of hire and throughout employment:
- Valid driver’s license.
- Proof of current auto insurance. Must provide current liability insurance.
- Daily access to reliable transportation required.
- Must be able to satisfactory pass criminal background check.
- Must be able to pass a background check with DHS to work with families.
- Able to work with variable situations which require analysis and application of company/program policies and procedures.
- Able to plan and carry out assignment to meet objectives, deadlines and targets.
- Able to work with sensitive family situations in a non-threatening, non-judgmental, professional manner.
- Must be available for a flexible schedule to accommodate family needs.
- Must be willing to meet clients in their homes.
- Able to communicate and interact effectively verbally and in writing with target group and the general public.
- Able to maintain accurate records and client files.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Computer literacy and familiarity with various applications such as word processing, email and the ability to enter information in database systems.
- Fine and/or gross motor skills, including the ability to grasp, lift and/or carry or otherwise move packages on a standard wheeled cart with a load capacity of 100 lbs.
- Ability to work, bend, kneel, stand and/or sit for an extended period of time.
- Protects organization’s value by keeping client, employee, and proprietary information confidential. A signed confidentiality agreement will be required.
- Complies with all KLCAS Policies and Procedures as stated in the company handbook and department documents.
This job description doesn’t imply an employment contract, nor is it intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which the employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.
KLCAS provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other classification protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, KLCAS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.