Marin Community Clinics

  • Intake and Assessment Coordinator

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-CA-San Rafael
    Category
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    Please note this is not a Marin Community Clinics position

    This career opportunity is at the Ritter Center. To Learn more about Ritter Center visit their website at www.rittercenter.org

    Resumes submitted through our Careers Portal will be forwarded to Ritter Center Hiring Manager

     

    The Ritter Center’s mission is to prevent homelessness and improve the health and well-being of individuals and families who are homeless or low-income by providing a range of culturally sensitive, easily accessible, high quality medical care and social services. The Ritter Center is partnering with the Marin Housing Authority to provide the Marin Housing Authority an Intake and Assessment Coordinator. The incumbent will be an at-will employee of the Ritter Center, but will be assigned to work in Marin Housing Authority’s Supportive Housing Department. Marin Housing Authority’s (“MHA”) purpose is to assist low- and moderate-income people to secure and maintain quality, affordable housing.

     

    MHA’s Supportive Housing Department assists families and individuals with special needs to secure and maintain stable housing in the community. The Supportive Housing Department’s largest program is Shelter Plus Care, which provides rental assistance and supportive services to homeless where the head of household has a serious mental illness and may also have a substance abuse history and/or compromising medical conditions. The program is intended to help participants achieve three overall goals: residential stability, increased skill levels and/or incomes, and greater self-determination. The Marin Housing Authority (“MHA”) also administers HOPWA, VASH and FSS programs. MHA also owns and operates almost 600 housing units, and administers about 2100 Housing Choice Vouchers in its Housing Choice Voucher Program.

    Coordinated Entry is a process by which homeless assistance is allocated as effectively as possible and is easily accessible to all homeless persons. Coordinated Entry is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for all Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program recipient agencies. In the CoC Interim Program Rule, HUD defines coordinated entry, which is also referred to by HUD as a centralized or coordinated assessment system:

     

    “A centralized or coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake assessment and provision of referrals. A centralized or coordinated assessment system covers the geographic area (encompassed by the CoC), is well advertised, and includes a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.”

     

    There is an immediate opening for a highly motivated, experienced coordinator. The incumbent will provide intake and assessment to the program participants, and conduct data entry and analysis to help them secure Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Other responsibilities include outreach, VI-SPDAT assessments, screening for eligibility, assisting clients to be document ready, data entry and analysis on multiple data systems, including the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), assist Program Manager in facilitation placement meeting, coordinate service plans with providers and participant in housing placement and case management committees. The coordinator will represent the Housing Authority and the Ritter Center in the community with other service agencies in the County.

    Responsibilities

    Abilities

    • To conduct data entry and analysis to help the chronically homeless individuals to secure Permanent Supportive Housing
    • To interact dynamically and relate well with chronically homeless people;
    • To conduct assessments using the VI-SPDAT vulnerability assessment tool;
    • Determine needs and develop appropriate PSH plans;
    • To effectively facilitate community housing placement and case management meetings;
    • To effectively seek out and use appropriate community resources and services;
    • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients;
    • To interpret social service programs to applicants and participants;
    • To work constructively within a community setting;
    • To write clear, accurate and concise reports; professionally maintain client records; and perform word processing and data entry.

     

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Highly organized and able to work with multiple data sheets and forms.
    • Knowledge of principles and techniques of engaging chronically homeless people;
    • Good understanding of issues relating to Housing First and Harm Reduction;
    • Knowledge of the principles, procedures and techniques, trends and literature of the chronic homelessness;
    • Principles and techniques of interviewing and methods of social work of record keeping, including computer applications related to the work;
    • Good understanding of public assistance and social service programs;
    • Preferred knowledge of Marin providers.

     

    Education & Experience

    • Equivalent of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, psychology, social work, or a closely-related field and two years of experience in a social services or a community services organization. Experience working with people experiencing homelessness. Master’s Degrees in a related field may be substituted for experience on a year by year basis.
    • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

    Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

     

    Equivalent of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, psychology, social work, or a closely-related field and two years of experience in a social services or a community services organization. Experience working with people experiencing homelessness. Master’s Degrees in a related field may be substituted for experience on a year by year basis.

     

    License:

    Must possess a valid California class C driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record

     

    Compensation/Benefits

    Annual salary range is $44,000 to $59,400. Ritter Center’s current comprehensive benefits package includes a generous Agency contribution for medical and dental insurance; 10 paid sick days per year; 10 paid vacation days for the first year, which will progressively increase to 18 days after 5 years of service; 3 to 5 paid days of bereavement leave; 1 paid day for birthday leave; and 11 paid holidays.

     

     Examination Procedure

    All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

     

     

     

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