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