Resident Advocacy CoordinatorPosted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: The Second Step
- Provide case management & advocacy services for 4 families (unless otherwise determined by supervisor) including child assessment & child goal plan development.
- Develop service plans with residents that address a variety of needs such as medical, legal, educational, employment benefits, & behavioral health; work closely with other residential staff to assist families in obtaining their goals; actively engage in networking with community service providers to locate programs & resources that support resident goals.
- Liaison & advocacy with community service providers to secure resources & provide services for children/families including: day care, summer camp, school after school, parent education, counseling, legal & health care.
- Each resident coordinator shares in the responsibility of the scheduling interviews of prospective program participants; review of transitional housing application, checking references & orientating new participants to the program once admitted.
- In collaboration with other Resident Service Coordinators, plan and schedule TSS Family Programming to include psycho-educational workshops, seminars with outside providers.
- Provide housing advocacy & case management services to assigned families including budgeting counseling.
- Assist families in obtaining financial resources for housing expenses related to acquiring permanent housing.
- Develop & maintain positive working relationships with Housing Authorities.
- Coordinate program participant's moves to permanent housing.
- Ensure 'bridge meeting" is scheduled with Community Advocate prior to participant scheduled move out date.
- 2-3 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence and/or homeless families & individuals in residential and/or community based programs.
- Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence, trauma, mental health & addiction with a particular emphasis on how these issues impact families is essential.
- Knowledge of issues related to child development & parenting is valuable.
- Life & employment experience are considered as valuable assets.