Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: 19.00 - 23.00 DOE
Organization's Mission: Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending interpersonal violence, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter. To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all our clients, including Safe Housing, Supportive Services, and Prevention Education. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Peace House is an Equal Opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Peace House is an advocate for diversity and equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. We believe that providing a work environment based on respect, trust, and collaboration creates an exceptional employee experience where employees can bring their whole selves to work and thrive in their careers.
Position Summary: We are currently seeking a full-time Housing Specialist. Housing resources are offered to both the residential and outreach clients of Peace House as well as eligible community referrals. The Housing Specialist assumes a housing-specific case management role and is the point person for high-risk victims and underserved victims needing referrals to overcome safe housing barriers in order to transition into Utah communities. The Housing Specialist will serve as an active member within the transitional housing program and Peace House.
Primary Responsibilities: PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

To Support/Assist victims of domestic violence and their children access safe housing in the community
• Maintain an up-to-date directory of community housing resources that meets the diverse needs and barriers of victims and ensures that this information is readily accessible to victims and staff.
• Regularly meet with partnering agencies and community resources to clarify services and build inter-agency relationships that expand availability of low-barrier housing in the community.
• Assist victims who are relocating to rural communities with resources, transportation and safety planning.
• Make appropriate community referrals to victims and their families that support emotional and financial self-sufficiency.
• Coordinate with case managers to provide flexible financial assistance as appropriate.
• Coordinate with community partners and other DV providers to identify safe housing and alternative emergency finance options to meet unique survivor needs.
• Work with landlords, property managers, and housing authority staff to identify available housings, streamline lease-up, and reduce barriers for survivors seeking or trying to remain in housing.
• Provide intake assessment for survivors seeking housing options within Summit, Wasatch and all other Utah counties.
• Develop case support services, including mobile advocacy assistance. Meet individually with participants to offer housing safety planning, discuss personal goals, provide advocacy support and referrals as needed.
• Approach survivor’s immediate and long-term self-sufficiency utilizing a survivor-driven, low-barrier model of service.
• Support survivors with housing search and lease-up.
• Maintain client files, records, statistics, and prepares grant reports as directed by supervisor.
Coordinate with Peace House programs and community partners
• Coordinate with residential and outreach clients and staff to explain aftercare program and opportunities.
• Coordinate with Peace House Housing Coordinator on transitional housing availability, waitlist and housing timelines.
• Coordinate with community members and partners to explain Peace House programs, victim needs and barriers and promote trauma informed practices within the community.
• Coordinate with Case Managers and Housing Coordinator to ensure victims attending housing orientations and meetings are knowledgeable of opportunities as they become available.
• Document and maintain data of all service interactions and referrals.
• Complete ongoing data entry into Peace House’s Apricot Data Base.
• Attend staff, program and supervision meetings as scheduled.
• Complete monthly statistics and quarterly, annual reports.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff and any other organizations, individuals and community partners important to the success of Peace House’s work.
• This position requires regular driving of personal vehicle for onsite duties, offsite meetings and financial assistance deliveries.
• Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
• Occasional Weekend or Evening Hours may be required.
• Follow state and federal laws on victim confidentiality.
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience working in social services.
• Previous experience doing community outreach and networking.
• Computer literate.
• Must be able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
• Current Utah driver's license and a clean driving record.
• Reliable and insured transportation.
• 21 years of age or older.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Work Experience Preferred
• SSW licensure
• English and Spanish Fluency
• Domestic and sexual violence knowledge and previous experience in the field.
• Training and/or experience in case management.
• Property Management experience
• Ability to facilitate groups
• Domestic and sexual violence knowledge and previous experience in the field.
• Training and/or experience in case management.
• Ability to facilitate groups.
• Current First Aid and CPR or ability to be trained.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Benefits:
• Health, Dental and Vision insurance
• 14 Holidays and Accrued paid time off
• Employee Assistance Program
• Life Insurance
401K 3% Match
• Travel and Housing Allowance $150 per month
• Paid Family Leave
How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates please submit both a resume and a cover letter indicating your interest and relevant experience.
Closing Date: until filled
Location: Park City

Information

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Contact: Melissa Caffey
Email: melissa@peacehouse.org
Phone: 4356584739