Oversee all Homeless Prevention/Homeless Assistance initiatives for the agency
Provide direct client assistance to homeless
Poroved leadership, direction, facilitation and administrative support to the Continuum of Care (COC) leadership Board and Committees, to implement directives, move initiatives forward and support the body's mission to end homelessness in Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties through a coordinated network of resources for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
Coordinate efforts across the COC membership to support the CoC goals and the Homeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act regulations.
Building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with CoC membership and affiliates, working closely with the CoC Leadership Board.
Oversee all aspects of Homeless Management INformation System (HMIS) initiative and the COC Coordinated Assessment Process
Coordination of annual Continuum of Care NOFA process/DHS Homeless prevention Grant/ESG-DCEO Grant
Coordinate annual Point In Time counts
Plan and coordinate special initiatives and projects
Supervise work of Program Assistant and HMIS System Administrator
Perform special assignments and projects as needed and/or assigned by Director of Will County Center for Community Concerns
Other Duties as assigned.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead CoC planning efforts to prevent, reduce and end homelessness
Understands and effectively communicates local, state and national policy and trends and their implication for Will County Continuum of Care
Maintain CoC membership compliant with HEARTH Act, including executed Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs).
Conduct orientation for all new CoC members
Participate in webinars and trainings addressing CoC business and work, debriefing membership regarding the knowledge gained and necessary action items. At minimum, this will include in Housing Urban Development (HUD) sponsored webinars, conferences and trainings; and Supportive Housing Providers Association calls.
Coordinate trainings to enhance the work of CoC membership organizations and to meet CoC mandates
Communicate with CoC membership and community to keep them apprised of activities and updates
Maintain central CoC files, membership and mailing lists
Develop CoC Board and Committee meeting agendas
Maintain a record of the CoC Board and Committee meetings
Maintain up to date information on the CoC webpage, including meeting dates and meeting minutes
Manage all responsibilities of the annual Point in Time (PIT) count, both unsheltered and sheltered count
Complete the annual Housing Inventor Count (HIC)
Lead and support a continuous quality improvement process focused on the Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Attend and share information regarding the CoC efforts at other community meetings
Prepare funding matrices related to the CoC Notice of Funding Application (NOFA) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) allocations to support funding decisions.
Responsible for the completion of the annual System Performance Measures report and reviewing the information with the CoC
Creates a process for annual monitoring and technical assistance for recipients of Continuum of Care grants
Work with Coc member organization representatives and Homeless Management information System (HMIS) Administrator to generate meaningful data for review and use by the CoC
support efforts of the CoC strategic workgroups
Maintain CoC policies, coordinate necessary review and updates of policies according to the HEARTH Act, and work with CoC leadership Board to implement new policies as necessary including preparing drat policies
Conduct regular outreach in the community with goal of increasing membership diversity and participation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Characteristics and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree preferred in social service, education, or related area. Combination of education and training my be considered.
Ability to pass criminal background check
Strong background in social work and human services
Experience working directly with clients
Valid driver's license and ability to travel throughout Will, Kendall and Grundy Counties
Skills in public speaking, networking and training
Ability to attend community meetings, provide program information at community meetings, provide formal program presentations and collect and share relevant meeting information
Knowledge of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and Federal funding streams
Knowledge of homeless service programs, including eligibility and application process
Capacity to lead a developing initiative and take ideas form concept to completion
Proven self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to handle program and customer information in a confidential manner and report concerns as mandated.
Ability to understand the vision, mission and values of WCCCC and the CoC and to implement in everyday work
Ability to exercise judgement in interpreting date, applying legislation and making recommendations and decision when limited guidance is available.
Knowledge and respect from diverse cultures/lifestyles, problems of poverty in the community and familiarity with needs of low-income citizens
Ability to react to change productively
Ability to follow written and oral instruction with minimum supervision
Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally
Ability to complete timely and accurate documentation
Ability to function professionally in stressful situations
Ability to work individually and as a team member
Ability to implement concepts learned from training
Ability to set work priorities and organize effectively to meet deadlines
Proficient in English (spelling punctuation, grammar)
Ability to attend worksite regularly to perform job duties and responsibilities
Ability to preform computer skills needed to complete grant applications, data entry and timesheets
Ability to obtain program specific certification(s) within twelve months
Ability to attend program meetings and or training as required
Ability to work a flexible schedule including periodic evenings and weekends
Motivation to Succeed
Office work will be performed in an office environment, often involving distractions.
Frequent near-vision use for reading and computer work
Evening and weekend availability is required as needs of the program dictate.
Work may include providing services in unconventional settings. These could include, but are not limited to parks, schools and libraries.
Will County Center for Community Concerns is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Will County Center for Community Concerns
Will County Center for Community Concerns is the Community Action Agency that serves Will County, IL. We are a private not for profit corporation. Our mission is to assist and enable low and moderate income individuals to obtain the opportunities needed to prepare themselves for self-sufficiency.