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27 Aug 2021

Full-Time Project Coordinator

Friendship Place – Posted by Friendship Place Lincolnia, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Job Type
Full-time
Description

FRIENDSHIP PLACE

Position Title: Project Coordinator – VA

Reports to: Assistant Director – VA and Specialist PCs

Location: Veterans Services Division

Developed by: Division Director

Classification: Exempt

About Us: 

Friendship Place is nonprofit organization, serving the Washington, DC region, empowering individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.  Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative, customized programs that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact on the community and beyond.  Our programs are person-centric and individualized to meet the needs and goals of individuals, families, youth/young adults and Veterans experiencing homelessness. We provide outreach, hospitality, health care, case management, housing, job placement services, and advocacy. We have established a national presence and are known for sharing best practices in the field.

Summary:

This position supervises the case managers in providing homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services to low income Veteran Families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant. The Project Coordinator will conduct in office caseload supervision and field supervision with the Case Managers (CMs) in order to ensure that best practices are being used and CMs are exhibiting participant centeredness as well as adhering to program guidelines and policies and procedures. The Project Coordinator will work to empower low income Veteran Families in DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Montgomery, Frederick, and Prince George’s counties to become stably housed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Supervise Case Managers in field supervision, in office case review supervision and check ins

· Decision making authority in regards to spending grant funds and implementation of policy and procedures

· Provide Quality Assurance and monitoring of SSVF grants and budgets

· Develop, review, update policy and procedure manual as needed and implement policy and procedures amongst staff

· Develop and manage goals, staff development and timekeeping of all direct report staff

· Ensure that best practices and participant centeredness are being utilized by Case Managers at all times

· Distribute VA satisfaction surveys to participants within 30 days prior to exit

· Monitor participants paper files for eligibility documents and completeness

· Monitor HMIS data quality

· Foster empowerment and a team environment in offices

· Promote self-care and growth amongst case managers

· Collaborate with external agencies providing services to participants, including community agencies, government agencies, and the VA.

· Maintain data and collect statistics on Google docs for tracking purposes

· Assist with new staff development

· Complete Energy Share Referrals

· Manage DVS Funds and process requests for assistance

· Attend CoC Meetings and Veteran specific CoC Meetings

· Participate in multidisciplinary meetings and regular supervision.

· Demonstrate empathy and flexibility in responding to participants’ needs and requests.

· Attend professional trainings and conferences as needed.

· Perform all other duties as assigned

Requirements

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience in a similar setting preferred

Qualifications:

• Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle

• Understanding and/or experience working with Veterans

• Experience with HMIS data entry preferred

• Strong written and verbal skills

• Strong clinical skills and crisis management skills

• Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment

• Ability to work well under pressure

• Ability to work as a team player

Working conditions:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with some flexibility. Some evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

At least 50% of the time will be spent in an office setting, must be able to sit and work at a computer for prolonged periods, up to 50% will be spent working in the field with supervising case managers, working with participants attending community events and attending CoC meetings.

Background Checks: 

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Direct reports:

Case Manager(4)

Specific Requirements:

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Other Details:

Application Deadline: This job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

Compensation: The hiring pay range is between $54,470 – $57,787 annually.  Depending on the position, the starting hourly pay rate or annual salary is based on a step system.  A candidate’s starting pay determination is made based on meeting the basic position requirements, and current completed education, credentials and/or work experience.  Please Note: The step system is set and not open to pay negotiation.  Before moving forward in the selection process, interested applicants are encouraged to discuss starting pay eligibility with the Human Resources (Talent) Department.

COVID-19: Effective September 19, 2021, the District of Columbia (DC) mandates COVID-19 vaccination for government employees, contractors, interns, and grantees.  As a DC government contractor, we comply with this mandate by ensuring that all employees are in compliance with being vaccinated or have an approved exemption.  If you would like to proceed with completing an employment application, it is with the understanding that Friendship Place complies with the DC COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  We appreciate your interest in joining the Friendship Place team.

Benefits:  We offer an excellent benefits package including low cost health insurance, employer paid dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 403B matching, 15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment, sick leave, and much more!

Location: 5568 General Washington Dr, Suite A214, Alexandria, VA 22312

Interview Process:  Phone screening, Panel style interview, Program Visits, Final Interview

Website: www.friendshipplace.org

 

Friendship Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Please apply via company website: https://friendshipplace.org/who-we-are/careers/

Job Types: Full-Time.

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