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9 Nov 2021

Part-Time Veteran Prevention Fund Specialist

Friendship Place – Posted by Friendship Place Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Job Type
Part-time
Description

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 conducts non-case management services under a “Veterans Prevention/Diversion Project” funded by Kaiser Permanente and a Flex Fund from Community Solutions. The Project will serve a minimum of 200 veteran households in the District of Columbia with one-time financial assistance to support housing stability. Eligible veteran households must be residents of the District of Columbia and who would not qualify for SSVF services due to discharge status, income limits, have exceeded SSVF financial assistance limitations, or meet other identified criteria established by the project. The Veteran Prevention Fund Specialist will work collaboratively with the Intake/Outreach team of Friendship Place and receive referrals from DC community partners. They will screen for eligibility using the SSVF Screening Tool and input from the ICH Veterans NOW core team, complete necessary documentation for finance and enter required documentation into HMIS. The Project is a non-renewable grant opportunity that will last from 5/1/2021 – 11/30/2022.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Daily review of incoming referrals (Email/Smartsheets/Phone) for District of Columbia Veteran households in need of prevention/diversion services to determine eligibility for fund or other community-based services/resources.

· Collection of necessary documentation for determining eligibility and processing fund assistance, including but not limited to: W-9, lease, letters from landlord and/or apartment building or management company, other documentation of housing stability.

· Data entry into screening/referral database tracker

· Completion of all HMIS required data entry within 48-hrs of engagement with eligible veterans.

· Submit check/fund requests and accompanying documentation for Supervisory approval (goal to process funds w/n 3-business days of referral)

· Attendance/Participation at identified CAHP and Veterans NOW meetings to support outreach and referrals with providers.

· Community outreach to District providers to generate referrals and engage community on building systems to identify unstably housed veterans prior to entering homelessness

· Perform all other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education/Experience:

· High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2-years’ experience in a similar setting preferred.

· A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1-year experience in a similar setting preferred.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Platform

Qualifications:

· Understanding and/or experience working with Veterans.

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

· Strong written and verbal skills.

· Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

· Strong commitment to mission, including racial equity and social justice.

· Ability to work under pressure.

· Ability to work as a team player

Work Conditions:

Administrative, paperwork and meetings with supervisor in the office with some field and remote work.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

20-Hour/week developed schedule within a 9:00 AM-5:00 PM workday day (M-F)

Background checks:

The project requires that all personnel complete the following background checks: DC MPD Background Check, FBI Fingerprinting, Tuberculosis test, and drug test.

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 $24.83 – 26.38 hourly.  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.

• 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!

• 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.

• Location: Veterans DC Office, 1140 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20002

• 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: Part-Time.

Job expires in 69 days.

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