Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
  • WFS - 201
  • Spokane, WA, USA
  • $17.00 p/h
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full-time - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, paid Vacation, paid Sick Leave, Personal Days, paid Holidays, Employee Discount & more


Ref: SPO18025     Closing: 11/26/18

NOTE:  Please apply early, as this job posting is subject to removal before the deadline if sufficient number of qualified applications are received.  Thank you.

Summary:
Provide supportive services to participants in the Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program. Provide housing services to participants to execute Individual Housing Plans that enhance housing security to eligible participants through direct and indirect service provision in Goodwill and partner agencies.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in human or social services from an accredited college or university and at least two years of demonstrated experience providing supported employment or similar services; be a certified employment support professional (CESP); be a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC); or Associate degree with three or more years of demonstrated experience providing supported employment or similar services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Effectively assist participants in achieving housing stability.
  • Ensure that participants receive the assistance needed to promote housing stability, including but not limited to: consulting with participants to conduct housing needs assessment, working with participants to locate and obtain stable housing, monitor initial transition to housing and ensuring that participants obtain needed supportive services to maintain housing.
  • Establish and document participant housing requirements. Determine the participant's household barriers that may limit the housing options available to the household. Gather and record information about the participant's prior housing situation in order to identify and coordinate an effective and acceptable housing search for the participant. Develop housing searches, locate landlords willing to rent to participant, perform housing inspections and all other housing related tasks required to permanently house participant.
  • Coordinate and/or provide supportive services needed by the participant to achieve and maintain stable housing.
  • Understand and perform duties within compliance with State and Federal Fair Housing Laws.
  • Use informal community networks, as needed, to locate housing and make referrals as necessary in support of Individual Housing Plans.
  • Participate in meetings, staffings, and other activities as directed to promote and review the effectiveness of Individual Housing Plans.
  • Explain and provide written information on coordinated entry process to eligible and ineligible participants so they may access as many resources as possible.
  • Conduct other services and activities in concert with Foundational Community Supports program guide and at the direction of the Goodwill Program Manager.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of programs and services.
  • Assist with screening of referrals for appropriate program and service options.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with participants, referral agencies, landlords and all team members.
  • Follow up on participant progress, providing encouragement as needed.
  • Ensure all paperwork and related activities are current, accurate, and in compliance.  Includes case notes, and other documentation required by the program or Goodwill management.
  • Enter required data into the Participant Case Management database in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide services in accordance with Goodwill policies, CARF standards, and principles of safety.
  • Assist participants in achieving the highest level of independent functioning while receiving services.
  • Facilitate Person Centered Planning to determine housing goals, recommend appropriate services to achieve goals, and oversee the program and goals agreed upon.  Revise as necessary.
  • Model appropriate work behaviors and interpersonal skills.
  • Inform business, labor, and the general public about Goodwill services and available potential employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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