The Service Coordinator, SSVF will conduct comprehensive assessments of veterans/veteran families needs; develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate individualized housing stability plans with each client; provide short-term intensive case management to veteran families to achieve their housing stability goals, and to link each program participant with appropriate community supports to ensure their housing stability.
Engage program participants by maintaining regular contact to monitor and track progress and response to services, including home visits and field work.
Develop and implement individualized housing stability plans with veterans/veteran families to address identified housing barriers for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing services.
Monitor and evaluate client progress and adjust housing plan and/or service delivery as necessary.
Complete all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding requirements, and agency quality assurance standards.
Performs comprehensive assessments on clients according to SSVF and agency standards.
Assist program participants in identifying and accessing healthcare, employment/income support supports and other supportive services as needed, including Department of Veterans Affairs services and benefits.
Advocate for veterans/veteran families at service providers and agencies in the community.
Coordinate Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention services with program participants and the social service team.
Assist veteran families with housing search and placement.
Coordinate the provision of Temporary Financial Assistance with third-parties and agency personnel.
Cultivate positive relationships with relevant funding and monitoring entities, faith based organizations, social service providers, and other community partners.
Participate in appropriate community collaborations and activities.
Initiates and completes case closure when appropriate.
Participate in SSVF and Veterans Services team meetings.
Available for after-hours crisis response for intensive case management as needed.
Respond to client needs promptly, accurately and with courtesy and respect. Model appropriate behavior. Represent the organization in a positive and appropriate manner to outside resources.
Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality for clients and staff, restricting information to those who need to know only.
BA in Human Services or related field and one year experience in social services or a combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 3 years of case management and/or counseling experience.
Experience with homeless families and/or veteran services highly desirable.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft windows, Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook required.
Experience with electronic database systems (such as the AWARDS system) is preferred.
Strong ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
Solid organizational skills/strong communication and writing skills required.
Willingness to attend occasional events outside of normal business hours, including Veterans Day.
Veterans highly encouraged to apply.
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org.
Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays