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Westgate Housing Program Director

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Housing Program Director to supervise our Westgate Community Program. Westgate is a low-cost, low-barrier housing solution for individuals who have previously experienced or are on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness. This program offers a variety of housing options and scale-able payments to fit an individual’s specific need and circumstance.

You will be responsible for the overall success of the program. You will supervise managers and inform management on progress and performance. A successful Program Director must have a broad knowledge of program management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop their subordinates. The goal is to ensure the program will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate and set goals for program according to the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Plan the program from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
  • Develop or approve budgets and operations
  • Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
  • Supervise all program and program managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
  • Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
  • Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed
  • Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues
  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
  • Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations

Skills

  • Proven experience as housing program director or other managerial position
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
  • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
  • Working knowledge of MS office and program management software
  • A business acumen with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelors Degree in management or a relevant field is preferred; Masters Degree is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

TO APPLY:

Send resume with cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and your availability for shifts to: Jake Reiter at jake.reiter@cesctlh.org, placing position title in the subject. Emails without resume, cover letter and position title in subject field will not be considered.


EMERGENCY SHELTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Interested in working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? Join The Kearney Center team! The Kearney Center provides temporary emergency shelter and housing focused services to people experiencing homelessness, in a safe environment that promotes dignity and respect.
If you have a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and a commitment to serving them in an emergency shelter environment, this is an opportunity for you!

Position Title: Part Time Direct Care Specialist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide compassionate, client-centered customer service  Attend to the needs of people experiencing homelessness in a shelter environment where an average of 375 people access services and sleep overnight, with special attention to clients’ safety and well-being.
  • Contribute to care and cleanliness of the facility
  • Assist clients in understanding the processes and following the guidelines of the facility
  • Utilize trauma-informed care and de-escalation principles with clients in a busy, high-volume shelter environment
  • Document incidents and updates for smooth flow of information between shifts
  • Perform routine facility walk-abouts to be aware of activities throughout the building, ensuring client safety and comfort

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Compassionate and open-minded
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage and embrace change, risk and uncertainty
  • Willingness to embrace and actively support the unique and evolving culture and values of The Kearney Center
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

Part-time Direct Care Specialist – We are a 24 hour a day facility and there are a number of shifts available for a total of up to 25 hours per week. Please indicate your hours of availability in your cover letter.

TO APPLY:

Send resume with cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and your availability for shifts to: Bret Oglesby at bret.oglesby@cesctlh.org, placing position title in the subject. Emails without resume, cover letter and position title in subject field will not be considered.


Case Manager- The Kearney Center

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide compassionate, client-centered case management services with a focus on assisting with identifying and accessing more stable housing options.
  • Perform crisis intervention, as appropriate.
  • Complete referrals for housing, government benefits, healthcare, mental health services, substance abuse services, clothing, employment, educational opportunities, and disability support, as appropriate.
  • Offer clients additional social work services including counseling, advocacy and service coordination with a focus on securing more stable housing options.
  • Utilize a collaborative process with team members and community partners to provide service linkages and support systems to effectively serve clients.
  • Ensure timely and thorough documentation of all case management services, including in-person meetings and collateral contacts.
  • Honor and maintain strict confidentiality in all areas: written, spoken and observed communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources for which people experiencing homelessness qualify, and connect clients with these community services.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Possess knowledge of programs and policies that impact people experiencing homelessness.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings.
  • Assist in training and supervision of interns.
  • Other assigned activities that build the capacities of guests and staff to fulfill the mission of The Kearney Center.
  • Some evening or weekend hours will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related human services field, experience with case management and working in  homelessness strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of local resources
  • Compassionate, open-minded, non-judgmental
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems
  • Basic familiarity with computers: Windows, MS Office, email, and database use

Please email Murdina Campbell at murdina.campbell@cesctlh.org with your resume and cover letter if you are interested in this position. Submission deadline is Friday March 27, 2020.


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2650 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL. 32304
Phone:(850) 792-9000
Fax: (850) 536-6053

The Kearney Center is focused on eradicating homelessness throughout Tallahassee and the Big Bend region.

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