WHY CATHOLIC CHARITIES:
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County strives to create and maintain a positive and caring work environment for all of our employees. We demonstrate this through supportive and meaningful supervision, a comprehensive health and benefits package, and gratitude and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others.
Basic Function/Purpose: Monitor and assist homeless or at risk Veterans and families who have been referred to or are requiring assistance from Catholic Charities to find and maintain housing and access benefits/income.
This is a Full Time Position; Monday-Friday; 8:30am-4:30pm; with an hour unpaid lunch.
1. Interview clients to determine needs and areas of concern such as: personal and family adjustments, individuals whose children may be placed in foster care, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem.
2. Secure information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation, and evaluate these and client’s capacities.
3. Counsel clients individually, in family, or in other small groups regarding plans for meeting needs, and aid clients to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning. Meets with clients as required by funding sources.
4. Help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client’s part in creating them.
5. Refer clients to community resources and connection to Veterans Administration Programs.
6. Complete all necessary reporting forms for government agencies and funding sources. Maintain appropriate communication with supervisors and other funding sources. Notify of any safety issues in a timely manner.
7. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures
8. All other duties related to housing Veterans and helping them remain housed.
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County employs the Total Rewards approach to employee pay and benefits which includes fair pay, employer sponsored benefits, and rewards that you receive for being a dedicated Catholic Charities employee.
Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field required with three years experience working with in housing and/or with vulnerable individuals or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in housing, housing law and other related areas. Knowledge of State and Federal Veteran assistance programs.
Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, registered and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; computer skills including word processing; ability to work with a group or independently.
Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client’s homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals, Manual dexterity sufficient to work with children/adults in a challenging and active environment.
If you are interested in this position apply at www.ccoc.us