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Employer: Cornerstone Advocacy Services
Located in: Bloomington, Minnesota
Degree Required: Bachelors
Cornerstone is a $5M agency with approximately 90 employees.? Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center.
Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. In addition, through Cornerstone’s statewide Day One Crisis and Crime Victim Support lines, we provided services to over 20,000 persons via phone, text and chat. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. (www.cornerstonemn.org)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Housing Navigator is responsible for assisting victims/survivors in moving from homelessness to housing stability and services within Hennepin County. This position will support victims/survivors who are attempting to flee domestic violence and obtain safe housing through Cornerstone’s Rapid Re-Housing program. Participants must meet low-income eligibility guidelines, qualify under the Coordinated Entry process and homeless when seeking services. This position requires meeting eligible participants, at times, in homes and safe community settings in order to create access to services. A significant part of the role will include developing and working closely with prospective property owners and managers to promote permanent housing opportunities for homeless individuals and families. This will include providing information regarding subsidies, security deposit assistance, support from a single point of contact, and cost savings via low tenant turnover.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. Minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing direct services, preferably assisting homeless individuals navigate the complexities of the social service system to address housing, financial, and other critical needs. Knowledge and experience in working with diverse, marginalized and underrepresented communities, and anti-oppression work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Direct Services (50%)
OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Assure data entry is completed accurately as assigned.
2. Complete accurate statistical reports as assigned.
3. Assist in developing and reporting of program outcomes and strategic action plans.
4. Support the grant writing process, i.e. research, information gathering, etc.
5. Review and authorize timesheet and purchase orders.
6. Contribute to budget development and expense control as assigned.
1. Maintain positive and enthusiastic attitude.
2. Identify and capitalize on strengths in your team and across organization.
3. Maintain communication processes with the Director of Programs to ensure clarity about programming and staffing responsibilities, successes, challenges and concerns.
4. Model and coach employees in peer-to-peer feedback conversations aligned with the agency’s recommended practices.
5. Provide direct and honest communication toward staff across the organization.
6. Maintain personal accountability and that of your employees.
7. Support a continuous learning environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common social science literature and journals, financial reports, and funding contracts. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from participants, community partners, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employee’s abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.
Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package.
How To Apply:
RESUME without COVER LETTER will not be reviewed for any job opening at Cornerstone Advocacy Service. Please email both cover letter and resume.
No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please
Posted on 07/30/2019
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