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Housing Navigator - CCHP 2.0

The CCHP 2.0 Housing Navigator will be working on the Community-wide CCHP Housing Plan project in conjunction with the other agencies in The Way Home. They will support and complete the clients’ move in process into housing. This person will engage in efforts to move homeless clients into permanent supportive housing units in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The navigator will match the elements of the housing assessment to an appropriate housing unit. This process will include the time period from the housing assessment and referral in the HMIS system to the end of the lease up process. 

Responsibilities:

  • This person works as a member of the Beacon Navigation team

  • Conduct housing assessments and Pre-navigation efforts when needed

  • Assists homeless individuals in gathering all documents and documentation necessary to complete the housing program enrollment process.

  • Conducts case management with clients to ensure proper supportive services are provided during the navigation process.

  • Maintains relationships with housing management for the benefit of identifying potential housing and during the leasing up process.

  • Travels as needed and accompanies clients to appointments and serves as advocate for the client during the housing search process

  • Ensures that all data needed is entered and all documents needed are uploaded into HMIS accurately and in a timely manner and then transferred to the housing case manager when the client is housed.

  • Attends all Community Navigator meetings, Beacon staff meetings and all appropriate training events.

  • Participates in Case conferences and Transitions team meetings as needed.

  • Completes monthly reporting as needed.

  • Must be able to represent the Beacon team well in the community. 

  • Complete required Beacon trainings and meetings.

  • Assist with other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Associates level degree required or related college degree in social services, social work or human services.

  • Two or more years’ experience in social work or social services preferred

  • Texas driver’s license, good driving record required and working vehicle

  • Start as soon as possible

 

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@beaconhomeless.org . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Intake Coordinator

The Intake Coordinator greets and receives clients in a courteous, patient, and professional manner, representing the values and mission of The Beacon.  The Intake Coordinator is responsible for assisting and training interns and volunteers to help receive, check in and enroll qualified clients that visit The Beacon Day Center. Through coaching and monitoring, the Intake Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring that the information entered in the HMIS database, Client Track, by the volunteer team is accurate, confidential, and correct. The Intake Coordinator strives to maintain a safe, secure, and welcoming environment in the Day Center for clients, volunteers, and staff by working closely with hired security guards and police officers. The work schedule is Thursday through Monday between 6:30am-2:30pm (hours may vary).

Responsibilities:

  • Manage client reception and intake system for the entire Dunn Center including The Beacon Day Center and Compass, Healthcare for the Homeless, Houston and Coordinated Access on Thursday through Monday.

  • Records and reconciles client visits and services requested daily.

  • Re-directs clients that do not qualify for Beacon Day Center services to other shelters or agencies and explains their options for qualifying as “chronically homeless” and Beacon services. 

  • Maintains supply of and order of name badges, wristbands and other supplies 

  • Be responsible for the usage, inputs, and confidentiality of the three generic (Beacon) logins issued to the Beacon Day Center by The Coalition for the Homeless, Houston.

  • Records and reports errors and duplicate records in the database to Issue Track.

  • Ensures accurate recording of services through working with volunteers and reconciling numbers and services reported daily.

  • Be responsible for the security of intake equipment including laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices.

  • Help develop and administer procedures that control costs.

  • Ensure all new volunteers receive thorough instructions and are given all the initial coaching they need to carry out the work required of their job or position.

  • Assign job duties to each volunteer, making sure volunteers, as available, are deployed in a systematic manner that adequately covers the positions needed. Consider volunteers skills and maturity level to ensure they are matched appropriately with job responsibilities of intake and offer training and coaching when helpful.

  • Actively recognize good performance in the volunteer ranks and develop positive relationship with all volunteers.

  • Ensure effective channels of communication between the volunteer ranks and The Beacon team

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school education required and higher education with Social Services degree and/or related volunteer or work experience preferred. 

  • Must possess a positive attitude, welcoming personality, and good listening skills.

  • Ability to perform the duties assigned.

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

 

Physical Demands:
This position requires that the individual be able to lift to 20 pounds, be seated for extended periods for computer work, and be comfortable working in fast paced environments.

 

 

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@beaconhomeless.org . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

Office Administrator

The ideal candidate must be committed to the mission and goals of The Beacon. The individual should be experienced in providing administrative leadership and support to carry out administrative functions of The Beacon, primarily as the liaison for HR and the board of directors. The individual should be prepared to work independently with minimal supervision, value and respect volunteers and clients in addition to staff, take initiative, demonstrate excellent customer service skills, exhibit a strong sense of priority with good time management skills, be a team player and be flexible to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist hiring managers with recruiting, onboarding and offboarding tasks; including but not limited to reviewing and completing forms, time tracking, Safeguarding training and other onboarding training, fielding questions around organization processes and HR practices, and coordinating HR tasks with managers.

  • Maintain confidentiality with documents and issues, meeting regulatory standards and best practices.

  • Plan and complete tasks in preparation for The Beacon Board of Directors and Board committee meetings to include sending out documents, placing lunch orders, coordinating the setup of room, coordinating conferencing capabilities, sending out reminders, and organizing Board packets.

  • Coordinate office activities, calendars for meetings, and maintain oversight of conference rooms.

  • Coordinate and organize the maintenance of HR records for staff and company property, such as equipment, keys, manuals, and other materials.

  • Ensure prompt and thorough responses to the main line of the telephone, email, and in-person inquiries 

  • Assist the Executive Team in the storage management of paper and electronic documents.

  • Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to ordering office supplies, photocopying, faxing, mail distribution and filing.

  • Serve as the liaison to the building management for coordinating information technology, maintenance, and housekeeping.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and Bachelor’s in a related field preferred, or three or more years related experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Positive attitude and passion for the mission of The Beacon.

  • Experience providing administrative support preferred.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and professional writing skills. Must be able to analyze information and data and create accurate and timely documentation for client records.

  • Ability to work in a non-traditional environment and maintain professional boundaries.

  • Experience in computer software including Microsoft Office, Google, database management and ability to troubleshoot and problem solve common computer issues. 

  • The ability to lead up and apply critical thinking skills is a plus.

 

Physical Demands:
This position requires that the individual be able to lift to 20 pounds, be seated for extended periods for computer work, and be comfortable working in various environments such as outdoors and/or in non-traditional settings on occasion. This is predominantly an in-person office position with the opportunity to work from a secure home office one day a week. Office hours are typically Monday through Friday daytime with a need to work after hours on occasion.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@beaconhomeless.org . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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