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Barry Community Free Clinic is seeking a Case Manager.

Organization Mission Statement:  To provide free non-emergency medical and dental care, low or no cost medications and access to free local social services to low-income and uninsured adult individuals through a professional independent Free Clinic, organized, financed and staffed by volunteers, without undue influence from government or other outside organizations.

Purpose of Position:  In support of the mission statement to identify, encourage and assist patients who qualify for other social services, health services and insurance to access those services and transition to their new or additional provider. Also assist in identifying and supporting patients who need more medical case management.

Major Functions:  Under the general supervision of the Executive Director:

  • With the Executive Director, develop policies and procedures to accomplish purpose of the position
  • Assist eligibility screeners in identifying patients who do or will qualify for Medicaid or other insurance access
  • Encourage and assist identified patients in applying for insurance/Medicaid
  • In coordination with clinical volunteers and Executive Director, identify patients in need of further medical case management.
  • In coordination with clinical volunteers and Executive Director, develop and follow-up on plan for patients needing case management.

Hours:  10-12 hours per week on average. It is anticipated that it will start off closer to 15 and taper to 10 or less as repeat patients will not require the service at each visit. Work on clinic nights with patients after they have seen screener. Expected hours– Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. through end of clinic. Additional hours as agreed upon with Executive Director.

Education/Background/Skills:

  • Social work or human services employment background
  • Willing to obtain certified application counselor training when training comes online
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal social service and healthcare programs
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people including health care professionals, clerical volunteers, low income patients
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, including financial, health and other sensitive information
  • Comfortable with office technology including copiers, scanners, fax machine, computer office software and web-based applications.

Qualified and interested individuals should email a resume including three references to barryfreeclinic@gmail.com. Please use “Case Manager” as the subject line. Applications accepted until filled.  Would like to have someone in place before October 1, 2013.

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Community Housing Network seeking a Supportive Services for Veterans Family Program (SSVF) Supervisor

Position Summary:  The SSVF Supervisor is an independent contractor position requiring the individual to take an active role as part of a comprehensive housing supportive team and in collaboration with the person served, is responsible for providing intensive outreach services, assessment, service plan development, housing placement, linkage/ coordination of services, benefit assistance, re-assessment and follow-up, and monitoring of housing services.  The SSVF Supervisor provides services to an active caseload as assigned and supervised by the Community Programs Manager. The SSVF Supervisor will also be responsible for supervising other team members in this department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive outreach services to local shelter, hospitals, VA Domiciliary, VA Medical Center, drop-in centers, etc., to locate and screen potential program participants.
  • Perform thorough assessments on potential participants.  Enroll qualified consumers and obtain required documentation for enrollment.
  • Assist in the development of a housing plan.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for delivery of housing case management services to assigned caseload; to include:
    • Assessment, service plan development, linking/coordination of services including but not limited to:  benefit assistance,  eviction prevention, care coordination with the VA, house finding assistance, mainstream resources, referrals to needed services (i.e. job training, income support, financial coaching/money management, child care services as needed), reassessment / follow-up, advocacy and monitoring of services, including client’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
    • Accompany clients to needed services when appropriate and assist with identifying alternative sources of transportation when needed.
    • Directly assist clients in locating and identifying housing, move-in process, and assist clients in obtaining necessary household items.
    • Assist client in understanding and abiding by the obligations of their tenancy.
  • Complete all documentation required in order to submit financial assistance request to the funder for approval and processing. Pick up and deliver financial assistance checks to third party payee as requested.
  • Completes program data requirements and documentation of service in the HMIS system within the time limits of the program.
  • Adheres to the CHN Code of Conduct and embraces the CHN Core Values, and complies with the State of Michigan Mental Health Code.
  • Fulfill productivity/efficiency standards as outlined by the grantor SWCS
  • Serves on agency committees, working groups and other projects as assigned.
  • Conduct and facilitate SSVF Team Meetings.
  • Meet with staff 1:1 for scheduled supervision and ad hoc as needed.
  • Complete other supervisory documentation as needed.
  • Communicate program changes and updates, as well as funding availability to staff.
  • Interface with other departments internally to coordinate and streamline processes.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, contractual obligations, or program.

Qualifications – 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.

The SSVF Supervisor must have reliable transportation (as personal vehicles are used for required travel) and adequate insurance coverage (100/300/100 coverage)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in human services field; and five years human services experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of the community agencies and service delivery systems locally related to housing and other services is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a professional team delivering supportive housing services.
  • Skills in working with chronically homeless and mentally ill population, with a preference for those who have experience working with veterans.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to function independently in the community and outpost settings.

To apply for this position please visit http://communityhousingnetwork.org/

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Community Housing Network is seeking a Supportive Services for Veterans Family Program (SSVF) Community Outreach Coordinator.

Position Summary:  The SSVF Community Outreach Coordinator is an independent contractor position requiring the individual to take an active role as part of a comprehensive housing supportive team and in collaboration with the person served, is responsible for providing intensive outreach services, assessment, service plan development, housing placement, linkage/ coordination of services, benefit assistance, re-assessment and follow-up, and monitoring of housing services.  The SSVF Community Outreach Coordinator provides services to an assigned caseload under the supervision of the Community Programs SSVF Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive outreach services to local shelter, hospitals, VA Domiciliary, VA Medical Center, drop-in centers, etc., to locate and screen potential program participants.
  • Perform thorough assessments on potential participants.  Enroll qualified consumers and obtain required documentation for enrollment.
  • Assist in the development of a housing plan.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for delivery of housing case management services to assigned caseload; to include:
    • Assessment, service plan development linking/coordination of services including but not limited to:  benefit assistance,  eviction prevention, care coordination with the VA, house finding assistance, mainstream resources, referrals to needed services (i.e. job training, income support, financial coaching/money management, child care services as needed), reassessment / follow-up, advocacy and monitoring of services, including client’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
    • Accompany clients to needed services when appropriate and assist with identifying alternative sources of transportation when needed.
    • Directly assist clients in locating and identifying housing, move-in process, and assist clients in obtaining necessary household items.
    • Assist client in understanding and abiding by the obligations of their tenancy.
  • Complete all documentation required in order to submit financial assistance request to the funder for approval and processing. Pick up and deliver financial assistance checks to third party payee as requested.
  • Completes program data requirements and documentation of service in the HMIS system within the time limits of the program.
  • Adheres to the CHN Code of Conduct and embraces the CHN Core Values, and complies with the State of Michigan Mental Health Code.
  • Fulfill productivity/efficiency standards as outlined by the grantor SWCS.
  • Serves on agency committees, working groups and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, contractual obligations, or program description.

Qualifications:  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.

The SSVF Community Outreach Coordinator must have reliable transportation (as personal vehicles are used for required travel) and adequate insurance coverage (100/300/100 coverage)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in human services field; and five years human services experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of the community agencies and service delivery systems locally related to housing and other services is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a professional team delivering supportive housing services.
  • Skills in working with chronically homeless and mentally ill population, with a preference for those who have experience working with veterans.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to function independently in the community and outpost settings

To apply for this position please visit http://communityhousingnetwork.org/

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Community Housing Network is seeking a Program Assistant – Supportive Services for Veterans Family Program (SSVF).

Position Summary:  The Program Assistant is responsible to provide program screenings to individuals/households that may be eligible for SSVF after initial contact with the HRC Call Center as well as through referrals from community partners, and schedule potentially eligible program participants to meet with the SSVF Team. The person in this position will also be instrumental in connecting with community partners to promote the program and resources by providing outreach and distribution of program promotional materials. The Program Assistant will report to the Community Programs SSVF Supervisor.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provides screenings to individuals and households that may be eligible for SSVF after initial contact with the HRC Call Center or through referral from a community partner.
  • Reviews existing information in HMIS and updates as applicable to determine eligibility, utilizing the screening processes designed by the grantor and in HMIS.
  • For program participants that are ineligible for the program, alternate resources and linkage will be provided.
  • Schedules appointments for a complete face to face assessment with an SSVF Community Coordinator after determining potential availability, reviewing documentation checklist with the potential program participant to prepare for the meeting and enrollment into the program.
  • Provides intensive outreach services to local shelter, hospitals, VA Domiciliary, VA Medical Center, drop-in centers, etc., to locate and screen potential program participants.
  • Complete program data requirements and documentation of service in the HMIS system within the time limits of the program.
  • Adheres to the CHN Code of Conduct and embraces the CHN Core Values, and complies with the State of Michigan Mental Health Code.
  • Fulfill productivity/efficiency standards as outlined by the grantor SWCS
  • Serve on agency committees, working groups and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, contractual obligations, or program description.

Qualifications:  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.

The Program Assistant must have reliable transportation (as personal vehicles are used for required travel) and adequate insurance coverage (100/300/100 coverage)

Educations and/or Experience:

  • Experience working with homeless and precariously housed persons and at risk households. Experience working with community agencies and resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Outlook and other Microsoft Office Software.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a professional team delivering supportive housing services.
  • Skills in working with chronically homeless and mentally ill population, with a preference for those who have experience working with veterans.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to function independently in the community and outpost settings.

To apply for this position please visit http://communityhousingnetwork.org/

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The Salvation Army Booth Family Services (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking a full-timeHousing Intake Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine the primary need and discern the urgency of the presenting housing crisis.
  • Provide comprehensive housing assessments for the Housing Assessment Program (HAP) [utilizing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)].
  • Assist with housing information and/or referrals with the goal of preventing homelessness and/or securing permanent housing.
  • Develop an “Action Plan” utilizing a strength-based and trauma informed approach with each consumer.
  • Provide and maintain community linkages as appropriate to the needs of the consumer and provide as much information to the consumer as possible.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of social case work methods and techniques.
  • Maintain individual case records and statistical data of consumer participation and referrals and complete required reports and program outcome information.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Social Work degree or related field, and experience with social services case management.
  • Basic understanding of issues facing people in poverty and crises with a commitment and desire to assist individuals and families achieve stability, health, wholeness and independence.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact positively with individuals, colleagues and collateral agencies.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jameela_Maun@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Focus: HOPE (Detroit) is seeking a talented individual to serve as Community Safety Coordinator, to work as part of a LISC funded community policing strategy.

The individual will lead a two person safety team which will coordinate with Building Sustainable Communities partners, community stakeholders, and law enforcement to strategically address crime through (1) community partnerships and engagement, (2) community safety education, (3) coordination with stakeholders for code enforcement, and blight elimination and for physical development to address particular safety concerns, and (6) safety related youth development.

Full job description and on-line application can be found here:  https://www5.ultirecruit.com/FOC1005/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*182C8CF1E60F1E9B

Applications submitted before September 13 will receive priority.

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association is seeking an Executive Director for a half-time contract position.

Position Overview:  The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive officer responsible for management, budgets, and daily operation of GLREA and is employed by the Board of Directors. The ED is currently the sole GLREA staff position. The ED must be self-motivated and accountable to the BOD and membership.

The ED is a nonvoting officer of the corporation and serves as an ex officio member of all GLREA Board Committees and Task Forces.  GLREA’s growth trajectory has created opportunities, challenges, and decision points that will determine its direction for the next decade and beyond. The ED works closely with board and members to determine GLREA’s best course to achieve the goals of promoting renewable and sustainable energy and education.

This is a half-time (100 +/- hours a month) contract employment position with no benefits package. The position may be expanded up to a full time contract if future fund raising efforts support the expansion. The terms and hours will be reviewed yearly.  Compensation is $20.00 to $30.00 per hour, based on experience.

Responsibilities – Duties include but are not limited to:

 

Administrative 

  • Partnerships – Works with government agencies, educational entities, and a wide variety of other non-profits to advance the GLREA’s interests and mission.
  • Budget/Audit – Develops the annual operating budget with the Treasurer, Board Committees.  Oversees GLREA’s operations within the constraints of the budget and provides reports that assure the Association’s finances are in good order.
  • Regular Reports – Prepares regular written and oral reports to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Personnel – Hires, supervises, and terminates any contract part-time staff needed for projects. This includes administering personnel policies.
  • Legal Matters – Seeks legal counsel for contracts, tax exemptions, personnel, and all other legal matters.
  • Strategic Planning – Works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan.

Marketing

  • Marketing and Public Relations – Works with the BOD and volunteers in a wide variety of PR tasks including printed materials, press releases, website, social media, etc.
  • Public Speaking – Speaks to community organizations frequently. The ED is the spokesperson for the GLREA on critical matters.
  • Annual Report – Coordinates preparation of the Annual Report.

Fundraising 

  • Special Events, Sales, and Retail – The Michigan Energy Fair, held in June each year, is the primary fund raising event for the GLREA. The ED must work to assure an adequate level of profit from this very important event.
  • Membership – Works with the board, staff, and volunteers to increase membership.
  • Grants – Works with the BOD to prepare grant requests.
  • Major Gifts and Planned Giving – Works with the BOD to identify donors and solicit donations.
  • Campaigns – Works with the Board and development staff to decide fund raising strategies.

Ideal Candidate should be:

  • A self motivated and accountable leader who will craft a vision for the future and take the organization to the next level.
  • Experienced and capable budget management and reporting.
  • A natural relationship builder in order to establish and maintain existing relationships within the renewable/sustainable energy industry.
  • Goal-oriented and able to set strategic and fund raising goals into executable plans with successful outcomes.
  • Effective communicator, advocate, and public speaker with a proven track record.
  • Able to present a professional image and exhibit appropriate social skills in a range of settings from formal business meetings to parties with community members and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • A  minimum of a BS degree (advanced degree preferred) in Environmental Science/ Natural Resources, Education,  Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Business, or a related field and at least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least five (5) of which shall have been in a director and budget management capacity.
  • 5 year minimum budget management experience.
  • The position requires a broad knowledge of event management; working in partnerships with volunteers, business, and other organizations.
  • Experience in the operation of a non-profit, preferably a 501© (3) is highly desirable.
  • The ED must be familiar with environmental and sustainability issues and energy education a plus.
  • The ED  will have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills as well as strong written and oral communication abilities;
  • The ED must also be able to supervise and administer business operations with:
  • Exceptional record of supporting and facilitating boards;
  • Strong background in maintaining sound finances and reporting clearly;
  • Exceptional volunteer/staff and program management skills, deadline management, proven record of leadership and accountability.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and summary of educational background (or copy of transcripts) by October 1st, 2013 to:

info@glrea.org

Subject line: Executive Director Position

Or VIA US Postal Service:

GLREA

PO Box 714

East Lansing, MI 48826

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Avalon Housing is seeking a Youth And Community Program Coordinator.

The Family Services Team provides outreach, case management, youth and community programs, and a range of housing support services to family households based in on-site community centers. The families served by this position face many challenges including mental illness, substance abuse disorders, chronic medical conditions, domestic violence, and the involvement of child protective services.  The Youth and Community Program Coordinate will oversee community center programs for all households with a focus on youth development, adult resources and skills enhancement, and community building.

Core Responsibilities include:

The Youth and Community Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all community center programs and activities including:

  • After School Program Mon – Thurs 3:00 – 5:30 for all school age children
  • Summer Program for Youth, including Edible Avalon gardening (June – Aug)
  • Coordination and leading of Field Trips
  • Groups and workshops for adults including employment support, parenting, computer literacy
  • Liaison with community resources for community center programs
  • Work closely with Case Managers to address youth development issues
  • Coordinate and manage food pantries at Carrot Way Community Center and other sites

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • A BSW or MSW is preferred, or three years working experience with youth
  • High level of comfort interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities; previous experience working with people who are homeless or have a mental or physical disabilities is preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly effective personal organization skills.
  • Ability to receive and offer feedback effectively
  • Flexibility in a highly dynamic environment, with a proven track record of successfully multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.  Knowledge of and experience with design programs (such as In Design or Illustrator) and / or database systems is a plus.
  • Excellent listening and information gathering skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative, as well as ability to work as part of a team.  Enjoys performing a support role that enables other staff to perform at their best.
  • Sense of humor and creativity.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required.

Status: Permanent full-time salaried position with benefits

To apply, please submit a cover letter, application, and resume by Friday September 20th to:

jobs@avalonhousing.org

or

Personnel

Avalon Housing

1327 Jones Drive, Suite 102

Ann Arbor MI 48105

No phone calls, please.

Avalon Housing is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Avalon Housing is seeking an Administrative Assistant.

The Administrative Assistant plays an important role in the smooth and effective running of Avalon, and directly supports several staff members and departments.  The ideal candidate will possess a desire to serve others, enjoy playing a support role for the agency, and actively seek out opportunities to anticipate and respond to the needs of co-workers.

The Administrative Assistant should possess superior problem solving skills, and be comfortable performing a wide variety of job tasks, often balancing multiple projects simultaneously.  This position is part-time (25 hours per week), and directly reports to the Administrative Manager, although tasks may often be delegated by other staff members.

Core Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Front Desk & Reception Duties
    • Be a courteous, helpful and professional face of Avalon, greeting guests to the building, managing phone calls, and general email inquiries
    • Receive, sort, and distribute mail and other deliveries
    • Maintain monthly calendars for conference room use
    • Update and maintain shared information resources, such as staff phone lists, on the server and portal
  • Executive Assistance
    • Assist Executive Director with scheduling meetings and appointments
    • Provide logistic support, for example with travel arrangements or meeting prep
    • Provide clerical support such as preparing correspondence and maintaining filing
    • Assist with research, report preparation, research, and information requests as necessary
  • General Administrative & Office Assistance
    • Maintain office supplies, including ordering, receiving, and storage
    • Provide general clerical support, such as mail merge of letters and filing support
    • Maintain clean and tidy shared office areas (reception, conference rooms, staff break room)
    • Create and distribute meeting notes for all staff meetings and others as requested
    • Logistical support for projects, meetings etc.
    • Proactively seeks to improve overall systems and efficiency of Avalon
    • Supports and maintains server filing systems and Avalon portal information
  • Property Management Assistance
    • Receive, filter, and enter work order requests from tenants
    • Receive and process rent checks from tenants
    • Assist with  mailings and other communications with tenants
    • Assist with data updates and maintenance in our property management software
    • Maintenance department in closing out work orders and following up on outstanding issues

Desired Qualifications & Experience

  • Flexibility in a highly dynamic environment, with a proven track record of successfully multi-tasking.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly effective personal organization skills.
  • Ability to receive and offer feedback effectively
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.  Knowledge of and experience with design programs (such as In Design or Illustrator) and / or database systems is a plus.
  • Excellent listening and information gathering skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative, as well as ability to work as part of a team.  Enjoys performing a support role that enables other staff to perform at their best.
  • Sense of humor and creativity.
  • High level of comfort interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities; experience working with people who are homeless or have a mental or physical disability is a plus.
  • Customer Service or Administrative Assistance background and experience preferred.

Status:  Permanent part-time (25 hours / week)

To apply, please submit a cover letter, application, and resume by Friday September 20th to:

jobs@avalonhousing.org

or

Personnel

Avalon Housing

1327 Jones Drive, Suite 102

Ann Arbor MI 48105

No phone calls, please.

Avalon Housing is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Avalon Housing is seeking a Services Admin Support.

The Services Teams provide outreach, case management, youth and community programs, and a range of additional housing support services to family households, mostly based in on-site community centers.  This position provides administrative and other support to assist in the smooth and effective running of the department, primarily working directly with the Director of Tenant Programs.  At times, this position will also be required to provide clinical support to the team, working directly with tenants, although will not be assigned a dedicated case-load.  Some weekend and evening flexibility may be required.  This position offers an exciting variety of tasks, and a successful candidate will be self-motivated, comfortable in a dynamic work environment, and be able to easily multi-task while still meeting deadlines.

Core Responsibilities include:

Administrative & Data Management

  • Assist in documenting, maintaining, and updating departmental standard operating procedures and quality improvement processes
  • Assistant the Director of Tenant Programs with schedule updates, correspondence, data management and other administrative tasks
  • Collect and maintain compliance data, including use of the HUD HMIS system

Service Teams Support

  • Tracking and managing training schedules for Services staff
  • Making travel arrangements for conferences and trainings for department staff
  • Clinical support for clients as necessary to help cover staff vacations and other needs as they arise

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Flexibility in a highly dynamic environment, with a proven track record of successfully multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
  • High level of comfort interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities; previous experience working with people who are homeless or have a mental or physical disability is highly preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly effective personal organization skills.
  • Ability to receive and offer feedback effectively
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.  Knowledge of and experience with database systems is a plus.
  • Excellent listening and information gathering skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative, as well as ability to work as part of a team.  Enjoys performing a support role that enables other staff to perform at their best.
  • Sense of humor and creativity.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required.

Status:  Permanent part-time position (20 hours / week)

To apply, please submit a cover letter, applications, and resume by Friday September 20th to:

jobs@avalonhousing.org

or

Personnel

Avalon Housing

1327 Jones Drive, Suite 102

Ann Arbor MI 48105

No phone calls, please.

Avalon Housing is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Alternatives For Girls, a Detroit 501c3 organization serving homeless and high risk girls and young women, is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Shelter/Transition to Independent Living (TIL).    The Director of Shelter/TIL is responsible for the administration and overall management of the goals established for the department; including oversight of shelter licensing issues and supervision of department staff.  S/he will report to the COO.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate department services in response to participant needs and AFG Mission.
  • Assess needs, patterns, and issues of the community and target population served by the TIL program.
  • Develop grants; monitor spending.
  • Assist with development of annual budget; monitor spending
  • Assist with agency and program promotion through speaking engagements, and participate in media contacts to highlight the needs and successes of our clients and target population.
  • Create, implement, track, and report on program goals.
  • Insure quality of services, record keeping, facilities, program development, effective program structure and implementation, compliance with licensing, funding sources, confidentiality, and  legal requirements.
  • Maintain and oversee client files, contact sheets, program statistics and other documentation as may be required.
  • Oversee licensing requirements and other regulations that apply to AFG shelter/programs.
  • Participate in community task forces, coalitions, and other organizations addressing issues of concern to AFG’’s target population.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in social work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, education, business administration, criminal justice, or public administration and 2 years’ experience in a licensed child caring institution or child placing institute  (LMSW preferred); or a bachelor’s degree with a major in social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, guidance and counseling, education, business administration, or public administration and 4 years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in a licensed child caring institution or child placing  agency.
  • Five years supervisory and/or administrative experience.
  • Familiarity with the Detroit community and its resources.

EOE

To apply, send resume and salary requirements to:humanresources@alternativesforgirls.org

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Eaton County is seeking a Housing Assistant.

Under the supervision of the Director of Community Development and is responsible forreceiving and processing applications for the Eaton County Housing Rehabilitation Program.  Maintains department files of applicants, prepares loan documents, establish and maintains loan files. Verifies applicant income, performs inspections and writes work specifications. Through a bidding process, selects contractors and assures that all inspections including final inspections are completed prior to paying the contractor. Processes payments to contractors, prepares and types correspondence, memorandums and reports as required.  Assists walk-in and telephone inquiries concerning the Housing Program.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with walk-in and telephone inquiries concerning the Housing Rehabilitation Program, refers other inquiries to proper agency, office or person.
  • Receives and reviews documents for completeness, prepares files and processes applications received.
  • Perform HQS (Housing Quality Standards) inspection, which is required by MSHDA and HUD. Inspection must include a visual assessment of the dwelling and making notes of the damaged area to be repaired.
  • Writes work specifications and completes necessary documentation such as: Environmental Checklist, Historical Response Sheets, Lead-Based Paint Notifications, Lead-Based Paint Inspection/Compliance certification and Noise Determination Checklist.
  • Prepares bid packages and mails to appropriate contractors for type of work to be completed.  Reviews and awards bid to contractors.
  • Conducts pre-constructions meetings with the contractors and homeowners and monitors progress of construction projects or replacement equipment.
  • Prepares and processes vouchers for payment from contractors who have completed projects.
  • Prepares loan closing documents and conducts closings. Establishes and maintains loan files, submits documents for recording and forwards documentation to appropriate agencies, offices or person.
  • Processes payments received for fees and escrow funds from applicants and MSHDA, prepares transmittal advice for Treasurer’s Office.  Records payments and prepares Discharge of Mortgage and Repayment Agreements.
  • Prepares and submits reports to MSHDA as required.

Qualifications/Expectations:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with advanced coursework in Microsoft Office programs. Basic math skills required.
  • Must be capable in secretarial/clerical skills along with being an accurate typist.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. May be required to attend training as needed.

Salary:  $14.44 – $17.19 Hourly / $30,034.00 – $35,753.00 Annually.  Full time position with benefits.

Apply on-line before September 25: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eatoncountymi/default.cfm%20

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CLEARCorps/Detroit is seeking an AmeriCorps Member/Special Project Coordinator.  This is an AmeriCorps one year position.  Member will perform a variety of duties related to educating the community and families about lead poisoning and healthy homes.

Essential Functions:

During the year of service, members are responsible for building relationships with families, case management, assessing households for lead hazards and assisting families in developing family action plans to protect young children from lead poisoning. They will also participate in community outreach events and other tasks assigned by the Executive Director or Program Manager. Additional potential projects, based upon experience and interest may include: community education, policy advocacy, website and brochure design, media outreach, research and grant writing. All training will be provided. Working hours are generally 9-5, Monday-Friday with occasional evenings/weekends.

Job Qualifications:  Positive job history, Reliable Transportation, Driver’s License, Must Pass Criminal Background Check and Drug Test; Must be able to commit to a year of full time service; possible second term of service may be offered. Some college or community experience preferred

Job Prerequisites: Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; Excellent communication skills; Ability to coach and work with families while building family capacity; Ability to complete and keep accurate records; Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; Detail-oriented with the ability to self motivate.  Must be comfortable with a wide range of activities, including one-on-one parent education, public presentations, committee work, team-decision making and more. Must have a commitment to reliable attendance and timeliness.

Independent Action:  Will have a variety of independent projects for which he/she will be solely responsible, including working directly with a number of families

Desired Qualifications:  Knowledge of environmental/community health issues; Spanish or Arabic speaking helpful.

Salary/etc.

  • Annual Living Stipend of $12,100
  • $5,550 Education Award (after one year of service)
  • Health Insurance and Child Care
  • Receive Training/Experience in Healthy Homes/Human Services

For More Information or to Apply:  Contact Mia Smith at mcs@clearcorpsdetroit.orgor

313-924-4000

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Human Development Commission is seeking a Grant and Research Specialist.

Job Goal:  Utilization of the knowledge and skills necessary to assist in the successful, efficient, and effective operation of HDC in fulfilling its philosophy and purposes, specifically as it relates to increasing and enhancing resources to support the operation of community-based services that alleviate poverty in the agency’s service area.

Duties:

  • Research and analyze local, state and federal regulations pertaining to available grant programs, and other funding sources, in order to best meet community and family needs.
  • Review local, state, federal and foundation funding opportunities, document efforts, and provide grant application recommendations to the Program Development Director.
  • In consultation with the Program Development Director, develop grant applications to apply for local, state, federal and/or foundation funds.
  • Utilizing an outcomes-based management orientation, facilitate groups in planning and developing written products such as policy procedures, community reports, and grant applications.
  • Research and analyze data relative to community and family needs.
  • Assist with agency special projects and functions, as requested.
  • Attend and participate in trainings, conferences, and other related agency functions, as requested.
  • Maintain a neat and organized work area.
  • Maintain security and confidentiality of client and agency information and records.
  • Comply with agency policies, procedures, Personnel Policies and Administrative Instructions.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, community development, communications, education or highly-related field required.
  • Two-to-three years of successful grantsmanship experience required.
  • Demonstrated team management skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently to achieve desired goals required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Computer, word processing, internet and data-based management skills required.
  • Experience in program development/management preferred.
  • Experience in conducting Community Assessments preferred.
  • Market research experience preferred.
  • Available for local and out-of-area travel.
  • Must be sympathetic to the goals of a Community Action Agency.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Wage:  To be negotiated

Work Location:  Caro

Schedule:  Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Flexibility in schedule may be required.

Application Procedure:  Send letter of application and resume to the Director’s Assistant, Human Development Commission, 429 Montague Avenue, Caro, MI  48723

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Application Deadline:  September 23, 2013

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Feel free to forward this information on to others.  Please direct any inquires about the above jobs to the contacts (phone, email and/or website) listed above.

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