JOB TITLE: Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency Coordinator /ROSS Housing Authority of City of Thomaston
SALARY RANGE: $40,000.00 – 50,000.00 ANNUALLY; WITH FULL BENEFITS
POSITION OPENING DATES: August 6th – September 6, 2021 –NO PHONE CALLS
SEND COVER LETTER & RESUME ONLY: ToniaBrown@thomastonhousing.org
Under the supervision of the Manager of Resident Service, the incumbent is responsible for providing comprehensive services to all Public Housing Residents of each Authority. Carry minimum case load of 50-75 clients per year of the grant; making sure to serve all residents. As Coordinator of the ROSS program, the incumbent employee is responsible and accountable for carrying out all assigned duties as required by HUD and THA for this grant. The incumbent is responsible for assisting Manager of Resident Service identifying potential grant sources, community partners for leveraging the grant funds for each year for all activities with THA residents. Considerable knowledge of HUD regulations is necessary for the employee in this position and or learning the HUD regulations within a timely manner in order to execute the function of ROSS Coordinator.
SOME ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individual may perform other duties.
•Plans, develops and implements comprehensive services for Public Housing Residents of all Authorities as outlined in the ROSS Grant HUD program.
•Coordinates monitors and make reports as required on the ROSS Program.
•Works with the DFCS, and other local social service agencies in coordinating the program, reviewing status of cases, and resolving problems.
•Coordinates activities and events along with the assigned Resident Service coordinator that focus on self-sufficiency and youth educational success.
•Responds to resident referral from Property Management Staff.
•Conducts safety and wellness checks especially the elders/disabled and those referred by agency staff.
•Attends Resident Council, Family Connection, PCC meetings and other agencies meetings and disseminates information and updates on basic needs programming.
•Prepares requisitions as needed.
•Ensures all files, reports and paperwork are complete and accurate before given to Manager of Resident Service for review.
•Performs general office tasks such as answering the telephone, responding to inquiries and preparing written correspondence checking for accuracy before filing and or giving to Manager of resident Service.
•Responds to residents, staff and the public’s inquiries in a courteous manner, providing information and resolving complaints in an efficient, professional and timely manner.
•Attends departmental staff meetings. Performs other related duties as assigned.
•Attends training sessions offered by HUD, GAHRA and other agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
•Knowledge of the general operations and procedures of a Public Housing Agency (PHA).
•Knowledge of Public Housing regulations and policies
•Knowledge of case management practices, documentation and procedures and area social services
•Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regulating the ROSS program
•Knowledge of modern office equipment including copiers, personal computers, mainframe terminals, calculators, facsimile machines, etc.
•Ability to work independently to plan, coordinates, and implements programs and activities.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, residents, the general public, local social service agencies, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials.
•General knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse and gang problems.
•Ability to work in less-than-ideal conditions, e.g. noise, high traffic areas, etc.
- Ability to effectively communicate to residents; and articulate to community partners professionally at all times.
Preferred Education, Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience
•Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Sociology, Social Work or Human Services, or related field. Two years’ work experience.
•Associates Degree: two years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in case management having three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a social service agency or a related area, with hands-on case management experience
•An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient. Previous public housing experience is highly desirable.
•Working knowledge of HUD rules and regulations.
•Ability to interact with person from a very diverse background, including Public Housing residents and representatives from local agencies and organizations who provide services to Public Housing residents.
•Must possess an FSS/ROSS Certification or obtain within one year of employment.
•Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, copiers, printers, calculators, etc.
•Must be energetic and able to work, move, or carry objects or materials such as files, computer printouts, reports, calculator, office supplies, move, and lift and or carry objects 50 to 75 lbs.
Must be able to provide regular home visits to ensure resident participation
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
•Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.
•Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license and be able to be covered by the THA insurance
•Must be Bondable.
•If offered the position you must take and pass a drug and criminal background pre-employment examine.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org –NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Must be able to obtain reference from previous employers
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Granted Funded Position: 40 hours per week able to work variable hours.
Salary Range: $38,000 – $50,000 plus benefits (Grant Funded Position only 3 years, longer if funds remain available). Salary is negotiable with education and experience.
Housing Authority of Thomaston is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel in a manner that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status or characteristic protected by law.