Position Title:            Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator; Full-Time

Department:              Resident Service

Supervisor:                Director of Resident Service

Salary:                        Grant Funded and Performance Standard Position that may be

                                    Renewable ($15.00 -$22.00) Plus Benefits

Job Status:                 Open until 2/16/18   

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Resident Services Director, the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator  is responsible for the management of the Public Housing and Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program; recruiting participants, counseling families about the FSS Program, and developing realistic goals for attaining self-sufficiency, which includes attaining educational, training, and work-related goals.  Coordinate and serves as liaison between HAN and community service providers to maximize resources for participants by developing an active Program Coordination Committee (PCC). Must be able to attend job related trainings and conferences.  Will have to complete and comply with HUD guideline for operating the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and completing all scheduled reports when due.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, public administration, psychology, or closely related field, with a minimum of three years’ experience in responsible public contact, preferably in one of the previously listed fields; or an Associate’s degree and three years’ experience working in an FSS Program; graduated from high school or it’s equivalency and 5 years of full-time paid experience working in the human services involving direct services to clientele or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which, in the sole determination of the Housing Authority, constitutes the required knowledge and abilities. Drug Test and Criminal Background check will be required if offered the position.  MUST PROVIDE COPY OF ALL EDUCATIONAL PROOF AT TIME OF APPLICATION
  2. Must have a valid GA driver license, own care and be insurable by HAN policy.
  1. Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  1. Must be flexible in scheduling including weekends.
  1. Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher experience required.
  1. Must be very familiar with the Microsoft suite (due to reports that are due monthly).
  1. Able to work independently and carry out assignments.
  1. Able to follow a protocol for collecting technical and highly personal information and to ask probing and clarifying questions as needed.
  1. Able to express complex ideas concisely and effectively and respond accurately and clearly to questions, comments and or concerns.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this nature.)

  1. Recruit new applicants and provide information to FSS applicant minimum 50.
  1. Process initial paperwork for FSS participants and maintain a case file for each.
  1. Prepare and execute FSS contracts.
  1. Assist and guide FSS participants in setting FSS goals and work with clients to help them gain financial independence
  1. Amend FSS action plan as needed and maintain all statistical data as required.
  1. Perform individual and family needs assessments to determine potential obstacles in achieving self-sufficiency.
  1. Organize and conduct meetings as necessary with the Program Coordinating Committee (PCC); prepare agendas for meetings; report HUD-related information to Committee.
  1. Plan and coordinate activities for program participants, such as job training programs, GED classes, budgeting, financial counseling, home ownership; etc.
  1. Refer participants to appropriate social service agency; and meet with representatives of other public, private, and social organizations to design and develop collaborative approaches to programs and services delivery for FSS participants.
  1. Act as liaison between program participants and various community resources, performing counseling and case management functions for FSS participants.
  1. Prepare all HUD-/HAN-required reports relating to the FSS Program.
  1. Monitor and document progress of FSS participants’ goals. This includes counseling and providing support throughout the term of contract.
  1. Develop and maintain working relationships with HAN staff, external community agencies, and resident groups.
  1. Assist with the preparation of grant applications for projects and programs that relate to the FSS Program and other HAN program management.
  1. Interview participants monthly to review progress.
  1. Work independently and carry out assignments.
  1. Follow a protocol for collecting technical and highly personal information and to ask probing and clarifying questions as needed.
  1. Express complex ideas concisely and effectively and respond accurately and clearly to questions and comments.
  1. Evaluate workloads, project resource requirements, set priorities, and develop realistic implementation plans.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Considerable knowledge of the organization and programs of other community agencies and groups that can assist the Authority and help provide for the health, welfare, and recreational needs of the residents.
  1. Ability to learn the requirements, rules, regulations, terminology, and functions of Public Housing programs.
  2. Ability to work effectively with all types of people and to maintain composure under pressure.
  1. Ability to establish and promote effective working relationships with other Authority employees, residents, representatives from social agencies and community groups, and the general public.
  1. Ability to counsel with residents.
  1. Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and superiors.
  1. Demonstrate case management ability.
  1. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  1. Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  1. Must possess FSS Certification, or acquire Certification within one year of assuming this position.
  1. Ability to physically operate personal computers, copiers, facsimile machines, telephones, and other common office machines and equipment.
  1. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, with proven ability to learn and master new software.
  1. Ability to be covered under the Authority’s fidelity bond.
  1. Ability to accurately perform basic arithmetic computations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, proration, and estimation using numbers with decimals, fractions, and percentages.
  1. Knowledge of standard office procedures and filing methods.
  1. Ability to recognize problems, analyze causes, and propose solutions.
  1. Personal management, including time management, integrity, and ethics.
  1. Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  1. Learn workplace rules and requirements (e.g., worker safety, sexual harassment), and HAN-established policies and procedures.
  1. Knowledge of conflict resolution principles and the ability to apply them in the workplace.
  1. The ability to apply HUD- and HAN-established policies and procedures to consistently produce on-time and accurate income, rent, and subsidy calculations.
  • Understanding of the definition of annual income and the ability to recognize sources
  • Ability to complete HUD-50058 entries correctly, including identifying and correctly using transaction codes.

The Brunswick Housing Authority has a Preventative Maintenance Position open.  Please visit our web page at www.brunswickpha.org for an application, job duties and a list of requirements needed. Completed applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled at 1126 Albany Street; Brunswick, GA 31520 in a sealed envelope labeled Attention: Personnel or via email to accountingmanager@brunswickpha.org.

Applications only, no phone calls and no interviews at this time. The Brunswick Housing Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Telecommunications device for the deaf (800) 255-0056.

The Brunswick Housing Authority has a Maintenance Position open.  Please visit our web page at www.brunswickpha.org for an application, job duties and a list of requirements needed. Completed applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled at 1126 Albany Street; Brunswick, GA 31520 in a sealed envelope labeled Attention: Personnel or via email to accountingmanager@brunswickpha.org.

Applications only, no phone calls and no interviews at this time. The Brunswick Housing Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Telecommunications device for the deaf (800) 255-0056.

The Georgia Association of Housing and
Redevelopment Authorities, Inc.
Presents a special training for
New Executive Directors or
Staff that are about to be appointed as ED.

What Every Executive Director Should
Know!

Trainers: John C. “Cal” Anderson, Americus;
Charity Gilbert, Royston; Sandra Strozier, Newnan;
George Edge, Americus; and Mike Austin, Macon

When: March 20-21, 2018
Starting at 9am on the 20th and
ending around 4pm on the 21st.
Where: Cherokee Community Center
117C Hanson Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

Tell me more!
This intense 2 day training will cover topics like:
GA. Housing Authority Law, ACC, Cooperation Agreement, PILOT, the Role of the ED, the Role of the Board of Commissioners, PHA Organization, Budgets & Subsidy, ACOP, Rent Calculations, Lease, Capital Fund, Agency Plan, Insurance, Code of Federal Regulations, Maintenance,
Personnel & Procurement, Smoke free housing, Executive Compensation, Community Service Requirements, RAD Conversion, & PHAS

All for only $150 for members and $250 for non-members Space is limited!
See attached registration form

Registration Form

The GAHRA Scholarship Committee is privileged to announce that this year GAHRA will be awarding up to $37,500 in scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors and adult students of GAHRA member agencies.

For high school students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships for programs leading to an undergraduate degree as well as vocational/technical scholarships. In addition, SERC/NAHRO will fund two academic scholarships. For adult students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships and vocational/technical scholarships.

Please identify your prospective candidates and inform them of this opportunity immediately. The enclosed eligibility and application materials are separated into two packets – one for high school students and one for adult students. Please copy and distribute to your candidates as needed. Your authority should solicit as many students as possible to determine your authority’s applicants. Only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the High School Student Scholarships. Similarly, only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the Adult Student Scholarships. Therefore, the maximum number of total submissions for any authority/agency would be four, one only in each of the four categories.

Completed high school and adult student applications should be received at your authority in time for you to screen and rank them before submitting your top candidates to GAHRA for consideration. As a GAHRA member, you may set your own deadline for the applications to be returned to you. However, your authority’s nomination(s) must then be submitted to the appropriate GAHRA Scholarship Committee no later than March 23, 2018.

High School Student Applications
Completed High School Student applications should be submitted to Harden Oldfield, Augusta Housing Authority, 1435 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901. A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required. Electronic copies should be submitted to: boldfield@augustapha.org

Adult Student Applications
Completed Adult Student applications should be submitted to Vickie Paris, Dallas Housing Authority, P. O. Box 74, Dallas, GA 30132. A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required. Electronic copies should be submitted to:
vopdallasha@bellsouth.net

All applicants and sponsoring housing authorities will be notified of selection or non-selection for a personal interview around mid-April. Scholarship awards will be announced on May 21, 2018 following interviews with the finalists at the GAHRA Spring Conference to be held in Macon, Georgia.

Authorities submitting applications to GAHRA are requested to publicize their winner(s) in the local media. They are also encouraged to seek local scholarships both to supplement this program and to highlight education as a means of success for our residents.

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Scholarship Program!

Harden A. Oldfield, Chair
Vickie Paris, Vice Chair
Scholarship Committee

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Housing Specialist – Decatur, GA

  1.  Processes verification and documentation of required information.
  2. Handles complete case file from initial contract through termination, including computer input/processing.
  3. Acts as the contact person for Decatur clients porting to other agencies and ensures that paperwork is processed timely and applicable Housing Authority is properly set to receive payment.
  4. Prepares and sends letters to Housing Choice Program applicants and recipients.
  5. Briefs voucher holders.
  6. Prepares contracts.
  7. Accurately performs all functions of the job.
  8. Maintains records in good order and ensures certifications are current.
  9. Handles more than one specialized function, such as performing a more technical or specialized duty. Provides supervision in a work area, etc.
  10. Handles clients porting in from other agencies in a timely manner including setting up billing and processing paperwork. Meets HUD time frames as required.
  11. Delivers outstanding customer service.
  12. Specialized functions include inspections, portability, reporting duties, computer system responsibilities, etc.
  13. Calculates household income and rent.
  14. Read, understand, and interpret HUD regulations and Housing Authority policies.
  15. Maintains assigned caseload.
  16. Retrieves comparables from online website
  17. Attends work with regularity and punctually and recognizes that attendance is an essential duty and responsibility of this position.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works in all phases of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  2. Ability to pay close attention to details.
  3. Handles all paperwork related to program operation and for a substantial caseload.
  4. Meets all required time frames.
  5. Utilizes the computer to perform responsibilities.
  6. Prepares HUD required forms completely and accurately.
  7. Maintains all files in accurate and correct order and ensures all required forms are completed in their entirety.
  8. Counsels with families as needed.
  9. Completes detailed job assignments on a regular or sporadic basis as assigned.
  10. Coordinates work with other employees and ensure timely completion.
  11. Prepares regular reports as assigned.
  12. Provides backup coverage to the front desk as assigned.
  13. Adjusts schedule to accommodate special needs of customers, including special appointment times.
  14. Performs other related work as assigned.
Decatur Housing Authority is looking for a team player, independent worker, organized and very little supervision needed candidate. Candidate must have some experience in this entry level position.

Apply Online Now: http://hirinq.accolo.com/iob.htm?id=449436198&applv=true

INVITATION TO BID Proposal

The Lagrange Housing Authority is accepting bids from licensed and qualified contractors for Unit Turn Services for residential properties located at 201 Chatham Street and 611 Borton Street, Lagrange, Georgia. Proper licensing and insurance is required.  The awarded continuing contracts will be on an as needed service for vacant units.

Bid packages are available at www.phalagrange.net.

To have bid packages mailed or emailed please submit a written request for bid to zhearded@phalagrange.net

 

The last day to submit bids will be November 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Submit bids to:

Zsa Zsa Heard, CEO LaGrange Housing Authority, 201 Chatham Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

Thank you

The GAHRA Human Services – Resident Support Committee is planning for the 16th Annual GAHRA Resident Leadership Development Conference. The conference will be held October 13-15, 2017, at Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA. The registration cost for the conference will be $115.00 per person. This fee includes conference materials and other conference amenities. Rooms will book up quickly, so make your reservations now! We are not making plans for Housing Authorities to stay elsewhere.

We ask that you complete the attached Registration Form and return it along with payment by 5:00 p.m. September 8, 2017, so that we may finalize our plans. Registration is limited to the first 140 people.

Registrations after the deadline will not be accepted. Registrations must be postmarked by September 8th. There will be no on-site registration. Lodging Accommodation Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017

This conference will provide leadership training that should excite and motivate everyone involved to return to their authorities inspired and refreshed. The cost for this conference is an eligible expense using your Resident Participation Funds.

We look forward to the participation of your residents and staff at this conference. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact: Dr. Geraldine Clarke at (706) 425-5404 or gclarke@athenshousing.org, or Toni Crawford, (478) 752-5089, tcrawford@maconhousing.com, or Patricia Allen at (706) 647-7420, patriciaallen@thomastonhousing.org.

Sincerely,
Dr. Geraldine Clarke, Chairperson
Toni Crawford, Vice Chairperson
Patricia Allen, Co-Vice Chairperson
GAHRA Human Services – Resident Support Committee

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The Commissioners Retreat will be held on July 30 – August 1, 2017 at the Westin Jekyll Island on Jekyll Island.

You may register on-line by clicking here.

The cut-off date for hotel reservations is June 30, 2017.