HUD Service Coordinator - Housing
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Platteville, WI 
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Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.

Description

The Service Coordinator - HUD provides information & referrals to community connections to tenants following guidelines, as defined in the HUD Housing Handbook Section 202, who need supportive community services to maintain self-sufficiency.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Provide general informal case management, including intake, and referral services to all tenants needing such assistance when from case management is not available.
  • Assessment of health, psychological and social needs. Development of an individually tailored case plan for services and periodic reassessment of the tenant's situation.
  • Establishes linkages with all agencies and service providers in the community: shops around to determine/develop the best "deals" in service pricing to assure individualized, flexible and creative services for the involved tenant(s).
  • Sets up a directory of providers for use by both project staff and tenants.
  • Refers and links the tenants of the project to service providers in the general community; these are for example, case management, personal assistance, homemaker, meals on wheels, transportation, counseling, occasional visiting nurse, preventative health screening/wellness and legal advocacy.
  • Educates tenants on service availability, application procedures, client rights, etc. providing advocacy as appropriate.
  • May develop case plans in coordination with assessment services in community.
  • Monitors the ongoing provision of services from community agencies and keeps the case management and provider agency current with the progress of the individual.
  • May set up volunteer support programs with service organization in the community.
  • Helps other tenants build informal support networks with other residents, family and friends.
  • May provide training to project tenants in the obligation of tenancy or coordinate such training.
  • May educate other staff on the management team on issues relating to aging in place and service coordination, to help them better work with and assist the tenants.
  • Presents workshops or informative sessions to tenants on subject of tenant interest.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with tenants, the agency and the community in a positive manner as well as the ability to work independently.

PERKS:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Service Awards and Recognition
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent required with at least 3 years' of related experience, to include experience working with the older adult population or a bachelor's degree in a human services related field; gerontology or psychology preferred. Working knowledge of supportive services and other resources for older adults and/or persons with disabilities is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must have a valid Driver's License and car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.

TRAVEL:

Day to day travel is required.

We want you! Apply today to join our team.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Travel Required
Yes. Day to day travel
Education

Required

High School Diploma/ GED or better.

Preferred

Bachelor Degree or better.

Experience

Preferred

3 years: working with the older adult population

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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