Catholic Community Services Housing Coordinator (PT) - Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington

Housing Coordinator (PT) - Bellingham

Job ID 2016-2110

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham

Posted Date 11/29/2016

Category Housing - Direct Service

Min USD $13.85/Hr.

Overview:

Catholic Housing Services is working to rehabilitate the historic Mt. Baker Apartments. The scope of the renovation includes upgrades to building systems, replacing the elevator and improvements to the living spaces. Different stages of the rehabilitation work will impact residents in their living space or could impact their ability to reasonably access their unit.

The Housing Coordinator will be responsible for implementing temporary relocation activities associated with the renovation of Mt. Baker Apartments. Attention to detail, good organizational and people skills are essential for this position.

This is a Temporary (6 month), Part-Time position (20 hours per week) with aCompensation range of $13.85 - 14.92 DOE. Salary will increase to $15 per hour as of Jan 1st, 2017.

Responsibilities:

Monitor and Manage Temporary Relocation of Residents:

  1. Conduct in-home visits to assess needs and preferences of residents should they need to be temporarily moved during the renovation project.

  2. Consult with residents or their caregiver to provide an explanation of benefits.

  3. Identify residents that would benefit from an ADA unit and report to Property Manager/Division Director.

  4. Deliver notifications.

Volunteer Recruitment and Management:

  1. Recruit and manage a local network of volunteers that can provide services (i.e. grocery

  2. delivery, errands, light packing, etc.) to residents during the renovation.

  3. Orient and train volunteers to ensure maximum understanding of program policies and agency guidelines, assure confidentiality and promote safety.

  4. Assist with providing ongoing support for volunteers as needed.

Moving and Alternative Accommodation Coordination:

  1. Orient and direct movers for temporarily moving tenant possessions.

  2. Coordinate with alternative accommodation owners and property managers including scheduling and processing invoices.

Documentation and Reporting:

  1. Develop and maintain tracking systems for each unit.

  2. Track costs of alternative accommodations and moving expenses.

  3. Assist with volunteer registration and tracking as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain positive working relationships with staff, collaborative members, and community partners.

  2. Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.

  3. Attend trainings required of employees as scheduled.

  4. Participate as team member in staff and supervisory meetings as required.

  5. Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented, culturally-diverse work environment.

  6. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

JOB CONDITIONS:

This position requires the employee to work in an office environment where there is noise from telephones and conversations among employees and clients as well as working in the community. Working conditions may include interruptions. Extensive use of telephones, computers and related office equipment is typical of this position.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social services, volunteer management or equivalent experience.

  2. Excellent phone and customer service skills.

  3. Interest in working with elders and adults with disabilities and concern for their well-being.

  4. Knowledge of community resources.

  5. Proficient computer skills in MS office.

  6. Ability to travel extensively throughout the County. Occasional evening and weekends required.

  7. Valid WA state driver’s license, Insurance and access to insured vehicle for outreach and community meetings. Ability to comply with agency employee driving policy.

  8. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of catholic community services and Catholic housing Services.

  9. Willingness to learn and work within a team environment.

  10. Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi cultural situations.

  11. Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment.

PREFERRED:

  1. Experience working with non-profit agencies.

  2. Work or volunteer experience with elders and adults with disabilities.

  3. Fluency in second language.