Employment Opportunities

Everyday we make homelessness history at Virginia Supportive Housing. Our shared values include teamwork, compassion, respect and integrity in working with colleagues, residents, volunteers and our many community partners.

VSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. If you are interested in employment at VSH and meet all minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply as directed in each job description below.


Employment opportunities in Central Virginia

Supportive Services Specialist – FT, Non-Exempt – Home Link


Position Description:

This position functions as a collaborative team partner among VSH associates, reporting directly to the Team Lead to address client needs of VSH – serving low income and disabled adults who may be experiencing homelessness and repeated incarcerations. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  • Effectively self-manages and collaborates with all levels of staff and clients with varying needs ensuring timely and efficient utilization of resources; preventing return to homelessness and incarcerations while ensuring adherence to organization and regulatory requirements; ensuring licensure compliance as well as business process improvement measures for quality assurance and self-development as well as development of the organization
  • Provides case management expertise to include but not limited to assessments, treatment planning, supportive counseling, linking to community resources, monitoring progress, collaboration with other providers, and care coordination
  • Advocates for clients in court, may testify on behalf of the client and/or services, collaborates with law enforcement, public defenders, and department of corrections
  • Maintains information in each client’s EHR to include demographics, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries
  • Maintains compliance with required reporting, data entry and quality control
  • Assists with necessary outreach and engagement activities to include clients and their families, community providers, landlords and medical personnel
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, scheduled supervision meetings, and other required meetings and/or trainings
  • Completes daily time sheets accurately to document time spent with clients and ensure that each grant-related activity is recorded correctly
  • Works with landlords, community services providers, and oversight entities to provide good customer service, ensure responsiveness of VSH client supportive services, and achieve high rates of housing stability and other consumer outcomes
  • Adheres to oversight entities’ regulations regarding paperwork and service delivery
  • Identifies individual client services needs through ongoing outreach, engagement, screening and assessment activities
  • Maintains sufficient contact with clients served to ensure engagement with client services; identifies emerging needs and promotes goal attainment
  • Assists clients with securing and maintaining entitlements and benefits through DSS and other income and disability support resources
  • Serves a key role in supporting clients, fundraising and overseeing and/or collaborating with volunteer initiatives as well as other cross-departmental needs in order to achieve overall success of the organization; identifies improvement opportunities and solutions impacting organization success.
  • Serves as key team representative, attending and participating in meetings building relationships for improved client services, fund raising, and supporting volunteerism
  • Serves on team which may encompass interviewing candidates and collaborating with others in determining best fit meeting VSH best practices as well as supporting ongoing team initiatives that focus on associate retention
  • Maintains, prepares and provides efficient reporting; may present and explain data and expertise to any level of staff, board, or community
  • Collaborates with other departments and outside partners effectively ensuring team- oriented client-centered focus as well as creating a safe and secure environment for clients, staff, and visitors; provides on-call coverage as necessary; advises supervisor and others as needed, ensuring adherence to best practices

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services and one year of experience in the field of direct services with adults with low-income, physical disabilities, behavioral health and developmental disorders, and/or history of homelessness and incarcerations; establishing supportive trusting relationships with such clients, peers, and key partners, respecting rights and personal preferences OR Bachelor’s degree in an area other than human services and five or more years of case management experience in the field as referenced above
  • Knowledge of homeless and offender population and appropriate community resources, especially entitlement and housing resources
  • SOAR certification and experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, community resources, medication management, and recovery concepts
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Requires high level of organization skills, including attention to detail, planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Requires excellent communications skills including verbal, written, presentation and listening
  • Must exhibit high level of accountability and good decision making skills including the ability to analyze information, evaluate results and recommend/implement the best solutions to solve difficult problems or challenges, using good judgment when to include others/supervisors as needed
  • Must exhibit proven success working with change management and culture shifts, exhibiting day-to-day flexibility in handling multiple priorities and organization initiatives, maintaining accountability for achieving improved performance metrics ongoing while exhibiting a positive attitude even when challenging
  • Must demonstrate proven ability to collaborate effectively with volunteers, all levels of staff and key stakeholders throughout the organization, community and partner organizations
  • Must possess excellent computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Must have be comfortable with development of self and others; effectively collaborating among interdisciplinary teams
  • Prior experience in a human services environment supported by grants required; knowledge of electronic health records/data management and Medicaid billing helpful
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and must have proven experience successfully demonstrating the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as well as maintain a positive, collaborative, and supportive attitude
  • Frequent local travel and some occasional State-wide travel required, approx 10%
  • Valid VA Driver’s license
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle available for use in performing job functions
  • Must successfully pass VSH insurance review, including background check and other pre-employment screenings
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to drive a vehicle and travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instructions:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with the job title in the subject line.     No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Shelter Plus Care Administrator, FT, Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Shelter Plus Care Administrator is responsible for the daily execution of the Shelter Plus Care grants and housing-related tasks for clients in VSH’s scattered site permanent supportive housing programs. In coordination with the Programs Manager, this position provides daily
oversite of the program, including managing partner agency relationships. This position works closely with clinical staff in a specific PSH program(s) to ensure that homeless/formerly homeless participants secure and maintain affordable, safe, and decent housing in the
community. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements,
the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Assist clients with process of obtaining appropriate housing subsidy
  2. Assist clients with locating and securing permanent housing. Act as liaison between clients, landlords, and case management staff (VSH and partner agencies).
  3. Coordinate with clinical staff from VSH and partner agencies on a regular basis regarding program participants.
  4. Coordinate with landlords on a regular basis regarding program participants.
  5. Recruit new landlords to participate.
  6. Assist with the on-going operations of relevant housing subsidy programs including, but not limited to the following tasks:
    1. Conduct initial eligibility and annual/interim re-certifications (HQS inspections and follow ups and financial updates)
    2. Monitor and facilitate moves/relocation of program participants
    3. Recalculate rents when necessary (either due to income change, recertification, or change in rent amount)
    4. Coordinate with agency Finance Department to ensure accurate monthly rents are requested and paid
    5. Complete intakes into the S+C program when a spot is vacated
    6. Assist with closure/termination of cases when appropriate
    7. Monitor status of clients and housing stability and collaborate with supportive services case managers, Programs Manager, Department Director, and landlord as appropriate
    8. Act as resource for partner agency case managers in regards to assisting clients with locating affordable housing
    9. Collect data for monthly reports to include HUD match requirements and Annual Performance Review.
    10. Enter data into HCIS as required by funders and local Continuum of Care.
  1. In conjunction with the Programs Manager, develops and maintains relationships with partner agencies to ensure proper communication and program oversite.

 

  1. Assesses own learning needs; develops and implements plan for professional growth.
  2. Attend local civic and community meetings and conferences as requested.
  3. Attend supervision meetings with Programs Manager as scheduled.
  4. Maintains necessary paperwork on all clients.
  5. Actively outreach and recruit landlords and provide appropriate information regarding   programs.
  6. Adheres to VSH, HUD and other funder regulations regarding paperwork and service delivery.
  7. Monitor, update, and inform Programs Manager and Director of Programs regarding effectiveness of agency program.
  8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with clients, peers, landlords, and collateral agencies.
  • Good human relation skills with a demonstrated ability to deal with residents, site personnel, regional support services staff, corporate office personnel, property managers, property owners, inspectors, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a past paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers and direct reports accountable to safety standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self motivated, with a dedication to keeping up to date technically, and applying new knowledge to your job.

QUALFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5+ years of professional experience in housing counseling and/or property management.
  • Certified Housing Counselor preferred.
  • One year’s experience working with low-income and/or homeless adults.
  • HQS inspection training/experience required or ability to obtain within two months of hire.
  • Knowledge of homeless population, resources, and Fair Housing and Tenant-Landlord laws required.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet VSH driving requirements is required.
  • Good Computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to drive a vehicle and travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Compensation:

Excellent benefits and competitive compensation.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates should send resume with cover letter to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with “S+C Administrator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Employment opportunities in Hampton Roads

Desk Clerk – 2nd Shift, FT, Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Desk Clerk is responsible for monitoring the front desk, performing all receptionist duties, and ensuring the security of the building and safety of the residents in the properties assigned in a specific geographic region. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Walk through inspection of all common areas including the grounds at onset of shift and record findings on shift report.
  2. Review prior shift report with departing Desk Clerk.
  3. Answer phone, direct calls, and take messages.
  4. Be familiar with identity of all clients/residents/visitors and respond to non-emergency issues by addressing with your supervisor first for further direction. In emergency situations related to health/risk/safety incidents, contact appropriate outside emergency resources (Fire/EMT/Police).       (Follow the Property Management and Supportive Services Coordination guidelines). Follow employee handbook guidelines which provide that it is not appropriate to engage with clients/residents/visitors on a personal level. This includes providing or receiving favors of any kind, (i.e., monetary, gifts, transportation, bill paying assistance, taking care of personal items/personal property, etc.) or sharing personal identifying information such as phone numbers and addresses or initiating introduction to friends and family members or engaging in personal activities with clients.
  5. Check and monitor guest registration.
  6. Collect rents, prepare bank deposits and do all assigned filing as well as other assigned property management tasks.
  7. Monitor any unusual activities of residents and so note on the shift report and incident report. Respond appropriately.       Refer to copy of Rules and Regulations for guidelines.
  8. Complete information on work order, keep track of work orders, and handle emergency maintenance complaints appropriately.
  9. On properties with video monitoring, carefully monitor cameras, note any suspicious activity and respond accordingly.       Morning shift must examine video recordings from midnight to 8 am and report/document any incidents for the Property Manager.
  10. Assist with quarterly inspections of all units in assigned properties.
  11. Conduct move-in, including the review of rules and regulations and walk through inspection with new resident.
  12. Assist with application process and resident file maintenance; process police reports and/or credit reports.
  13. Assist with the preparation of the vacancy and delinquency reports.
  14. Attend staff meetings and training as required
  15. Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefits interaction with internal and external clientele.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal with residents, site personnel, regional support services staff, corporate office personnel, property managers, property owners, inspectors, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good comprehension and communication skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a past paced environment.
  • Appropriate level of administrative experience and skills.
  • Effective communication skills with employees at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers and direct reports accountable to safety standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self motivated, with a dedication to keeping up to date technically, and applying new knowledge to your job.

 

QUALFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state housing laws preferred.
  • Computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of property management software: OneSite conventional and affordable, WCMS preferred, OR demonstrated or ability and desire to learn these programs.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting (for extended periods of time), standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Preferred Qualifications:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Compensation:

Position is Open until filled

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with “Desk Clerk – South Bayin the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Desk Clerk – Church Street – 2nd Shift/Weekends – PT – Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Desk Clerk is responsible for monitoring the front desk, performing all receptionist duties, and ensuring the security of the building and safety of the residents in the properties assigned in a specific geographic region. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Walk through inspection of all common areas including the grounds at onset of shift and record findings on shift report.
  2. Review prior shift report with departing Desk Clerk.
  3. Answer phone, direct calls, and take messages.
  4. Be familiar with identity of all clients/residents/visitors and respond to non-emergency issues by addressing with your supervisor first for further direction. In emergency situations related to health/risk/safety incidents, contact appropriate outside emergency resources (Fire/EMT/Police). (Follow the Property Management and Supportive Services Coordination guidelines). Follow employee handbook guidelines which provide that it is not appropriate to engage with clients/residents/visitors on a personal level. This includes providing or receiving favors of any kind, (i.e., monetary, gifts, transportation, bill paying assistance, taking care of personal items/personal property, etc.) or sharing personal identifying information such as phone numbers and addresses or initiating introduction to friends and family members or engaging in personal activities with clients.
  5. Check and monitor guest registration.
  6. Collect rents, prepare bank deposits and do all assigned filing as well as other assigned property management tasks.
  7. Monitor any unusual activities of residents and so note on the shift report and incident report. Respond appropriately. Refer to copy of Rules and Regulations for guidelines.
  8. Complete information on work order, keep track of work orders, and handle emergency maintenance complaints appropriately.
  9. On properties with video monitoring, carefully monitor cameras, note any suspicious activity and respond accordingly.   Morning shift must examine video recordings from midnight to 8 am and report/document any incidents for the Property Manager.
  10. Assist with quarterly inspections of all units in assigned properties.
  11. Conduct move-in, including the review of rules and regulations and walk through inspection with new resident.
  12. Assist with application process and resident file maintenance; process police reports and/or credit reports.
  13. Assist with the preparation of the vacancy and delinquency reports.
  14. Attend staff meetings and training as required
  15. Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefits interaction with internal and external clientele.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal with residents, site personnel, regional support services staff, corporate office personnel, property managers, property owners, inspectors, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good comprehension and communication skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a past paced environment.
  • Appropriate level of administrative experience and skills.
  • Effective communication skills with employees at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers and direct reports accountable to safety standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self motivated, with a dedication to keeping up to date technically, and applying new knowledge to your job.

 

QUALFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state housing laws preferred.
  • Computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of property management software: OneSite conventional and affordable, WCMS preferred, OR demonstrated or ability and desire to learn these programs.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting (for extended periods of time), standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with “Desk Clerk – Church Street” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Desk Clerk – Heron’s Landing – 1st Shift/Weekends – PT – Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Desk Clerk is responsible for monitoring the front desk, performing all receptionist duties, and ensuring the security of the building and safety of the residents in the properties assigned in a specific geographic region. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Walk through inspection of all common areas including the grounds at onset of shift and record findings on shift report.
  2. Review prior shift report with departing Desk Clerk.
  3. Answer phone, direct calls, and take messages.
  4. Be familiar with identity of all clients/residents/visitors and respond to non-emergency issues by addressing with your supervisor first for further direction. In emergency situations related to health/risk/safety incidents, contact appropriate outside emergency resources (Fire/EMT/Police). (Follow the Property Management and Supportive Services Coordination guidelines). Follow employee handbook guidelines which provide that it is not appropriate to engage with clients/residents/visitors on a personal level. This includes providing or receiving favors of any kind, (i.e., monetary, gifts, transportation, bill paying assistance, taking care of personal items/personal property, etc.) or sharing personal identifying information such as phone numbers and addresses or initiating introduction to friends and family members or engaging in personal activities with clients.
  5. Check and monitor guest registration.
  6. Collect rents, prepare bank deposits and do all assigned filing as well as other assigned property management tasks.
  7. Monitor any unusual activities of residents and so note on the shift report and incident report. Respond appropriately. Refer to copy of Rules and Regulations for guidelines.
  8. Complete information on work order, keep track of work orders, and handle emergency maintenance complaints appropriately.
  9. On properties with video monitoring, carefully monitor cameras, note any suspicious activity and respond accordingly.   Morning shift must examine video recordings from midnight to 8 am and report/document any incidents for the Property Manager.
  10. Assist with quarterly inspections of all units in assigned properties.
  11. Conduct move-in, including the review of rules and regulations and walk through inspection with new resident.
  12. Assist with application process and resident file maintenance; process police reports and/or credit reports.
  13. Assist with the preparation of the vacancy and delinquency reports.
  14. Attend staff meetings and training as required
  15. Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefits interaction with internal and external clientele.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal with residents, site personnel, regional support services staff, corporate office personnel, property managers, property owners, inspectors, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good comprehension and communication skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a past paced environment.
  • Appropriate level of administrative experience and skills.
  • Effective communication skills with employees at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers and direct reports accountable to safety standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self motivated, with a dedication to keeping up to date technically, and applying new knowledge to your job.

 

QUALFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state housing laws preferred.
  • Computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of property management software: OneSite conventional and affordable, WCMS preferred, OR demonstrated or ability and desire to learn these programs.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting (for extended periods of time), standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with “Desk Clerk –Heron’s Landing” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Night Monitor – Heron’s Landing – On Call – PT – Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Night Monitor On Call is responsible for the security of the building between 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m.   The Night Monitor On Call reports to the Senior Property Manager (SPM). In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Monitor security throughout the building, as needed, between the hours of midnight to 8 a.m.
  2. Respond to all confrontational & emergency situations between the hours of midnight to 8 a.m.
  3. Respond to resident’s need to access the building in event of lock out between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m.
  4. Prepare written incident reports.
  5. Meet with SPM regarding any resident who violates policy during the overnight hours on an as need basis.
  6. Attend staff meetings and agency annual staff retreat.
  7. Fill in on the front desk as appropriate
  8. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Ability to get along well with others. Excellent skills in conflict resolution. Ability to handle emergency situations. Good oral communications skills.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org with “Night Monitor Herons Landing” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Outreach Case Manager – FT, Non Exempt


Position Description:

The Outreach Case Manager seeks out homeless individuals and families, builds rapport, screens for housing eligibility, provides direct assistance with accessing resources and supports, and refers to appropriate community services in order to assist clients with exiting homelessness. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Canvas community locations where individuals and families experiencing homelessness are found including but not limited to shelters, meal sites, day centers, intake sites, streets, encampments, hotels, jails and Veterans Administration service sites.
  2. Coordinate with other community outreach and Veterans services workers who have contact with homeless individuals.
  3. Maintain sufficient contact with clients to build rapport and identify concrete needs.
  4. Provide direct assistance with improving client safety and reducing risk of harm.
  5. Screen potentially eligible individuals and families for participation in the Housing First programs and other community services.
  6. Link clients with VSH Housing Specialist as appropriate.
  7. Work with landlords, community services providers, and oversight entities to provide good customer service, ensure responsiveness of VSH supportive services, and achieve high rates of housing stability and other consumer outcomes.
  8. Adhere to oversight entities’ regulations regarding paperwork and service delivery.
  9. Identify individual services needs through ongoing outreach, engagement, screening and assessment activities.
  10. Assist individuals with obtaining the needed documentation for housing.
  11. Link and refer to other community resources based on identified needs.
  12. Participate in regular meetings with supervisor and other Housing First program staff.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of homeless population and appropriate community resources.
  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, community resources, and recovery concepts.
  • Skills in establishing supportive trusting relationships with persons experiencing homelessness and with professionals in the homeless services and Veterans services systems.
  • Ability to respect client rights and personal preferences and motivate
  • Must be comfortable approaching clients and building rapport with them.
  • Ability to interact with clients by demonstrating genuine empathy, concern and understanding.
  • Energetic individual willing to work in all weather on foot or by vehicle.
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized; able to plan, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for VSH’s mission
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with program participants, peers, supervisors and collateral agencies required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good comprehension and communication skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to safety standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a supervisor needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self motivated, with a dedication to keeping up to date technically, and applying new knowledge to the job.

QUALFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (but not required) and at least one year of direct service experience with individuals with low-incomes, disabilities, and/or histories of homelessness
  • Knowledge of homeless population and appropriate community resources.
  • Knowledge of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse disorders, community resources, and recovery concepts.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to drive a vehicle and travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

Compensation:

Excellent benefits and competitive pay.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Interested and qualified candidates should email their resume with cover letter to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org and be sure to include “Outreach Case Manager” in the subject line.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Supportive Services Specialist – PT, Non Exempt - Housing Resource Center


Position Description:

This position functions as a collaborative team partner among VSH associates, reporting directly to the Programs Manager to address Client needs of VSH – serving low income and disabled people who may be experiencing homelessness and repeated incarcerations. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position demonstrates experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, is mission-focused and demonstrates previous experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  • Effectively self-manages and collaborates with all levels of staff and clients with varying needs ensuring timely and efficient utilization of resources; preventing return to homelessness and incarcerations while ensuring adherence to organization and regulatory requirements; ensuring licensure compliance as well as business process improvement measures for quality assurance and self development as well as development of the organization
  • Provides case management expertise to include but not limited to assessments, treatment planning, supportive counseling, linking to community resources, monitoring progress, collaboration with other providers, and care coordination
  • Advocates for clients in court, may testify on behalf of the client and/or services, collaborates with law enforcement, public defenders, and department of corrections
  • Maintains information in each client’s EHR to include demographics, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries
  • Maintains compliance with required reporting, data entry and quality control
  • Assists with necessary outreach and engagement activities to include clients and their families, community providers, landlords and medical personnel
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, scheduled supervision meetings, and other required meetings and/or trainings
  • Completes daily time sheets accurately to document time spent with clients and ensure that each grant-related activity is recorded correctly
  • Works with landlords, community services providers, and oversight entities to provide good customer service, ensure responsiveness of VSH client supportive services, and achieve high rates of housing stability and other consumer outcomes
  • Adheres to oversight entities’ regulations regarding paperwork and service delivery
  • Identifies individual client services needs through ongoing outreach, engagement, screening and assessment activities
  • Maintains sufficient contact with clients served to ensure engagement with client services; identifies emerging needs and promotes goal attainment
  • Assists clients with securing and maintaining entitlements and benefits through DSS and other income and disability support resources
  • Serves a key role in supporting clients, fundraising and overseeing and/or collaborating with volunteer initiatives as well as other cross-departmental needs in order to achieve overall success of the organization; identifies improvement opportunities and solutions impacting organization success.
  • Serves as key team representative, attending and participating in meetings building relationships for improved client services, fund raising, and supporting volunteerism
  • Serves on team which may encompass interviewing candidates and collaborating with others in determining best fit meeting VSH best practices as well as supporting ongoing team initiatives that focus on associate retention
  • Maintains, prepares and provides efficient reporting; may present and explain data and expertise to any level of staff, board, or community
  • Collaborates with other departments and outside partners effectively ensuring team- oriented client-centered focus as well as creating a safe and secure environment for clients, staff, and visitors; provides on-call coverage as necessary; advises supervisor and others as needed, ensuring adherence to best practices

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Services from appropriately accredited institution
  • Must have at least 1 year of demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of direct services to individuals with low-income, physical disabilities, behavioral health and developmental disorders, and/or history of homelessness and incarcerations; establishing supportive trusting relationships with such clients, peers, and key partners, respecting rights and personal preferences
  • Knowledge of homeless and offender population and appropriate community resources, especially entitlement and housing resources
  • SOAR certification and experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, community resources, medication management, and recovery concepts
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Requires high level of organization skills, including attention to detail, planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Requires excellent communications skills including verbal, written, presentation and listening
  • Must exhibit high level of accountability and good decision making skills including the ability to analyze information, evaluate results and recommend/implement the best solutions to solve difficult problems or challenges, using good judgment when to include others/supervisors as needed
  • Must exhibit proven success working with change management and culture shifts, exhibiting day-to-day flexibility in handling multiple priorities and organization initiatives, maintaining accountability for achieving improved performance metrics ongoing while exhibiting a positive attitude even when challenging
  • Must demonstrate proven ability to collaborate effectively with volunteers, all levels of staff and key stakeholders throughout the organization, community and partner organizations
  • Must possess excellent computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Must have be comfortable with development of self and others; effectively collaborating among interdisciplinary teams
  • Prior experience in a human services environment supported by grants required; knowledge of electronic health records/data management and Medicaid billing helpful
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and must have proven experience successfully demonstrating the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as well as maintain a positive, collaborative, and supportive attitude
  • Frequent local travel and some occasional State-wide travel required, approx 10%
  • Valid VA Driver’s license
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle available for use in performing job functions
  • Must successfully pass VSH insurance review, including background check and other pre-employment screenings
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to drive a vehicle and travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

VSH is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

Compensation:

Competitive pay based on experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Interested and qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org and be sure to include “Housing Resource Center” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

Senior Supportive Services Specialist – FT, Exempt - Housing Resources Center


Position Description:

This position functions as a collaborative team partner among VSH associates and may include oversight of supportive services specialists daily tasks in the absence of the team lead. This position reports directly to the Team Lead to house and serve individuals suffering from homelessness, little to no income and a mental health, substance use, and/or physical disability. In addition to the below duties, responsibilities, and physical/sensory requirements, the successful incumbent in this position will demonstrate experience initiating and sustaining a high level of accountability resulting in positive outcomes, a mission-focused drive and commitment to ending homelessness, and past experience successfully collaborating with all levels of staff, volunteers, community, and board members.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides daily oversight of supportive services to include, but not limited to, guidance related to service delivery, documentation of services, maintaining compliance with regulatory standards, appropriately managing caseloads, and coordinating on-call scheduling
  • Effectively self-manages and collaborates with all levels of staff and clients with varying needs ensuring timely and efficient utilization of resources; preventing return to homelessness; ensuring adherence to organization and regulatory requirements; ensuring business process improvement measures for quality assurance, self-development, and organizational success
  • Provides case management expertise to include but not limited to assessments, treatment planning, supportive counseling, housing stabilization services, case management services, linking to community resources, monitoring progress, collaboration with other providers, and care coordination
  • Mentor and train other supportive services specialists as needed
  • Maintains up to date and accurate documentation in each resident’s paper and electronic file to include intake forms, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries
  • Maintains compliance with required reporting, data entry and quality control
  • Assists with necessary outreach and engagement activities to include clients and their families, community providers, property management staff, and medical personnel
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, scheduled supervision meetings, quarterly organizational meetings, and other required meetings and/or trainings as scheduled
  • Enters daily work hours and leave requests accurately to document time spent with clients and ensure that each grant-related/funded activity is recorded correctly
  • Works with property management staff, community services providers, and oversight entities to provide good customer service, ensure responsiveness of VSH client supportive services, and achieve high rates of housing stability and other consumer outcomes
  • Adheres to oversight entities’ regulations regarding paperwork and service delivery
  • Identifies individual client services needs through ongoing outreach, engagement, screening and assessment activities
  • Maintains sufficient contact with clients served to ensure engagement with client services; identifies emerging needs and promotes goal attainment
  • Assists clients with securing and maintaining entitlements and benefits through DSS and other income and disability support resources
  • Serves a key role in supporting clients, fundraising and overseeing and/or collaborating with volunteer initiatives as well as other cross-departmental needs in order to achieve overall success of the organization; identifies improvement opportunities and solutions impacting organization success.
  • Serves as key team representative, attending and participating in meetings building relationships for improved client services, fund raising, and supporting volunteerism
  • Serves on team which may encompass interviewing candidates and collaborating with others in determining best fit meeting VSH best practices as well as supporting ongoing team initiatives that focus on associate retention
  • Maintains, prepares and provides efficient reporting; may present and explain data and expertise to any level of staff, board, or community
  • Collaborates with other departments and outside partners effectively ensuring team- oriented client-centered focus as well as creating a safe and secure environment for clients, staff, and visitors; provides on-call coverage as necessary; advises supervisor and others as needed, ensuring adherence to best practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Services from appropriately accredited institution
  • Master’s degree and licensed-eligible preferred
  • Must have supervisory experience with a team and/or project management
  • Must have at least 3 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of direct services to individuals with low-income, physical disabilities, behavioral health and developmental disorders, and/or history of homelessness; establishing supportive trusting relationships with such clients, peers, and key partners, respecting rights and personal preferences
  • Knowledge of homeless population and appropriate community resources, especially entitlement and housing resources
  • SOAR certification and experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, community resources, medication management, and recovery concepts
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Requires high level of organization skills, including attention to detail, planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Requires excellent communications skills including verbal, written, presentation and listening
  • Must exhibit high level of accountability and good decision making skills including the ability to analyze information, evaluate results and recommend/implement the best solutions to solve difficult problems or challenges, using good judgment when to include others/supervisors as needed
  • Must exhibit proven success working with change management and culture shifts, exhibiting day-to-day flexibility in handling multiple priorities and organization initiatives, maintaining accountability for achieving improved performance metrics ongoing while exhibiting a positive attitude even when challenging
  • Must demonstrate proven ability to collaborate effectively with volunteers, all levels of staff and key stakeholders throughout the organization, community and partner organizations
  • Must possess excellent computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Must have be comfortable with development of self and others; effectively collaborating among interdisciplinary teams
  • Prior experience in a human services environment supported by grants required; knowledge of electronic health records/data management and Medicaid billing helpful
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and must have proven experience successfully demonstrating the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as well as maintain a positive, collaborative, and supportive attitude
  • Frequent local travel and occasional State-wide travel may be required
  • Valid VA Driver’s license
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle available for use in performing job functions
  • Must successfully pass VSH insurance review, including background check and other pre-employment screenings

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Mobility, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 lbs), fine hand coordination, ability to read, write, listen and speak clearly, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to drive a vehicle and travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to use computer, cell phone, monitor, mouse, and keyboard extensively.

VSH is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

Compensation:

Excellent benefits and competitive compensation based on experience.

Position is Open until filled


Application Instuctions:

Interested and qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs@virginiasupportivehousing.org and be sure to include “Housing Resource Center” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Full Position Details Download Application (.docx)

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