Inland SoCal United Way is a leading nonprofit organization devoted to strengthening the Inland Empire by investing in the lives and futures of those in need. By operating several direct service programs and collaborating with a network of strong community partners, IEUW seeks to build brighter futures for youth and families in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. IEUW seeks talented, motivated team members who are passionate about improving our community and who are looking to be part of a dynamic team working to make positive changes in the Inland Empire.
Inland SoCal United Way’s 211 department provides timely, effective access to accurate and comprehensive information and referrals for the residents of the Inland Empire, provides public information support in times of disaster and answers several specialized lines for assistance in such areas as CalFresh, child abuse reporting, reentry and after hours calls for other agencies. 211 San Bernardino County is the trusted source of verified health and social service information, designed to assist people in overcoming barriers.
Inland Empire United Way, in partnership with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Goodwill, and Point Source Youth, is piloting the Host Homes Program. Host Homes is a project in which a well-screened homeowner from anywhere in San Bernardino County can volunteer to host a well-screened transitional age youth (18-24) participant who is facing homelessness. Programming includes low-barrier services designed to reach individuals experiencing homelessness. These services include intensive case management, crisis intervention and referral, connection to community support, employment and educational resources. The program is rooted in community building, trauma-informed care and harm reduction models. A high percentage of program participants have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, homelessness, engagement with criminal justice and/or foster care systems, substance use/abuse, and/or mental health challenges. Host families receive a stipend to offset costs. This is a nonsectarian program.
The Host Homes Project Coordinator is responsible for identifying, screening, training, and supporting transitional age youth (18-24) participants who are facing homelessness and who meet the eligibility requirements for the Host Homes Program, and for identifying, screening, training, and supporting host families. This position is responsible for introducing the participants and host families to case management partners from Goodwill, to work with and follow closely the progress with the case managers, and to help troubleshoot issues between parties as needed. The Coordinator is also responsible for reporting progress to IEHP. This full-time, non-exempt position for 38 hours per week is funded for 6 months and carries with it the possibility that it may not be renewed if further funding is not obtained. The availability of grant funds does not guarantee continued employment. No contract is implied; this position is “at-will” and employment may be terminated at any time by the employee or the employer. This position reports to the Executive Director, Youth Programs & Community Investments.
Essential Functions 90%
- Receive training from Point Source Youth staff
- Work with Supervisor and program partners to develop program protocols
- Outreach to likely organizations to find, screen and recruit eligible families to become host homes
- Train host families on program responsibilities and obtain written agreements
- Outreach to likely organizations to identify and recruit eligible youth participants
- Train youth participants on program responsibilities and obtain written agreements
- Match eligible youth with appropriate eligible host families
- Coordinate and facilitate case management with Goodwill staff and IEHP staff
- Coordinate with case managers and additional 211 staff in providing additional needed resources
- Monitor participant progress with participants, case managers, and host families
- Create regular project reports and communicate such to supervisors and IEHP
Secondary Functions 10%
- Other duties as assigned
- Degree in psychology, background in social work, or similar or equivalent relevant experience working with at-risk youth
- Fluent in Spanish preferred
- Strong computer skills and competence in Microsoft Office environment
- Trauma informed
- Nonjudgmental attitude and approach to working with others
- Ability to evolve a new project with minimal oversight
- Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills
- Must have reliable transportation, a valid California driver’s license, proof of minimum required California vehicle liability insurance and a good driving record
- Must be available and able to work outside traditional office hours, including some evenings and weekends
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to operate a variety of equipment such as a computer, telephone, headset, copy machine and fax machine. Sedentary work requires sitting for long periods of time but may require the ability to walk, stand, stoop and squat for various periods. Visual acuity and manual dexterity required for typing and computer use. Must be able to lift/move objects up to 25 lbs.
Wage and Benefits
Wage $20.00/hour, payable bi-weekly. Benefits include paid holidays and sick leave.
If interested, submit resume and cover letter to Lorraine Williams, Executive Director, Youth Programs & Community Investments, at LWilliams@iscuw.org. No calls please.
“Inland Empire United Way is an equal opportunity employer. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background screen and drug test results.”
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