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Louisiana 211 Referral and Care Coordinator at CAUW

Baton Rouge, LA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 9 Oct 2023

Expires on 10 Aug 2023

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Louisiana 211 Referral and Care Coordinator at CAUW

Summary of JobThe Louisiana 211 Referral and Care Coordinator at Capital Area United Wayt will provide direct client services by delivering on aligned, high quality 211 referral and care coordination services, leveraging technology and “people powered” processes.  This staff leader will focus on serving clients within a specified region as part of a statewide network team.  The Coordinator will be trained and equipped to provide “closed-loop” referral and care coordination services.

Reporting RelationshipsEmployee reports to the Senior Director of Community Impact.

Other Key Relationships:

  • External:  Louisiana Association of United Way’s (LAUW) President/CEO, United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s (UWNELA) 2-1-1 Director, community non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, state and local government agencies, public, and private partners
  • Internal:  CEO and President, Senior Vice President of Impact & Operations, Community Impact, Resource Development, Marketing/Communications, and Finance & Operations staff.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university; Social Work or related field preferred.
  • Three or more years’ related work experience in nonprofits; 3-5 years in human service delivery to client and/or direct social work recommended.
  • Knowledge of community resources and the human service delivery system/ability to acquire knowledge quickly
  • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) databases
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented with ability to manage and analyze data, including managing multiple tasks
  • Excellent interviewing and cognitive skills (written and oral communications, logic, judgment, team work)
  • Effective leadership skills appropriate to a customer-driven organization
  • Ability to work well independently, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines/priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Results-oriented and personally accountable for expectations, timelines and measures
  • Works 40 hours a week; ability to work outside the 8am to 5pm workday, weekends and at times of disaster, as requested/required
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with service providers to secure services needed to meet needs
  • Provides effective referral and care coordination leveraging technology and available community referral resources using an establish method and framework
  • Leverages human service solutions available through the Louisiana 211 Referral Network and local relationships with service providers to locate help to meet identified needs.
  • Effectively communicates and guides clients as needed towards securing services to meet client needs. 
  • Advises on other types of referral options and/or services available to help address root causes (Example: Addressing social determinants of health or chronic needs)
  • Documents all actions of each referral until the referral loop is closed using secured technology systems provided

Additional Job FunctionsAlthough not Essential Job Functions, employee may also be responsible for the following from time to time:

  • Oversee progress on assigned projects.
  • Assist other departments in major projects, such as fundraising events and workforce campaign presentations and activities.
  • Serve on ad hoc committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, the employee should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Strategic Community Collaborator: engage diverse stakeholders to accurately and effectively assess community needs with credibility, authenticity and humility that strategically guides CAUW to contribute to the community’s priorities
  • Effective and Engaging Communicator: effective and passionate communicator with ability to articulate the CAUW message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and community.
  • Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving: ability to address and manage complex issues to achieve desired results including ability to gather, interpret and use relevant data to drive strategy development, make decisions and drive for results.
  • Planning and Implementation: be a leader and take initiative in planning and developing initiatives within impact areas to achieve results that drive collective community outcomes
  • Embracing and Managing Change: champion and facilitate change to ensure long-term community sustainability by adapting successfully to changing needs while maintaining positive relationships with all constituents, internal and external.
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning – Ability to think long-term, tying together the current operations with a more long-term focus.