PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND JOB SUMMARY
Primavera is co-creating pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, financial empowerment and homeownership, and civic and community building and engagement. Funded by the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, the Siemer Institute Family Stability Project is a collaborative partnership project that provides support, resources, and services to families with school-age children to prevent homelessness and find safe, decent housing. The Her Family Project is for single moms with children offering different incentives to prevent homelessness and assist families in need
The Family Resource Specialist will help families move from crisis to stability by connecting families to vital community resources, such as financial assistance, job training, financial education, and support for the entire family.
The successful candidate will be a culturally sensitive social services professional who can build relationships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Work assignments may vary depending on the department’s needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by leadership):
- Identify and provide intake to eligible families from each of Primavera’s existing programs, through community referrals, and by building positive relations with apartment
- Work with families in the program to improve the regularity and consistency of children’s attendance at school by addressing core issues affecting financial stability and economic
- Teach relevant financial capabilities basic skills, individually or in a classroom
- Coordinate and track financial classes and attendance for two different programs and children’s classes simultaneously.
- Flexibility to work 6-8 weekends during the year
- Coordinate with other Homeownership department team members to meet the needs of the
- Create systems for communicating and data collection with other Primavera programs on behalf of shared program participants.
- Collaborate with other organizations in partnership to create smooth and effective referrals to provide whole family support through the crisis and beyond.
- Document services delivered to individual families, including documentation of funding used to meet cash assistance needs and in-kind donations provided to families.
- Timely and accurately complete reporting of program-related data, including success stories of clients on a quarterly basis, maintaining confidentiality of clients.
- Participate in quarterly meetings with United Way and partner organizations to share and learn from each other and to address challenges and identify ways to strengthen partnerships and improve practices.
- Participate in training opportunities, Siemer Institute Learning Sessions and the Siemer Annual Summit, and other training offered by NWA, NeighborWorks America.
- Participates in program monitoring and evaluation
- Adherence to and demonstration of Primavera’s guiding principles of integrity, respect, accountability, compassion, and leadership.
- Other duties as assigned by leadership
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of issues facing families that are housing
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
- Ability to work effectively with families, staff, and partner
- Ability to multi-task, and to demonstrate resourcefulness and
- Familiarity with financial capabilities strategies and resources, or willingness to
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
- Ability to work in a busy office environment with moderate noise levels, seated with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and stooping.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
- Ability to work proficiently with basic office equipment, including various computers, printers, fax machines, and copiers/scanners.
- Ability to travel to other locations as needed for outreach to property managers, schools, meetings, events, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Family Studies or related
- Two years of work experience in a social services setting, preferably in case management with families and/or with financial capabilities programs.
- First Aid/ CPR certification, or the ability to
- Level 1 fingerprint clearance card, or the ability to
- Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, current registration, and proof of insurance coverage to attend off-site meetings and conduct home
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as web-based
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Financial Capability Certification or ability to obtain within the first 6 months of employment
- Note: A combination of relevant experience and educational background may be considered in lieu of stated qualifications
- Prior experience working with low-income individuals and service programs.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.