This position is responsible to assist KIHA’s Services Program Manager in coordinating all activities under Kodiak Island Housing Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Incumbent is responsible for successful implementation and evaluation of KIHA’s FSS Program activities and educational opportunities. Position requires working with residents impacted by the welfare to work reform.
Extensive community collaboration and partnering is an essential component of KIHA’s resident programs. Position requires working extensively with individual of all ages, cultures and lifestyles who are residents of KIHA’s housing programs both in-town and in the rural villages on Kodiak. The ability to work with minimal supervision and to work effectively and establish a positive rapport with KIHA residents, staff, and community members.
What You Will Be Doing
- This position is responsible for providing Housing Authority services to residents; requires flexible and responsive availability geared towards tenant work
- Responsible for implementing NAHASDA welfare to work required Self-Sufficiency Program activities for participants; Responsible to implement in accordance with operations manual and Family Self-Sufficiency
- Responsible for monitoring and evaluating the delivery, impact and effectiveness of participant Self-Sufficiency Plan (SSP). Ensure plans are adapted to family strengths and realities.
- Responsible for completing intake assessments, interviews, and Family Self-Sufficiency Plans (SSP) with program participants and partnered
- Responsible for developing functional relationships with NAHASDA program participants to maximize effectiveness of self-sufficiency and family development
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining regular (weekly/monthly) community relationship building activities such as coffee groups, young mothers circles, group celebrations, that mitigate resident barriers to self-sufficiency or enhance their ability to engage with the community.
- Responsible for providing outreach and recruiting resident participation in family or SSP
- Responsible for providing or instructing a variety of self-sufficiency and quality of life skills weekly workshops such as budgeting, time management, parenting, as needed or Ensure workshops are timed and located to meet resident needs and schedules where practical. Coordinate and collaborate with other community educational resources.
- Ensure Tenants and participants are afforded transportation assistance in accordance with welfare to work
- Assist Services Program Manager with delegated administrative
- Responsible for knowing and understanding social services programs in the community that may assist program participants in achieving Self-Sufficiency. Responsible to participate in the Kodiak Human Services Coalition and maintain up to date Community Resource Lists for participant
- Responsible for developing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships with other social services programs in the
- Responsible for exercising judgement in resolving problems in resident service and support
- Responsible for maintaining appropriate records as directed by program requirements (i.e. attendance forms, resident’s intake and FSS files, case management documentation, release of information, inventory, ).
- Responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality as defined by regulation, policy, and
- Responsible for remaining within established budgetary guidelines provided by the Housing
- Responsible to promote a safe and drug free work
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Services Program Manager or Housing
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision;
- Able to work well with others; must be highly interactive, available, and engaged
- Have knowledge of case management
- Have knowledge of supportive service agencies and programs in the community and resources available;
- Able to coordinate multiple community resources to meet needs of applicants and residents;
- Highly organized individual able to schedule work to meet deadlines;
- Able to work with persons of various backgrounds and skills;
- Must have good command of the English language, and be able to read, write, and speak English;
- Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills;
- Able to grasp technical regulations and policies governing programs;
- Able to type 40 WPM;
- Experience in office equipment, familiar with computers and windows operating system;
- Must have or obtain a State of Alaska Driver’s License and meet KIHA’s vehicle liability insurance
The successful candidate will have…
- Close working relationship with Housing advocate to identify individual and family needs and
- Close working relationship with Housing advisor to meet ongoing individual and family needs; assist families in maintaining Housing contract
- Close working relationship with Community social service organizations engaged in the Human Services Coalition to identify resources for families and
- Develop and maintain functional relationships with potential employers for
Kodiak Island Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to the Alaska Native/American Indian employment preference under Section 7(b) of the Native American/Alaska Native Housing and Self-Determination Act, and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S. C. 1701U) and Regulations in 24 CFR part 135.
- Status: Full time/Non-exempt
- Salary Range: $42,434-$60,797 DOE
- Benefits: Full fringe benefits