United Way of the Mid-South

DEPARTMENT: Driving The Dream

REPORTS TO: Sr. Care Coordinator/HUBS

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

United Way of the Mid-South is a multi-million-dollar non-profit public charitable foundation that mobilizes financial and human resources, across 8-countries, to meet critical needs and to help ensure that hundreds of thousands of Mid-Southerners can achieve their highest potential. We support high-performing nonprofit agencies who are on the front lines fighting to decrease poverty in our community by addressing the essential building blocks for success – education, financial stability, and health – while maintaining vital safety net services in food, shelter, and safety for individuals facing crisis situations. By joining United Way of the Mid-South, you are uniting with a team who is moving the needle on poverty and making our community a place where everyone can thrive.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Care Coordinator, Housing is responsible for addressing the diverse spectrum of housing needs for families at risk of homelessness and housing insecurity in Shelby County. DTD presents real solutions for the most vulnerable in our community by providing flexible funding, access to emergency housing, transitional housing, and independent living (e.g., rapid rehousing). In partnership with the Agency Relationship staff, generate and manage housing leads to grow the landlord network through landlord visits and cultivation. Maintains detailed records on housing status, landlord recruitment, housing inspections, and payments made on behalf of clients (security deposits, rent or mortgage, utilities, legal fees, additional support for barriers to stabilization). The Care Coordinator positions are integral to DTD. With a primary responsibility of working with clients to provide coordinated care by developing, monitoring, and evaluating care plans, connecting clients to needed services, and following up with clients and providers to assess progress toward client goals. In this unique opportunity, you will help cultivate and transform lives leading to a hopeful, resilient, and self-sufficient family and community.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clearly articulate the United Way of the Mid-South and Driving the Dream mission, goals and value proposition to landlords and community stakeholders.
  • Complete intake, interviewing, assessment, and referrals to identified service providers.
  • Provides case management with a focus on crisis management, employment, housing, and other needs.
  • Process all referrals in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with enrolled clients through monitoring and follow up as determined by established policies and procedures.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting updates.
  • Participate in all meetings, trainings, and professional development opportunities.
  • Prepare, review, and submit reports within the required time frames.
  • Actively generate and qualify new housing leads for families.
  • Recruit new individuals/companies to landlord network, through ongoing landlord cultivation, encouraging them to become “preferred landlords”.
  • Maintain landlord relationships through ongoing communications, resolution of client issues, and ongoing inspection to ensure properties are taken care of, and prompt customer service.
  • Ensure adequate rental units are available for clients, in order to move families quickly from shelter/homelessness into appropriate housing.
  • Contact families within 24-48 hours upon receipt of referral to discuss housing programs, assess housing barriers, and begin making a housing plan.
  • Arrange transportation for families to view and approve possible housing placements if needed.
  • Understand the needs of clients and be able to effectively advocate for housing needs.
  • Provide ongoing advice, expertise, consultation and technical assistance on housing matters.
  • Serves as a liaison between United Way of the Mid-South and other housing agencies, providers and landlords/property managers on all matters related to housing.
  • Perform administrative duties related to paperwork and documentation for all housing programs and grants, ensuring full compliance related to housing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Education, Social Work, Public Administration or other related field.
  • At least three (3) years of experience providing social work, care coordination, case management, etc. in human services.
  • Experience working with adults in managing and supporting client’s needs.
  • Must be fluent and flexible with technology (i.e., strong computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets, databases, and remote access).
  • Familiarity and a broad understanding of the local services and ability to connect clients to these services to meet their needs.
  • Ability to work effectively in an outcomes-based environment with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management standards.
  • The ability to assess status of participants, plan and evaluate care plans, monitor and assess participant progress and needs.
  • A broad understanding of local services and the ability to link services to participant needs.
  • Ability to effectively interface with a wide range of partner community agencies.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity when dealing with sensitive client issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field and a passion for serving under-served and under-resourced individuals, families and/or communities; particularly people living in poverty.
  • Desire to serve as an integral leader at an established community institution in the midst of a unique period of change and transition.
  • Not just tolerance for, but enjoyment of, working with a degree of ambiguity during this entrepreneurial period of transformation and ability to help others successfully move through this change.
  • Quick learner, possessing superior judgement.
  • Working knowledge of results-based accountability frameworks.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking skills for analysis and problem-solving.
  • Experience designing and implementing training on various subjects and modalities.
  • Ability to work independently and to structure the work environment as demonstrated by strong organization skills.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the operation with a great degree of respect and collegiality.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No direct supervisory responsibility.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion, and occasionally to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Physical requirements include climbing stairs and being able to carry, lift, and, set up equipment and furniture weighing up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

United Way of the Mid-South is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, as well as, the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way of the Mid-South will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. UWMS is committed to demonstrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and community. We value the unique skills and contributions of each individual and believe in the power of collective leadership, accountability and unity.

Flexible hours are required as job duties demand. Must have a valid Driver’s License, car insurance, and reliable transportation. Must have personal cell phone to communicate outside of the office.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time with or without notice. Occasional travel may be required in order to complete the requirements of this position.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES TALENT MANAGEMENT & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Builds and leads a diverse team that enables the organization to succeed; Hires the right people; Demands high performance and results; Ensures people’s work is aligned with the mission and strategy.
  • Is open to new ideas; Invests time and resources in training, development and succession for the department; Identifies and grooms high-potentials; Delegates effectively.
  • Coaches and mentors employees and teams.
  • Receives and provides feedback in a constructive way that builds confidence among staff; Addresses performance problems.

BUSINESS ACUMEN & STRATEGIC DIRECTION

  • Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the United Way network; understands the business of the organization; and, effectively creates strategy.
  • Understands the community and its business environment.
  • Understands general business and financial principles required to effectively lead, manage and align resources for performance; is able to read financial statements and create budgets.
  • Contributes to the bottom line by helping the organization grow its resources and capacity.

OPERATIONAL PLANNING & EXECUTION

  • Establishes effective and efficient processes that align the department priorities with organization goals, strategy and mission.
  • Collaborates effectively within the organization.
  • Inspires and motivates people to build the culture of United Way as the Mission of Choice.
  • Engages volunteers in a way that helps execute the strategy.

OUTWARD TURNING

  • Develops strategic relationships to benefit United Way and the community; and, Knows key players in community and is diligent in maintaining and expanding the network of partners.
  • Seeks to learn from inside and outside the network to build skills, knowledge, and abilities to challenge the organization in reaching its potential.
  • Is an effective spokesperson for United Way and its work
  • Establishes credibility as a leader on critical issues and solutions affecting the community.

TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Effective Communication
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Adaptability and Change Management
  • Cross-Functional Capability and Collaboration
  • Deep Community Expertise
  • Product Development and Implementation
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Drive for Stakeholder Success

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Salary: $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Hybrid work
  • Office

Ability to Commute:

  • Memphis, TN 38112 (Required)

Ability to Relocate: N/A

  • Memphis, TN 38112: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

To apply for this job email your details to careers@uwmidsouth.org