ABOUT US: Hilltop Community Resources is a non-profit organization that has been providing human services to the Grand Valley for over 70 years. We value integrity, inclusion, relationship, growth, courage, and FUN! Hilltop puts People First and gives them the tools and support they need to face life’s challenges. Hilltop provides numerous different services throughout Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and Gunnison Counties.
PURPOSE STATEMENT: At Hilltop, we are dedicated to connecting people and building community.
This position will play an essential role in Hilltop’s effort to support Mesa County residents maintain or obtain stable housing. This position will be our expert on housing navigation for staff and community members. They will work with community members to provide transitional living opportunities, permanent supported housing opportunities, and direct client supports such as rent assistance, security deposits, application fees, utility assistance, etc. through connection into community resources, grant funding, voucher programs, etc. This position will include supervision of programs/staff, and as needed, case management support to develop housing stability plans, financial/budgeting assistance/planning, and support/resources addressing barriers that may place an individual’s housing at risk. This position will also represent Hilltop’s Housing Program in community collaboratives, coalitions, voucher programs, and grants.
SCHEDULE AND WAGE DETAILS:
This full-time position has a schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, with some evenings and weekends as needed.
This position has a starting wage range of $22.50-23.63 per hour.
Accepting applications for this position until filled.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide subject matter expertise on matters related to housing navigation and housing stabilization.
2. Assist staff in establishing individualized case management plans with households that have lost housing, and/or, are most at-risk for entering the homeless system and provide those households with supportive services to obtain and/or stabilize their housing.
3. Work with case management staff to ensure adherence or assist with barrier reduction.
4. Provide guidance and support to the staff processing rent/mortgage/deposit assistance applications for various grant funding sources – this includes the assignment of cases, assisting in determining program eligibility, and reviewing/signing off on applications and fiscal back-up for payment approval.
5. Understand the nuances and eligibility criteria of relevant funding programs and ensure all guidelines followed by staff.
6. Oversee, and assist as needed, in interviewing, assessing, and assisting program participants with rent assistance, security deposits, applications fees, utility assistance, etc. needs according to established procedures, and maintain all necessary program paperwork.
7. Enter, edit, and document services in a web-based data system.
8. Serve as a professional representative of the Hilltop Housing Program and Family Resource Center.
9. Assess the needs of participants experiencing challenges related to housing insecurity and link them with internal and external resources in the community.
10. Oversee staff that assist households in establishing eligibility for subsidized housing; utilization of the coordinated entry system. Provide this assistance directly to participants/community members when needed.
11. Assist in the development of new housing opportunities and partnerships to benefit program participants – including but not limited to – municipal and county programs, local housing authorities, state and federal grant funders, and other agencies.
12. Keep current with landlord laws, ordinances, evictions, and regulations that impact housing, and provide training on these topics to staff.
13. Identifies affordable housing units with Hilltop Community Resources and community partners, and develops and maintains positive relationships with local property owners and landlords.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Attend agency functions and special events in the community as needed.
2. As a member of FRC leadership, provide leadership support to Family Resource Center services,
programming, crisis intervention, program activities, walk-in and front desk services as needed.
3. Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, political science, and/or human services, with at least, 2 years of related experience and leadership OR equivalent work experience in these fields.
CLEARANCES & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
The following background checks are conducted by Hilltop Community Resources:
• Hilltop Criminal Background Check
• Sex Offender Registry
• Driving Record
• Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion List
• Non-Facility TRAILS (Child Abuse Registry)
• Non-Facility Fingerprint Card
• Influenza Vaccination (recommended)
• Any other vaccination required by licensing