Job Title: FSS Coordinator
The mission of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is to link families who participate in the Assisted Housing Program with appropriate services so that they become economically independent.
The purpose of the FSS Coordinator is to build partnerships with employers and service providers in the community and work with local service providers to ensure that FSS program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency. They may provide informal counseling, information and referral, plan educational programs, coordinate volunteer opportunities, link with outside service agencies and negotiate affordable services as needed.
Essential Job Functions
- Ensure that an Individual Training and Services Plan is prepared for the head of the FSS family and each adult member of the FSS family who elects to participate in the FSS program.
- Ensure that the services included in the participants' contracts of participation are provided on a regular, ongoing and satisfactory basis; that participants are fulfilling their responsibilities under the contracts; and that FSS escrow accounts are established and properly maintained for eligible families. FSS coordinators may also perform job development functions (e.g. outreach to potential employers) for the FSS program
- Monitor the progress of participants and evaluate the overall success of the program. FSS Coordinators are encouraged to ensure that participants have greater access to financial education/literacy/empowerment/coaching programs that will help them acquire the knowledge and skills to make informed and effective decisions that ultimately help them reach their goals, and achieve self-sufficiency and financial stability. This includes partnering with organizations that can conduct financial education workshops that cover topics such as credit, debt, savings, budgeting, asset building and financial education workshops that cover topics such as credit, debt, savings, budgeting, asset building and banking services; and/or organizations that can provide financial coaching. For information on financial literacy tools and resources available to help HUD-assisted families enhance their financial literacy and asset building skills.
- Prepare and conduct job fairs, job readiness workshops, and implement other activities that have a direct correlation to individual program participant’s family self-sufficiency.
- Type drafts and final copies of correspondence, specialized reports, and other documentation; proof read documents to ensure accuracy (e.g. application packets); enter and retrieve data for use in reports, maintaining records, and for tracking purposes.
- Set up and maintains accurate files and ensure security of records; organize paperwork and correspondence regarding specific program areas; maintain a neat and orderly working area.
- Prepare bi-weekly and monthly activity reports on caseload.
- Proficiency in the operation and use of personal computer, laser printer, copy machine, postage machine, and other standard office equipment.
- Business English; punctuation, arithmetic and spelling; modern office practices and procedures; ability to master departmental policies and procedures; and knowledge of record keeping methods and procedures.
- Data entry operations; typing (50wpm); computer applications (e.g. word processing and spreadsheets).
- Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions; collect analyze, and interpret data; prepare and maintain accurate documentation; communicate effectively, both written and verbal; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other professionals, residents and the general public; assist the general public cooperatively and courteously; work efficiently in an atmosphere of frequent interruption.
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
The incumbent typically performs work in an office environment. The employee must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines; must be able to move or carry objects or materials weighing up to 20 pounds; and must be able to walk, stoop, bend or stand for moderate periods of time.
The incumbent must hold a valid state driver’s license; pass federal, state, and local criminal investigation clearances, and pass a drug screening test administered by the Commission or its designated provider.
Although marijuana has been legalized under Michigan law, it is a Schedule I controlled substance and is illegal under federal law. As a federally funded agency DHC’s employees are NOT permitted to use or possess any form of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Any applicant for employment who tests positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drug screening shall be ineligible for employment with DHC. Any applicant for employment who advises DHC that s/he uses any form of marijuana will be ineligible for employment with DHC. DHC is unable to grant a request for a reasonable accommodation to use marijuana under any circumstance.
SALARY:$19.57-$20.12 per year
Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or related field.
3 - 5 years of experience in social services.
HOW TO APPLY:
Click on the Apply button online at www.dhcmi.org under the Careers tab.
mail your Cover Letter, Resume and Voluntary Self-Identification Forms to:
The Detroit Housing Commission
H.R. Department-Venesta Jones
1301 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207.