Position:Veterans Workforce Development Program (VWDP)  Employment Specialist 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Full or Part-time: Part – time

Summary

Placing eligible veterans into stable employment through job placement. Identify employers willing to work to provide long term employment opportunities through short term training programs in high demand fields.   Work in tandem with Program Coordinator and Employment Transition Coach to ensure program goals are met. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as directed to support the HOPE Atlanta organization and team members 
  • Develop and coordinate linkages to job skills training resources in high demand jobs 
  • Develop a resource base of employers committed to giving priority  hiring attention to veterans 
  • Arrange interviews with employers and work with participants on job retention issues 
  • Coordinate with veteran community and private employment resources to ensure participant has access to available resources 
  • Document and maintain complete records as required; monitor and verify services provided 
  • Responsible for locating and matching veterans  to  professional certification courses 
  • Develop resumes suitable for job expectations according to veteran’s varied skill sets 
  • Responsible for recruiting potential employers and facilitating individual  job placement 
  • Managing the veteran’s progress related to their Employment Development Plan 
  • Responsible for locating basic financial and life skills training workshops 
  • Meet monthly goals set forth for each veteran in terms of placement into the VWDP program and job placement 
  • Assist veterans with resolving possible barriers to employment such as housing, transportation issues, childcare and medical needs 
  • Match job requirements with veteran’s skill set and employment needs 
  • Provides financial assistance with vouchers for job related new hire items  

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists in fund raising opportunities and participants in agency donor and community events 
  • Attend all trainings and organizational meetings as directed by supervisor 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience in the field employment development/placement and case management experience 
  • Knowledgeable of employment assessment tools and developing client plans 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a job developer/employment specialist with demonstrated skills in working with vulnerable populations  
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with employers and community contacts 
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a goal driven environment 
  • Must have a vehicle in good condition 
  • Valid GA Driver’s License with a good driving re 
  • Excellent communication and networking skills 

Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge of veterans’ homeless issues, mental illness, addiction, and PTSD.

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Position:  Contracts and Grants Administrator

Reports to: Deputy Director

FLSA Status: Exempt                                     

Full or Part-time: Full-time

Summary

The Contracts and Grants Administrator is responsible for managing local, regional, statewide governmental grants and private contracts from initiation, monthly reporting, grant/contract compliance, thought the close out process; maintaining a service-focused relationship with external program officers of funding organizations; coordination the implementation of grant awards and ensure post-award compliance; and leading the process for compiling grant financial, in conjunction with the Finance Department, and non-financial data for the preparation of internal reports, compliance reports, and grant billings. He/She will provide financial and administrative advice and support services to designated program staff and senior staff in areas such as project development, implementation and monitoring throughout the life-cycle of contracts and grants.  

The Contracts and Grants Administrator works as a member of the department’s executive leadership team in decision making and implementation of organizational initiatives and represents the agency in discussions with current funders and the philanthropic sector.

In the conduct of his/her responsibilities, the Contracts and Grant Administrator must ensure that the work is carried in accordance with Continuum of Care (CoC) and Housing of Urban Development (HUD) standards, policies and procedures and ensure the effective and efficient stewardship of resources.

Primary Responsibilities

• Work as directed to support the HOPE Atlanta organization and team members.
• Assists program directors in identifying potential grants, other funding opportunities and preparing applications and proposals.
• Analyzes and prepares monthly grant reimbursement reports using the grant budget in an accurate and timely manner, including gathering supporting documentation for grant reimbursements and monthly reconciliations with the finance team.
• Manages grant project budget development with Deputy Director and applicable Program/Finance teams and makes adjustments as requested, submitting amendments to the appropriate agency and following through on approvals.
• Manage grant compliant process to ensure that all funding requirements are met, and reports are being submitted to funders and track monthly deliverables.
• Develop and maintain annual grants and RFP calendar.
• Tracks funding cycles and submission guidelines to ensure that deadlines are met for renewal applications and proposals.
• Develops and maintains relationships with state, county, and federal agencies, other behavioral health providers, and payers.
• Assist with annual audit process and IRS 990 preparation.
• Creates forms and worksheets as needed to assist program teams with compliance.
• Supports the Program Directors and teams in coordination of the organization’s monitoring visits.
• Fulfills duties delegated by Deputy Director.

Additional Responsibilities

• Participates in county, state and federal planning as required
• Assists in fund raising opportunities and participates in agency donor and community events

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge
    • Strong leadership, organization, problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Understanding of federal and private grants
    • Proposal development and research experience
    • Proven experience in grant writing
    • Extensive knowledge of the federal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process
    • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit finance and fund accountingSkills
    • Intermediate level in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point)
    • Proficiency in looking at data systems and extracting meaningful analysis from a data set
    • Experience in utilizing a Homeless Information Management System (HMIS); Client Track experience preferred
    • Experience with Government Contracts
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach and willingness to work as part of a cohesive teamAbility
    • To evaluate systems and processes and implement a process improvement plan
    • To communicate the agency’s vision, mission and values
    • To work independently and take initiative, manage multiple task, and meet aggressive deadlines
    • To work flexible hours as work may be required on some evenings and weekends

 Education, Experience, and Licensure

  • • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in an administrative – related field, including but not limited to business or accounting or 8 years of experience in government grant management.
    • At least three consecutive years of demonstrated professional experience developing and tracking project and financial budgets using Excel or other computerized systems. Previous NOFA and federal grant management experience preferred.
    • Minimum of three-years of grant writing experience.

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Position: SSVF Case Manager 

Reports to: SSVF Program Administrator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Full or Part-time: Full – time

Summary

The Housing Case Manager is responsible for providing support for homeless clients that enables them to enter mid-term master leasing housing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides eligibility screening and assessment to veterans and collects and maintains accurate and detailed records.
  • Coordinates and monitors all aspects of service delivery including intake, assessment, recommendations on housing stabilization, treatment planning, budgeting, case conferences, referrals for adjunctive services, family meetings, group work, individual counseling, advocacy, and liaison with other community agencies.
  • Ensures all participants are recertified as required by the grant guidelines.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely documentation and is responsible for consumer confidentiality. Enters veteran information into Client Track HMIS either in real time or 48 hours of activity including monitoring and documenting progress of veterans and outcomes.
  • Tracks intake, contact and temporary financial assistance in the Client Track HMIS tracking system in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Create vouchers to third party vendors for temporary financial assistance.
  • Conducts comprehensive veteran assessments to collect financial, environmental, psychosocial, employment, educational, housing and health information as appropriate to develop an Individual Service Plan.
  • Ensures accuracy and consistency with the agencies fiscal and billing procedures.
  • Participates in all appropriate staff, supervision, and training meetings.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the SSVF Program Administrator and Senior Management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledgeable of HIV/AIDS, mental illness, addiction, homelessness, or at-risk populations
  • Understanding of HOPWA regulations as outlined in the appropriate CFRs (within the first two months of employment)
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of the program’s confidentiality procedures (within the first week of employment)
  • Strong understanding of the policies and procedures as outlined in the program manual
    (within the first two months of employment)
  • Strong organization, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and creative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to become proficient with a cloud-based HMIS in a Windows environment in the first month of employment
  • Strong professional writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with clients who may present challenging behaviors
  • Knowledge of city, state, and Federal entitlement systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Quality organization, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or in related field of social services.
  • Mental health/human services experience preferred.
  • Experience working with veterans preferred.
  • Must possess a valid GA driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Must have knowledge of homeless issues, skill in community resource development, be well organized, a self-starter, and able to work as a member of a team.

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