Employment

To apply please contact our Director of Operations, MerryBeth McKee at merrybeth@ihncincinnati.org

Position: Child Enrichment Coordinator (Full-time)

Summary:

Children experiencing homelessness are at greater risk than their stably housed counterparts of experiencing delays in development, trouble in school and problems related to behavior and social functioning. Homeless children are also more likely to have experienced trauma and its associated effects. The Child Enrichment Coordinator will act as an advocate and service provider, ensuring that children staying at the IHNGC emergency shelter have their needs recognized and addressed.

Accountability:

Accountable to the Director of Operations

 Responsibilities:

  • Screen all children under the age of 5 for developmental delays, provide their primary caregivers with the appropriate developmental, educational and medical referrals. Generate program reports, progress notes and other paperwork as appropriate.
  • Maintain contact with schools, community resources and referral agencies. Act as an advocate for guests and their children across service settings. As member of services team, ensure children’s needs are met as part of overall family case plan.
  • Act as liaison to Project Connect and school system. Develop and supervise after school mentoring activities and homework assistance.
  • Manage structured programming for children while their parents complete intake and at the end of each week day (3-5 p.m.) or as needed. Programming will be age appropriate and assist children in meeting developmental milestones.
  • Utilize research and national best practices to develop robust, trauma-informed program that consistently meets established goals. Improve data collection processes to measure program success.
  • Assist in establishing and executing parent training and soft-skills development with families.
  • Track and report on child enrichment outcomes related to funding opportunities.
  • Work with homeless service providers in community to share resources and develop integral partnerships to benefit IHNGC families.
  • Recruit, screen and train volunteers to assist in the Child Enrichment Program. Supervise 40 trained and consistent volunteers.
  • Represent IHNGC at community meetings and related workgroups.
  • Attend weekly staffing meetings.
  • Participate in weekly staff and service team meetings.
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings.
  • Rotate weekly on-call duties with other staff.
  • Assist in monitoring & coverage of Day Center office schedules & client traffic, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, some flexibility required.

Refer to the full position listing for more details.


Position: Housing Specialist (Full-time)

Summary:

The Housing Specialist assists families who are homeless in obtaining housing quickly. This position works closely with case managers, clients, and landlords to achieve efficiency in housing clients long-term. Includes developing an action plan with clients, managing lease options & negotiations, conducting inspections of units, and ensuring rent is reasonable and affordable.

 Accountability:

Accountable to the Director of Shelter and Housing.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients in locating appropriate and affordable housing.
  • Advise and direct clients in the development and implementation of an action plan for securing housing.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of available housing in the community.
  • Initiate and maintain communication with case managers in supporting client’s success in sustaining housing.
  • Serve as a liaison with landlords and utility company to achieve stable housing for clients.
  • Provide transportation to clients, as necessary.
  • Conduct housing quality inspections of properties and ensure all units pass rent reasonableness as defined by HUD.
  • Maintain professional boundaries and model appropriate behavior.
  • Enter required information in client database accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain accurate case notes, client data and other records according to agency, funder, and professional standards.
  • Assist in tracking guest outcomes and service trends in order to promote on-going evaluation and improvement of services.
  • Market housing program to landlords, develop marketing materials for recruitment of landlords, and build positive relationships with them.
  • Advocate for clients in unsafe or neglected properties.
  • Attend and participate in regular supervision meetings, team meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Attend specified external meetings as an IHNGC representative.
  • Rotate weekly on-call duties with other staff.
  • Assist in monitoring & coverage of Day Center office schedules & client traffic, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9-5, some flexibility required.

Refer to the full position listing for more details.


Position: Weekend Shelter Coordinator (shared alternating weekends and holidays)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to relate well to people
  • Good telephone/email skills
  • Ability to give guidance to guests and volunteers in performance of Day Center tasks
  • Ability to accurately record information on forms or in written reports
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to perform routine manual work such as cleaning
  • Ability to read, write, and do basic math
  • Willingness to learn web-based client-tracker data-base
  • Ability to learn in-take procedure and conduct in-takes with new guests

Objectives:

  • To supervise maintaining safety, effective operation, and cleanliness of Day Center and surroundings
  • To make sure that children are supervised at all times, that guests fulfill other obligations such as assisting in Day Center cleaning, that accurate census data is maintained and communicated to staff, congregations, and transportation personnel, and that guests are received at and depart the Center according to current policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • See that children are supervised by parents at all times.
  • Insure that the building and surroundings are clean, safe, and secure at all times; check premises every 1½ hours.
  • Answer the phone, open the door to greet visitors, and take messages.
  • Make visitors and volunteers feel welcome, giving tours if scheduled, etc.
  • Process weekend donations.
  • Communicate with Central Access Point on new family referrals.
  • Conduct weekend intakes as necessary.
  • Communicate daily census details to hosting congregations.
  • Provide weekend care, when necessary, for any pets in residence, including feeding, letting out and cleaning kennels.
  • Oversee sporadic weekend volunteers with assistance from Shelter Operations Coordinator.
  • Provide shelter guests with requested supplies.
  • Make sure that the building is secure at all times and that doors are locked unless staff is observing unlocked doors.
  • Make sure that toilet paper, paper towels, and soap are stocked in bathrooms throughout building.
  • Check lights, appliances, and equipment daily to make sure that they are safe and in operating order.  Report any discrepancies immediately to the Shelter Operations Coordinator.
  • Open and close the Day Center using correct procedure as assigned.
  • Make sure that the building and surroundings are “child-proof,” with all dangerous and hazardous materials locked up and inaccessible to children.
  • Carry out other responsibilities related to the Objectives, above, as assigned.

Refer to the full position listing for more details.