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Coordinator, Lived Experience Advocacy

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Metro Denver Homeless Initiative | Denver, CO
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Metro Denver Homeless Initiative


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July 15, 2020
June 30, 2020
$65,000 - $65,000

Position: Coordinator, Lived Experience Advocacy Status: Exempt/Fulltime Supervisor: Director, Development & Communications The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative is a non-profit organization with over 20 years of leadership in addressing homelessness in the seven-county region. The organization seeks a person who will increase support to advance the inclusion of People with Lived Experience of Homelessness in the following areas: Lived Experience Advisory Board, Youth Action Board, VISTA, strategic planning, process improvement and program monitoring. Areas of responsibility: Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) & Youth Action Board (YAB; 55%) Committee Management • Serve as the MDHI staff lead for MDHI’s LEAB, YAB, and Coordinating Committee • Work with committee chair(s) to build agendas, and manage workgroups • Assist with facilitation, convening, recruitment, maintaining and posting notes and calendar updates to ensure robust committee participation • Work with MDHI finance team to oversee LEAB and YAB budget, coordinate stipends and other associated costs, and to maintain records for these costs Advocacy • Ensure that priorities and concerns raised by the LEAB and YAB are brought to MDHI leadership and staff • Present CoC data, issues, and plans to the LEAB and YAB to inform their priorities and advisement to MDHI • Ensure that the committees advance racial equity in their work • Manage data requests from the LEAB and YAB Clinical • Establish and support a trauma informed set of practices and group norms that foster a culture of acceptance and respect for all group members. • Maintain individual contact with LEAB and YAB members to ensure essential supports and resources are available. • As needed, provide (as appropriate) housing, behavioral health, employment and basic needs supports and interventions for LEAB and YAB members VISTA (15%) • Complete annual VISTA grant application to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), oversee project performance measures, and submit grant reports • Act as VISTA Coordinator for approximately 4-6 VISTA project sites throughout the region • Coordinate with regional partners to identify sites and placement opportunities for VISTA participants • Coordinate VISTA recruitment process and conduct interviews with VISTA applicants • Provide initial orientation for new VISTAs and new on-site supervisors • Support VISTAs in the program by facilitating regular individual check ins and monthly group meetings • Support VISTA site supervisors by conducting periodic check ins and providing technical assistance upon request • Collect and review monthly VISTA work logs • Collaborate with the regional CNCS staff on requirements of the program, placements, and monitoring of performance measures • Ensure program requirements with all CNCS VISTA requirements Strategic Planning, Process Improvement & Program Monitoring (30%) Strategy • Ensure that the priorities, needs and insights of the LEAB and YAB are integrated into CoC strategy and tactics Process Improvement • Work directly with MDHI leadership to advocate for PEH driven innovation Monitoring • Serve as the Voice of the client during CoC program monitoring reviews • Work directly with CoC program participants to understand their level of satisfaction regarding housing and services Other duties: • Complete other duties as assigned Qualifications and skills: Required • Master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or Social Work • Minimum 10+ years’ experience working in homeless services, behavioral health and/or child welfare (clinical degree and licensure status in leu of work experience considered) • Specific training and demonstrated competence in: o Trauma-Informed Care o Group Facilitation o Cultural Competence for working with individuals and families from marginalized backgrounds o Motivational Interviewing Preferred • Personal lived experience of homelessness, foster care, criminal justice, and/or child welfare • Bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaker • Licensed or License eligible in Colorado • Excellent written and verbal communications skills • Demonstrated leadership in community programs • Experienced in developing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with colleagues, partners and clients Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: careers@mdhi.org. The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) is a 501(c)(3) that serves as the Continuum-of Care for over 150 local agencies, faith-based organizations, and government programs in the seven-county metropolitan Denver community, and is committed to leading and advancing collaboration to end homelessness in the region. MDHI and its Board of Directors are committed to building and maintaining a diverse membership and leadership to better represent the communities we serve.

Position: Coordinator, Lived Experience Advocacy Status: Exempt/Fulltime Supervisor: Director, Development & Communications The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative is a non-profit organization with over 20 years of leadership in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

403B Plan

100 % Premium paid Health and Dental Plan

Generous PTO

403B Plan

100 % Premium paid Health and Dental Plan

Generous PTO

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaker preferred

Bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaker preferred

Location

711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

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