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Coordinated Entry Specialist

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The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence. 

We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Coordinated Entry Specialist. The Coordinated Entry Specialist will ensure coordination of outreach and assessment services through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for households that experience homelessness in Chicago. The position will assist in building collaboration between partners, including outreach and housing providers, to assess households through the process of assessment and connection with housing partners. The Coordinated Entry Specialist will also coordinate Access Points and will support communication regarding Access Points to the broader community. Center for Housing and Health (CHH) is a supporting organization of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

The salary range for this role is $40,000 to $47,000 annually. 

Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Project Coordination

• Coordinate and monitor CES Access Points

• Coordinate the visitation schedule for floating Dedicated Skilled Assessors to various emergency shelters and crisis response drop in centers

• Manage requests for new Skilled Assessors into the CoC

• Develop and refine materials for Skilled Assessors, such as scripts and materials for consumers and sending the Skilled Assessor Newsletter

• Work with agencies that have Skilled Assessors on-staff to identify appropriate assessment workflow and troubleshoot assessment processes

• Serve as the first person of contact for inquiries and concerns of providers and CES applicants and bring their feedback to the CES Implementation Team to improve the system

• Assist with assessment surges for specific populations to meet the system’s objectives

• Monitor and serve as the first person of contact for inquiries on CES matching emails including connecting households to appropriate resources and facilitating communication between providers

• In collaboration with the Program Manager, make recommendations based on federal, state, and local policies and procedures for CHH and Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) programs

• Create and maintain detailed project documentation and data collection plans and reports

Quality Assurance and Data Entry

• Enter all intake data for new clients in client data tracking systems (i.e., HMIS, AFC Database)

• Enter all close-out data on clients

 • Monitor data for quality control, correct missing or incorrect data on quarterly (i.e., IDHS, HMIS) and yearly reports (i.e., APR HUD)

• Complete data entry in HMIS and the AFC Database, as needed

• Manage CES data related to assessments being completed to understand areas of improvement and overall Skilled Assessor performance

• Conduct site visits to assessment sites

Meetings and Training Facilitation

• Lead the system-wide System Integration Team (SIT) meetings, including Chronic Singles

• Provide support in the facilitation of the weekly CES Implementation Team meetings and thought leadership in the ongoing development of the CES Action Plan

• Assist in the facilitation and sharing of CES updates and information in the CES Leadership Team meetings

• Assist with preparation and development of SIT meetings for special populations to ensure adequate assessment coverage for CES and that people reach housing

• In collaboration with the Program Manager, co-facilitate partnership meetings with stakeholders

• Attend required conferences, trainings, and webinars

• Provide regular CES trainings and webinars for Skilled Assessors

• Offer presentations on CES to key stakeholder groups including educating external systems on integrating with CES

Other

• Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and other special events

• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations

• Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential

• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 2 or more years of Human Services experience

OR 5 or more years Human Services experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field 

1 or more years Case Management experience

1 or more years Homeless Services experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines.  

Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals.  

Knowledge of the causes of homelessness, who it affects, and the factors (e.g., racial inequities, Socio Economic Status) that can contribute to an individual being homeless.

The ability to follow up with clients in a timely manner. This includes the ability to monitor and actively participate in the continuation and completion of a task or activity to ensure follow-through and proper completion.

The ability to prioritize, plan, and coordinate work activities, and manage resources so that work objectives are accomplished efficiently.

To Apply, Please click on the link below to submit resume and cover letter. 

http://j.brt.mv/ATS/jb.do?reqGK=27649543

Please reference position code CHH CES 2022

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
Salary
USD $40,000 - USD $47,000
/ year

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
200 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Suite 1500

How to Apply

To Apply, Please click on the link below to submit resume and cover letter. 



http://j.brt.mv/ATS/jb.do?reqGK=27649543

 


Please reference position code CHH CES 2022

To Apply, Please click on the link below to submit resume and cover letter. 



http://j.brt.mv/ATS/jb.do?reqGK=27649543

 


Please reference position code CHH CES 2022

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