Are you seeking a position with an organization poised to make a significant impact on Kansas City? If you are passionate about ending homelessness in Kansas City for this generation and the next, then Community LINC is the place for you!
Who We Are: For nearly 35 years, Community LINC has been a game-changer in serving and housing the most vulnerable families in our community. We are innovative in creating new housing programs that increase our capacity to serve more families, strengthen our programming, and transforming our service delivery model to have a broader community focus. With proven success, program recipients receive housing location services, intensive trauma-informed case management, employment services, financial coaching, and children's programming, allowing them to regain stability and secure permanent housing.
We attract talented professionals through competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and generous PTO. With the aim to recruit candidates who have the confidence and drive to get the job done, we are now accepting applications for a Family Wellness Coordinator.
Our Culture: Community LINC staff share a common competency framework that guides our approach to services, informs our practices, and creates our values of trust, integrity, transparency, and mutual respect. Our goal is to drive communal change from homelessness to homefullness through innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, and flexibility. We are a team of like-minded fun-loving individuals who genuinely believe that together we can create a home, a place, a community for everyone.
Who We Are Seeking: We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, results-oriented individual to oversee all aspects of the mental health and youth programs by using a holistic trauma-informed approach. The Family Wellness Coordinator will ensure program clients have the mental health support needed to address the issues that may have led to or perpetuated homelessness, substance use, and other barriers that prohibit personal success.
The Family Wellness Coordinator shall have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate patience and kindness while working under pressure and delivering quality service.
The Right Candidate Will:
- Have a background in mental health services and understand the complexities of working with the homeless population
- Will manage the mental wellness programs for both adults and children
- Provide direct supervision and mentorship to volunteers
- Create partnerships and collaborations that expand program capacity
- Implement evidence-based best practices that facilitate client growth and success
- Research other wellness and trauma-informed based program models on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance and best practices
Intake and Assessments:
- Participate in referral review meetings with team members to establish program appropriateness for incoming CoC referrals
- Conduct mental health assessments for all program participants within seven days upon entering the program
- Ensure that all school-aged children are enrolled in a school within four days upon entering into the program
- Conduct a pre-resiliency cognition test with children in the program within four days upon entering into the program
- Conduct and oversee the scheduling of Vulnerability Assessments (VI-SPADT's) for those seeking services through the Coordinated Entry System
- Create a comprehensive wraparound mental wellness plan for all the clients in the program and review it monthly to ensure that the mental wellness plan is on target
- Provide individual, child, and family counseling to clients in the program
- Facilitate children and adult group counseling sessions
- Refer clients to mental health services and providers and do a timely follow-up
- Work with school entities to ensure youth in the program are in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act and provide advocacy when needed
- Conduct monthly check-ins with school officials to ensure youth in the program are on target with their educational goals
- Facilitate classes that provide learning opportunities on a wide range of subjects (i.e., healthy living, life skills, and conflict resolution)
- Work in conjunction with the Community Engagement Officer to outline and implement weekly program activities
- Conduct a post-resiliency cognition test with children in the program within seven days upon the family exiting into permanent housing
Record Management and Reports:
- Complete monthly program reports that reflect the number of counseling sessions, etc.
- Track all mental health referrals for clients
- Provide program performance reports for Fund Development Team upon request
- Complete all required documentation thoroughly, on time, and according to grant and agency standards
- Enter all necessary information into the Homeless Management Information System database (CaseWorthy) in a timely matter
- Participate in weekly program staff team meetings and events designed to celebrate successes, discuss concerns, and facilitate case conferencing
- Attend bi-weekly agency-wide meetings and scheduled trainings
- Facilitate learning and wellness opportunities for general staff
- Counseling degree preferred however 5+ years of experience will qualify
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of two years working with the homeless population
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member
- Ability to be flexible and work in a continuously changing environment
- Ability to work three evenings per week
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- A high level of integrity to confidentiality
- Ability to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen
- Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of LINC and has a strong commitment to working with the homeless population and families in poverty.
Pay dependent on experience; full benefits package, which may include assistance with licensure.
Are you interested in joining our team as a leader in ending homelessness in Kansas City for this generation and the next?
Please submit a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.