Project Coordinator, Vehicle Encampment Resolution Project

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County
Full Time
New Beginnings Counseling Center
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Vehicle Encampment Resolution Project Coordinator – New Beginnings. 40 hours per week position with benefits. The Encampment Resolution Project will work to resolve 21 vehicle encampments county-wide. The Project Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating this effort, reporting to the Encampment Resolution Project Manager, the Safe Parking Project Director and Homeless Services Director. The goal of the project is to house 150-300 individuals residing in these encampments. We are hiring three Project Coordinators, two based out of our South County office in Santa Barbara – one dedicated to the City of Santa Barbara and one dedicated to the county, as well as one Project Coordinator for North County, based out of our Lompoc and Santa Maria offices.

Responsibilities and tasks primarily include:

  • assisting with overall project coordination;
  • coordination of daily project, field and encampment operations;
  • grant coordination;
  • case coordination and encampment services, and;
  • Fulcrum and HMIS compliance.

Project coordination responsibilities include:

  • coordinating project staff activities;
  • assisting with maintaining project and grant compliance;
  • data tracking;
  • reporting and administration;
  • training and provision of information to other communities, and;
  • serving as a conduit between our agency staff and the county-wide community in general.

General project operations duties include:

  • attendance and coordinating of internal and external meetings;
  • preparation and submission of all paperwork and necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner to appropriate parties;
  • track all data, outreach, and financial assistance;
  • collaborate with other community agencies;
  • provision of project information to other communities;
  • participation in the CoC’s Coordinated Entry System (CES);
  • provide updates to the Homeless Services Director and Executive Director as needed.

Additionally, the Project Coordinator also occasionally assumes case coordination activities working with clients who are homeless and in need of securing traditional, permanent housing. Case coordination tasks include helping homeless individuals and families living in their vehicles or unsheltered on the streets to secure housing and look for available housing/rental units, coordinating housing with landlords, connecting clients with community resources and government and health benefits, establishing and maintaining ongoing relationships with landlords and clients after housing, and developing case plans with clients in order to help them stabilize and resume healthy functioning. The majority of case coordination activities are limited to administrative coordination being provided to project staff and stepping in as needed for more urgent or sensitive client needs and situations.

The ideal candidate is administratively oriented and has experience working in a social service setting; has experience providing project coordination activities to the homeless population. He/she should embrace the Housing First approach to helping homeless individuals and families stabilize and return to permanent and traditional housing. Experience with Fulcrum and HMIS preferred and/or a solid demonstrated ability to use complex software and Microsoft Excel for data collection and reporting is required.

The position requires that the Project Coordinator be an empathic and compassionate listener with solid boundaries and the ability to effectively coordinate and organize the activities of a robust and busy encampment resolution and rapid rehousing project. The Project Coordinator must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task, coordinate community-wide activities, collaborate with partner agencies, and implement grant/project activities. The position requires initiative, resourcefulness, significant attention to detail, the ability to effectively time manage, be self-directed, and work autonomously.

Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Must have own working transportation with liability insurance to conduct job-related travel.

Must satisfactorily pass the company’s background, DMV and reference check.

Must meet insurance carrier’s requirements for approval to drive.

Bi-lingual a plus but not required.

Work hours are Monday – Friday, 9-5 although there will be some nighttime and weekend hours on occasion to attend community events and/or to manage any off-hour client crises that may arise.

Starting salary range is $29.00 – $32.00 per hour (DOE) with medical and dental benefits provided, 403b participation and match, as well as generous paid time off. Position begins asap. This is not a remote position.

Send resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to hr@sbnbcc.org. If we feel you are a good match for the position, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliation or beliefs, sex, age, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy (as those terms are defined by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act — Government Code Section 12900-12996), except where such discrimination is based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

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