|HOMELESS PREVENTION COORD-CONT|
|Contract - Mid/Professional|
|Plans, coordinates, and provides expertise to the City of Orlando non-profit organizations and government partners in preventing and ending homelessness by creating coalitions, programs, and integrating services; performs other related duties as assigned.|
|Plans, develops and coordinates with various non-profit service providers, government partners, and private businesses on project and program initiatives, coalition building, and implementations strategies for homelessness prevention and intervention initiatives such as access to transitional housing, emergency funding to prevent eviction, drop-in centers, homeless shelters, child care subsidies, economic opportunities and work support programs for low income residents to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency; provides development expertise and facilitates as appropriate.
Researches, recommends, advocates, provides expertise and training on issues related to homelessness and economic self sufficiency; delivers awareness education and preventative advice around homelessness issues; prepares materials that reflect best practices and innovative approaches; makes presentations.
Plans, organizes and manages projects working collaboratively with other government and community organizations providing services to the homeless such as the Project Homeless Connect; forms coalitions with other community organizations to better serve residents and referrals to relevant agencies.
Develops funding recommendations; researches, identifies and obtains budgetary resources such as Extra Credit Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign, and grants from federal, state, and local agencies; monitors compliance with performance and reporting requirements.
Staffs various committees and commissions such as the Regional Commission on Homelessness, representing the City of Orlando and developing consensus and commitment for regional plans and initiatives.
Performs various administrative duties including preparing reports and constituent correspondence; responds to request for information; attends meetings and workshops; stays abreast of new developments and advices officials and management on issues.
|Knowledge of the service needs of the homeless and the various effective service delivery approaches and programs for homelessness prevention including housing programs, counseling services, employment services, public assistance, social services, public health, or other directly related human services.
Knowledge of various funding methods and resources including federal and state grant funded programs and compliance requirements.
Knowledge of business management, promotion, and public relations techniques.
Excellent interpersonal skills and public relations skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to make public presentations and to be persuasive.
Ability to promote collaboration among government agencies, community based organizations, and other groups.
Ability to develop policies and programs; to manage and coordinate program activities and events.
Ability to research, analyze, assess capacity, provide technical assistance, and resolve problems.
Ability to work independently, take initiative and pursue program goals and objectives.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, community leaders, staff, and the general public.
|Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health or other related field and three (3) years dealing with socio-economic issues of low income populations, developing or implementing social programs or community action projects to prevent homelessness, and a year of project leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Florida driver's license required and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.