Assessment Specialist – One Door

Full Time

Full Year

Job Summary:

The One Door Assessment Specialist - One Door provides coordinated entry services for federally funded shelter and housing services as well as shelter diversion programming, and other related community resources.


The Homeless Services Coordinator of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the One Door Assessment Specialist

Reporting Structure:

The One Door Assessment Specialist will report to the Homeless Services Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets in person with clients to complete assessment of client needs;
  • Utilizes Shelter Diversion practices when shelter options are not available;
  • Makes appropriate referral based on client's needs and each program's unique criteria;
  • Answers phone inquiries regarding available resources;
  • Maintains contact with partner agencies to maintain knowledge of resources available within the community;
  • Researches additional resources and initiates partnership with those resources;
  • Assists clients with filling out paperwork for other assistance programs;
  • Strongly adheres to policies and practices outlined by Federal HMIS technical standards;
  • Advocates for clients’ needs;
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development/fundraising activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or another related field is required;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet expertise;
  • Must be comfortable working with the high-risk, homeless population;
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment effectively;
  • Strong Organizational skills are a must.

Position Clarification:

The position of One Door Assessment Specialist is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability. This is a non-exempt full-time position.