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.

Evaluation:


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.