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									FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of
poverty in Fairfax County.

FACETS envisions a day when everyone in Fairfax County has access to adequate and affordable
housing and nobody is homeless. We seek to engage and educate our community in providing long-
term solutions and resources to break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors in need.

FACETS is hiring a dynamic individual to serve as the primary case worker and service coordinator
to the unsheltered or chronically homeless persons who access hypothermia/overflow sites, drop-in
services, who congregate at street sites, and who otherwise may need engagement to access services.
This FT position dedicates 20 hours of case management to the Homeless Healthcare Program
(HHP). This position is part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Fairfax County deployed staff
from the Community Services Board and the Health Department. Significant independence of
judgment and exceptional interpersonal skills are required in this position. This position also serves
as a case manager for FACETS Hypothermia Prevention Response Program and requires an
individual who can work in an extremely fast paced environment during the months of November-
March. The successful candidate will have excellent data entry and organizational skills.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

      Coordinates year-around outreach for the Homeless Healthcare Program.
      Provides outreach services to unsheltered homeless individuals accessing the hypothermia
       program, nearby drop-in centers, existing shelters, and through street outreach for those
       individuals who wouldn’t otherwise access any shelter or drop-in services to offer medical
       services or referrals to address health-related and other basic needs.
      Works in conjunction with a Health Department nurse assigned to HHP to determine health
       needs of clients and coordinate access to such services.
      Provides transportation to medical services sites and dental services as well as information on
       other resources the individual may access to improve their health and/or level of self-
       sufficiency.
      Documents all services identified and provided, referrals made, and transportation provided.
       Enters all outreach data into HMIS and timeframe for entry.
      Attends quarterly meetings with the Health Department and other members of HHP to
       discuss programmatic issues and progress of the program, utilizing the quarterly report as a
       benchmark.
      Informally engages clients through the provision of emergency supports such as food,
       clothing, hygiene supplies, and similar supports.
      Manages and coordinates weekly drop-in services including access to laundry, showers, hot
       meals, clothing, hygiene supplies and counseling.
      Conducts comprehensive in-depth assessments utilizing the uniform intake, assessment and
       housing barriers tools developed by the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH).
       Works with the client and with support by Housing Opportunity Support Teams (HOST) to
       prepare and implement action plans to identify housing options and meet social, health,
       emotional and economic needs to maintain housing. With the client, formulates objectives,
       identifies actions and monitors progress in locating and maintaining housing and achieving
       other client goals. Assess client eligibility for benefits. Determine appropriateness of
       household for receipt of prevention/diversion funds and recommend amount. Conducts
       weekly home visits to complete reassessment of action plans, progress, and presenting issues
       in order to identify new goals and modify existing goals as appropriate.
      Coordinates services using a wrap around/HOST/team approach. Negotiates, facilitates, and
       coordinates the creative use of community-based service alternatives and assists staff from
       other human service agencies/organizations in creative use of community resources.
      As clients are engaged, provide case management, information and referral to supportive
       services as needed including treatment for medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse
       problems as well as social services, housing/shelter needs and employment services.
      Provides linkage, facilitation and transportation to clients as needed in order to access these
       services.
      Provides community case management services to clients who successfully transition to
       permanent housing for 6 months to 1 year.
      Travels and makes home visits to meet clients as well as works an adjusted work schedule
       including evenings and weekends as necessary.
      Plans and coordinates life skills groups for singles services.
      Uses automated technology including HMIS and hard copy files to maintain, update, and
       report on case data, goal attainment, and outcomes in a timely manner.
      Addresses and if necessary, diffuses crisis situation with clients. Assesses safety issues and
       assists clients to access emergency services as needed (e.g., mental health services, child
       protective services, adult protective services, women’s shelter, homeless shelter).
      Assists in managing the FACETS budget for program expenditures.
      Participates in program staff meetings and conferences to share ideas and plans; works
       cooperatively with staff to meet FACETS goals.
      Participates in and conducts in-service training for staff development. Actively supports
       FACETS’ mission oriented outcome evaluation and outcome management.
      Prepares proposals, reports, and statistics for submission to funding sources with the Deputy
       Executive Director’s supervision.
      Provide an outreach response to calls from members of the community including religious
       institutions, citizens and businesses regarding sightings of homeless individuals in the
       community.
      Represents FACETS in the community, in accord with Agency Mission, Vision, and Code of
       Ethics.
      Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years experience. Master’s Degree (MSW) strongly
     preferred.
    Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
    Must be comfortable going into woods and other places not meant for habitation to meet
     clients.
    Knowledge of current social service, homeless, and housing issues and methods/approaches
     to address issues.
    Ability to use HMIS to establish and maintain case records and to facilitate data collection.
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    Ability to schedule and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines.
    Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license, and will be required to pass criminal
     background and Child Protective Services background checks.
    Candidates must be able to drive 15 passenger van.
    Reliable transportation, good driving record and personal car insurance is required.
    Fluency in other languages (Spanish) a plus.
FACETS is an EOE and a drug free workplace.

Salary:
40-45K

How to apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to mwilliams@facetscares.org

								
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