Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.
The Family Resource Specialist will provide on-going case management support to at least 70-80 families identified by Hennepin County MFIP as in need of Family Stabilization Services (FSS). Assist participants in developing and achieving goals for family stability and self-sufficiency. This position is a non-benefit eligible position, with an estimated length of 3-4 months.
Working hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish and maintain long-term relationships with participants through proactive and reliable service.
Utilize motivational interviewing and other coaching techniques that emphasize participant strengths and reinforce change behaviors.
Assist participants in developing goal plans for family stability and self-sufficiency.
Perform comprehensive assessments with participants to determine family strengths and needs.
Assist participants in accessing a wide array of services and resources, including affordable housing, legal and financial assistance, health services (physical, mental, chemical), child enrichment programs and family support services.
Coordinate placement into supported work positions and training programs; provide retention services to participants placed into permanent employment.
Maintain accurate and precise case notes and file documentation, in both paper files and online databases.
Monitor progress of participants through monthly contact and data tracking systems.
Ability to work with a diverse and a culturally diverse clientele.
Participate and engage in team consultations and Employment Training meetings.
Assist with the development and execution of on-site participant workshops and events as directed by Program Manager.
Self-starter with high level of attention to detail and follow-through
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to adhere to HIPAA, ADA and data privacy requirements
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word and Excel
Ability to access and navigate online databases; Workforce One, MAXIS, and MEC2 experience a plus
Must have valid driver’s license and insurance
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Services-related field (related experience may substitute for degree)
Prior experience as an MFIP Employment Counselor or equivalent strongly preferred
Minimum two years’ experience working with low-income families of diverse backgrounds and cultures
PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.