Family Resource Specialist-MFIP

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Accepting Applications Until 10/19/18

Who We Are

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.

Job Summary

The Family Resource Specialist will provide on-going case management support to at least 70-80 families identified by Hennepin County Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) as in need of Family Stabilization Services (FSS). In this role, the Family Resource Specialist will assist participants in developing and achieving goals for family and self-sufficiency.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • 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 surveys with participants to assess family strengths and needs
  • Assist participants in accessing a wide array of services and resources, including affordable housing, legal and financial assistance, health service (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 participant progress through monthly contact and data tracking systems

Minimum Requirements

  • Self-starter with high level of attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to adhere to HIPAA, ADA, and data privacy requirements
  • Ability to access and navigate online databases; Workforce One, MAXIS, and MEC2 experience preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record as determined by our insurance carrier, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services-related field (related experience may substitute for degree)
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with low-income families of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Prior MFIP Employment counselor experience preferred

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services-related field (related experience may substitute for degree)
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with low-income families of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Prior MFIP Employment counselor experience preferred

Benefits: Benefits will include Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.

Salary: $19.23/hr., DOQ

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.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Location: Minneapolis, MN
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