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Job: PH Home Sharing Coordinator

Chaffee County

PH Home Sharing Coordinator

Chaffee County

Job Description

Job Type: Full time

Wage: $54,000/yr.

Location: Salida, CO.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Home Sharing Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight of a grant-funded, pilot program between Chaffee County Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority that pairs older adults with capacity in their home (the “home provider”) with someone in need of longer- term housing (the “home seeker”) in hopes to provide greater options for affordable housing and opportunities to age in place in Chaffee County. This position will also provide administrative support to the Housing Authority.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provides oversight of a new program, building it from the ground up
  • Completes phone screenings and benefits checklist
  • Connects program participants to community resources and services with follow up for continuity of care
  • Accepts and processes intake applications (hard copy or electronic) and screens for program appropriateness
  • Completes intake and when needed, a care plan for all appropriate home providers and home seekers
  • Conducts match meetings, living together contract meetings, family meetings
  • Ensures quarterly home visits or at a cadence agreed upon by all participants
  • Participates in community outreach and marketing events to increase participation in the program
  • Collaborates with the municipalities, departments, and non-profits within Chaffee County to increase awareness and coordinate participant care when needed 
  • Builds community partnerships throughout the County
  • Maintains data collection, program development, accountability, database entry, and maintaining current participant records
  • Collaborates with Chaffee Housing Authority on reference checking and tenant verification
  • Explores opportunities for further sustainability of program, including grants, donations, etc.
  • Reports to and meets with Housing+Health and Aging Well teams regularly to update on program
  • Performs other duties as required, including promotion of health equity and social determinants of health
  • Requires some nights and weekends required.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Answers phones and responds to inquiries from the public
  • Coordinates programming with Housing Navigator Participates in Continuum of Care

EXPERIENCE and TRAINING: QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in Gerontology is preferred.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Strength in self-motivation, organization, and innovation.

Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license insurance, be comfortable meeting seniors in their homes.

Significant office and computer skills required.

Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, Human Services, Public Health or similar.

Certificates or licenses: Valid Driver’s License.

Special professional and/or job-related requirements: Must love working with older adults and members of the public. Work experience in positions similar or related to this job: minimum of 2-3 year experience working with public.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This Position Reports to: Director of Public Health and Environment

EQUIPMENT USED: Vehicles, computers, telephones, copiers, fax machines, and other related office equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Ability to conduct activities involving substantial sitting, walking, and standing.

2. Ability to lift and carry burdens up to 50 lbs.

3. Ability to grasp and manipulate office equipment, medical equipment, and similar other tools and materials.

4. Ability to conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching, twisting, and reaching on a daily basis.

5. Ability to participate in routine conversation in person or via telephone, and distinguish telephone, auditory testing tones, printers, computers and other auditory tones.

6. Ability to distinguish small objects at near and far distances in conditions of bright or low light; ability to distinguish depth, and see objects in a wide field of vision.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The majority of this position's duties are performed in a protected, indoor environment, either in the office, vehicle, or home provider location. The incumbent may be exposed to seasonal conditions including wet and/or humid and extreme temperature changes on an occasional basis. The incumbent may be exposed to noise, mechanical and electrical, and other related hazards associated with a medical office environment. Incumbent may be required to work evenings and weekends associated with community health fairs, community events and meetings, educational classes, and other Public Health related events and meetings. This position will require incumbent to provide services out in the field. This position has been determined to be a HIGH exposure risk to biohazards associated with blood-borne pathogens, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis B, and air-borne transmissions of tuberculosis. Employees are advised that exposure to biohazards may result in severe illness or death. Employees are required to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to biohazards.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1. Ability to read and understand written materials, and compose information/instruction in written/oral form.

2. Ability to remember schedules, programs, policies and other details, and apply good time management and organization skills. Must be willing to use online shared calendar programs, Microsoft Office suite, and other computer platforms.

3. Ability to understand and perform mathematical computations.

4. Ability to conceptualize and apply analytical skills.

5. Ability to apply problem solving skills in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges.

6. Ability to work with other people taking into consideration their needs, their personal styles, and the requirements of their jobs.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations that might not share the same values or lived experience.
  • Ability to work with people who have/are experienced/experiencing traumatic brain injury, dementia, and developmental disability.

7. Ability to understand and apply organizational theories and practices in the administration of policies, practices, programs, and communications.

8. Ability to calm others under stressful or confrontational conditions.

9. Ability to apply health equity and social determinants of health to all programmatic aspects.

LOCATION: Office is based in Salida, Colorado, but the position often requires being in the community and meeting seniors in their homes.

**Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee, time to time; the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Click “Visit” below for more detail on this specific job.

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