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HMIS Specialist - (Pathways to Home)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Pathways is the largest homeless shelter in Los Angeles, providing a diverse group of services. Comprehensive Case Management Services, Affordable Housing Assistance, Transitional Housing Programs, Permanent Housing Placements, JWCH Mobile Clinic, Department of Health Services, USC-HIV Study/Prevention.

Responsibilities:

The HMIS Specialist:

  • Completes intake and assessments on new participants
  • Verifies, corrects and enters participant information into centralized database; conducts regular audits to assure accuracy of data
  • Monitors HMIS reports to assure consistency with other hard copy records and logs
  • Runs regular progress reports; creates customized reports to support shelter management and to provided other needed information
  • Coordinates with Case Managers and Intake staff to ensure HMIS intake requirements are met
  • Trains staff on HMIS and answers questions relating to the system
  • Oversees the privacy/confidentiality notification processes to meet regulatory guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 - 2  years of experience using HMIS
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office suite as well as Internet proficiency required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail is a must

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer