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Intake Worker - Pomona Hope for Homes Services Center

Adult Services | Pomona, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Greets clients, guests and visitors; notifies appropriate employee and maintains needed logs and other paperwork
  • Completes necessary intakes to determine program eligibility
  • Guides and directs clients to the necessary areas of the shelter and Centralized Services Center for programs and services
  • Assigns clients to the necessary programs staff
  • Responsible for keeping log in records of incoming clients and data input into the HMIS system
  • Prepares and generates daily reports; analyses data and prepares special reports as needed
  • Documents and maintain all case files in physical files, HMIS or other identified databases  
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent work experience
  • 18 years of age or older

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with intake
  • Training in and working knowledge of HMIS
  • Proven ability to interact positively with diverse groups of client population with varying education and economic backgrounds
  • Provides a social and emotional culture that supports and builds teamwork through a solution oriented approach; works constructively through any site conflicts

Special  Skills Required to Perform this Position:

  • Proven familiarity with homelessness and related issues a plus
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, poverty, and federally funded mainstream programs such as General Relief, Social Security Disability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation

Preferred Skills for this Position:
 

  • HMIS database experience strongly preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Formerly homeless Pomona residents preferred
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.