Job Application - Catholic Charities Of The Finger Lakes

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Homeless Coordinator

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes has a great position full time in Geneva, NY for a Homeless Coordinator.

The Homeless Coordinator works in cooperation with the Ontario County Department of Social Services to provide the coordination and oversight of homelessness response and the direct case management and support of individuals and families identified as homeless in Ontario County. This position will also provide coordination and administer the allocation of transportation grants and services for eligible Ontario County households.


Direct Services

  • Conduct Temporary Homeless Assessment on new clients- daily.
  • Review individual’s cases, assess situation and make appropriate referrals to contract agencies, community resources and inter agency departments as needed.
  • Provide and monitor temporary housing placements as necessary.
  • Conduct follow up with clients to assure compliance with eligibility requirements
  • Coordinate with T/A workers regarding status eligibility and ongoing requirements.

Community Coordination

  • Maintain oversight and partner relationships with contract and community service providers, community resources and service providers.
  • Provide outreach in the community to address trends, community needs and to maintain up to date information regarding openings or placement opportunities at community resources.
  • Maintain databases and tracking systems that support identification of and response to homelessness in Ontario County.
  • Serve as point of contact between the Department of Social Services, community resources, partners and general public.
  • Maintain statistical information and complete reporting as necessary.

Supports Mission of the Agency

  • Participate in staff meetings and other CCFL-related meetings/events.
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement efforts for the program and for the agency.
  • Complete required agency and program reports in a timely manner.
  • Complete other duties as assigned necessary to advance the response to homelessness and transportation needs in Cayuga County.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Associates Degree with 2 years of related experience

EXPERIENCE: -Three to Five years’ experience in human services

-Knowledge of poverty, homelessness and community conditions that impact financial stability


• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.

• Willingness to foster agency, department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.

• Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in regards to all records reviewed including consumer records, employee records and billing records.

• Proficiency and experience with PC’s and Microsoft applications.

• Ability to analyze and interpret data and to handle problem resolution.

• Possession of a valid NYS Driver’s license and a driver's record considered acceptable by agency and insurance carrier.

• Continuous use of a reliable, registered and insured vehicle.

• Demonstrate commitment to Agency Mission Statement.

• Some evening hours may be required.

• Willingness to travel within the region.

• Compliance: Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with CCDR’s corporate compliance and ethics program.

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

• Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment, including motor vehicle;

• Stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and reach;

• Climb up or down stairs;

• Able to reach above or below shoulders;

• Occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 10 lbs;

• Sitting at a desk or in a vehicle for long periods of time to perform certain job functions;

• Be able to read write and interpret written documents;