JFS Job Opening: Financial Stability Coach

Coaches provide strength-based, on- going education, motivation and support to help clients achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Posted
December 30, 2020
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JFS Job Opening: Financial Stability Coach

Coaches provide strength-based, on- going education, motivation and support to help clients achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Posted
December 30, 2020

Financial Stability Coach
Case Management

Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency for people of all ages and all walks of life.  Jewish Family Service is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is the policy of Jewish Family Service to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status,citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Duties:
  • Provide strength-based, on- going education, motivation and support to help clients achieve economic self-sufficiency
  • Link clients to integrated services and community resources that address their individual financial, emotional and vocational needs
  • Assess client need, financial situation and ensure use of governments benefits and attend to immediate needs Schedule initial client assessment and intake to ensure they qualify for assistance based on funding guidelines
  • Identify barriers to self-sufficiency and assess client’s ability to locate other resources
  • Review, assess and determine level of financial assistance based on circumstances and guidelines
  • Participate in research meetings and coaching huddles as assigned
  • Assist clients in applying for SNAP, Medicaid/CHIP, housing, or other applicable resources
  • Establish short-term and long-term goals and develop plan to stabilize situation with goal of self-sufficiency
  • Work with clients to develop and manage a budget
  • Refer to employment and/or counseling departments when appropriate, and collaborate with staff members in both departments
  • Provide referrals and assist clients in navigating eligible services with other agencies to locate additional assistance as needed
  • Maintain active caseload of clients
  • Meet with clients routinely to review progress and accountability
  • Monitor and document client progress towards financial goals and self-sufficiency goals
  • Utilize measurement tools that assess and document client’s financial stability and self-sufficiency
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date, accurate, and well-written documentation for client files
  • Manage financial aid funds balancing the guidelines with the needs of our clients
  • Request financial assistance funds for qualified clients, obtain approval and submit to accounting department
  • Provide emergency food, clothing, and utility assistance as needed through other grant funded programs
  • Responsible for coordinating financial literacy curriculum

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in nonprofit setting is preferred
  • Experience working in case management or within grant funding preferred
  • Experience with interviewing and counseling; assisting applicants in completing forms, determining and advising applicants of eligibility for assistance, and providing or facilitating access to human services assistance
  • Working conditions In performing the duties of this position: the employee must be able to have sufficient bodily mobility to accomplish essential functions of job; requires bending, stooping, stretching, and some lifting; must have fine motor skills to perform typing and writing of reports, etc.
  • Physical requirements: Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20 pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

To apply to please email resume and cover letter by 1/31/2021 to: 

Morgan Zeringue

Manager, Case Management

mzeringue@jfshouston.org

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