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PROJECT GROWTH
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Us Helping Us is a rapidly growing and mission-driven nonprofit. For the past 30 years, we have provided innovative programming and culturally relevant and appropriate services to improve the health and wellbeing of racial, sexual orientation and gender minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and persons with substance abuse disorders/serious mental illness. As it exists today, we currently operate two office locations in the greater Washington, DC area and offer a variety of clinical, behavioral, and social support services in a trusting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We are currently hiring a Project GROWTH Program Coordinator and are looking for an energetic, independently motivated and committed person to fill this position.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Project GROWTH Program Coordinator will coordinate a wraparound, workforce development program for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) youth aged 18-24 years with a history of homelessness. Specifically, the Project GROWTH Program Coordinator will screen youth for program eligibility, perform necessary employability and mental/behavioral health assessments, maintain participant files, promote wraparound services to other TGNC youth, and assist other project staff in the development and submission of monthly reports and data submissions to funders and other key stakeholders. Additionally, the Project GROWTH Program Coordinator will participate in community-based outreach, education, and advocacy efforts.

 

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Build trust with and educate community members about the factors that contribute to homelessness among TGNC youth and discuss ways to overcome these barriers.

  • Perform targeted community-based outreach activities to educate priority populations about the available wraparound services and link them to such services.

  • Assess clients’ medical, behavioral and social service needs and link them to the appropriate internal and external services.

  • Work alongside the Employment Coach to assess TGNC youth’s readiness for on-the-job training and other professional development needs.

  • Maintain participant files in electronic health record (e.g., eClinicalWorks) and other programmatic-related (i.e., HMIS) systems.

  • Meet regularly with programmatic and clinical staff to discuss status of objectives, deliverables, and activities, review evaluation data, and discuss challenges and opportunities for improvement.

  • Meet regularly with DHS Program Officers and other programmatic staff and provide updates on project-related activities, challenges, and successes.

  • Implement recommended changes to ensure project goals are achieved, if applicable.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and problem solving and decision-making skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to put theory in practice, provide clarity during chaos; and ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and stress management skills.

  • Commitment: Passion for the mission of the organization, including a strong commitment to working to improve the health and quality of life of LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and improving the health and well-being of racial, sexual and gender minorities.

  • Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of the DMV and issues that TGNC youth with histories of homelessness face; effective advocacy efforts to improve quality of life and local housing and employment resources. Intermediate computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office and electronic health record (e.g., eClinicalWorks) and data systems.

  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interviews and conversations that respect the dignity and diversity of our clients. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to put theory in practice. Ability to help manage conflict. Ability to maintain client records and information in an accurate, timely and confidential manner.

  • Personal qualities: Sound judgment, ability to work independently (with limited supervision), but cohesively, with medical and social service providers and ability to work effectively in a busy and ever-changing environment. Excellent customer service is key.

Experience and Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. Preference will be given to self-identifying TGNC individuals.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in providing youth-related services; one (1) year experience providing case management or housing-related services.

  • Have a valid driver's license with no DUI or major moving violation in the past 5 years. Regular travel within the greater Washington, DC area is required for this position.

  • Experience working with racial minorities and LGBTQ+ youth and adults.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish and/or other languages strongly preferred.

Specifications:

  • The annual salary is $55,000 -$67,500 (based on experience) plus a generous benefits package, including 80/20 employer/employee-paid health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term disability and federally observed holidays.

  • This is a full-time position (working a minimum of 40 hours per week) and requires regular evening and weekend commitments.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. with a valid work permit required.

  • Must submit to a background investigation and drug test.

  • Us Helping Us has a smoke-free environment and non-smokers are preferred. Excellent personal hygiene is a must.

To apply, send cover letter and resume with Project Growth – Last Name in the subject line to: communications@uhupil.org or click here.

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