Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or closely related field or equivalent relevant experience. Two years of direct human services experience; experience with homeless population preferred. Experience with Veterans or knowledge of the unique needs of veterans. Proficient in the use of Windows and web-based application and office software. Good organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Requires own transportation, Colorado driver’s license, state-mandated automobile insurance and good driving record. Individuals with veteran status preferred.
The Veteran Specialist directs and facilitates the delivery of appropriate housing stability and support services for homeless and nearly homeless Veteran Households as indicated by Housing First, Trauma Informed Care, and Critical Time Intervention service modalities. Job duties include conducting needs-based and program eligibility assessments, engaging in community outreach, providing case management services, and program-wide service coordination. Veteran Specialists may develop specialty areas including: housing, employment, legal services, benefits, or others as indicated by the needs of the program.
SALARY: $16.70 per hour
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefit package. Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status:
- Health and Dental
- Pension and 403b Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
- Short Term & Long Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- Accident Insurance
- Paid Holidays
- Vacation & Sick Leave