Job title: Family Services Client Assessment Specialist
Reports to Emergency Services program director; part-time (25 hours/week); non-exempt; $16.50-18.70/hour
Closing Date: July 10, 20115
To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The family services client assessment specialist screens and assists households who are in crisis and applying for assistance. This position provides screening to outside agency clients, inputs data, faxes intakes, tracks expenditures, and serves as the program liaison to community partners.
- Associate degree or two years’ post high school education
- Two years’ office or customer service experience
- Two years of experience in a social service environment
- Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), and Microsoft Word and Excel
Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks
Promptly and accurately screen walk-in clients for financial assistance, assisting those eligible to prevent utility cut-offs or eviction using the current Emergency Services guidelines.
- Provide direct service to program participants with a culture of excellence and professionalism in action at all times
- Complete the intake application promptly and accurately to ensure that client services are effective, timely, and meet all grant compliance procedures
- Scan all documents needed to complete intake in a timely manner
- Verify that client is eligible for assistance by verifying the information provided, or by written and/or collateral contact with the third party as needed
- Collaborate with outside sources on behalf of clients, such as MLGW, landlords, mortgage holders, and others agencies as needed
Screen clients from outside agencies (e.g. United Way), input data, fax intakes and track expenditures, and serve as the program liaison to specific community partners.
- Screen clients and process outside agency intake for financial assistance
- Submit intake to agency for payment
- Track expenditures daily
- Assist program director in maintaining required FEMA documents in client file in preparation for the annual FEMA audit
Input intakes into the CoactionNet system in a timely and accurate manner to prevent interruption of client utility services or to prevent eviction
- Enter client data into the computer accurately each day to generate requests for assistance
- Relay MIFA’s intent to pay via fax to MLGW or the landlord vendor
- Input denied applications, screen for food pantry, and back up receptionist as needed. Serve as back-up for other family programs, such as screening for emergency shelter placement and Memphis Strong Families Initiative
- Capable of operating various database systems
- Ability to provide direct service to program participants
- Experience coordinating and executing multiple tasks and projects
- Experience coordinating operational systems in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
- Ability to welcome all people with sensitivity
- Ability to work well with clients and volunteers
- Possess good people skills and verbal communication skills
- Ability to complete duties on schedule with little or no supervision
- Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.
MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period: Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off (PTO), employer sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.
MIFA employment guidelines
MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.
MIFA is a non-smoking facility.
Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.
Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.
Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.