Social Services Coordinator
Summary
Title:Social Services Coordinator
ID:3045
Notes:N/A
Starting Pay:$33,000 Salary
Location:Fort Worth, TX
2nd Location:N/A
Classification:Full-Time Salaried
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday
Description
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - Texas

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?  Do you have a passion for helping others?  We may be the right organization for you:  VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.
 
For 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of “Helping America’s Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential” through various programs throughout Texas.  Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services.  YOU can be part of the passion, mission and tradition!

 
Function:
The Social Services Coordinator (SSC) is responsible for assisting offenders with transitional programming.  The SSC develops and coordinates re-entry programs to ensure continuity of care for the offender and facilitates services for offenders with special needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Conducts and/or coordinates client assessments to determine needs and service plans.
  • Utilizes assessment data to determine the focus of an offender’s pursuits in the RRC, i.e. employment, educational/vocational training, volunteer work, etc.
  • Utilizes assessment data and input from resident and staff to determine if resident has any special needs for services, e.g., significant medical or mental issues, substance abuse treatment, specialized counseling, or other needs that could be served by community resources.
  • Establishes linkages with agencies and service providers in the community that are available to meet offender needs and facilitate re-entry.
  • Sets up and maintains a database of agencies and service providers most likely to be utilized for offenders’ re-entry and ongoing needs.
  • Educates offenders on service availability, application procedures, service locations, to facilitate appropriate linkages.
  • Assists offenders in setting appointments and initiating contacts as needed.
  • Coordinates the delivery of the Transitional Skills Program to all appropriate offenders, utilizing the Transitional Skills Journal from the Change Companies.
  • Documents services regularly as prescribed by contract and Performance Work Statement, and maintains complete and current case files and records.
  • Participates in weekly client staffing meetings.
  • Attends staff meetings and training as required.
  • Assumes On-Call Supervisor responsibilities as required.
Qualification Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university plus one year of experience working in the social services field in a relevant position. 
  • Valid Texas Drivers License and ability to be insured; valid Vehicle Liability if driving personal vehicle.
Benefits:
Volunteers of America - Texas offers a comprehensive Benefits Plan: Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, and Paid Time Off (PTO) for full time positions.
 
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