Coordinated Entry Support Specialist (management Analyst I)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Posted
Oct 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
21-02090
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Supports the development of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) as a method of developing the Continuum of Care (CoC), also known as the homeless services system. A CES determines how people access, are assessed, prioritized, and referred to interventions that will effectively and efficiently prevent and end their homelessness. As part of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, the CES Team leads systems change by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with partner agencies and community stakeholders to realize positive outcomes for client access to housing opportunities. Under direction of the Coordinated Entry Systems Manager, the Coordinated Entry Support Specialist (CESS) assists with a wide range of issues to advance the Fairfax County homeless services delivery system, including creation and refinement of Coordinated Entry policies and procedures, monitoring and evaluation of referral and outcome processes, and ongoing training of housing opportunities for providers. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports the development of community-wide processes to identify strategies to further the goal of preventing and ending homelessness, including case conferencing, by-name list review, and housing referral coordination meetings.
  • S erves on committees, task forces and program management teams.
  • Attends all relevant agency meetings and trainings.
  • Develops, facilitates, and conducts trainings on the CES and its related tools, as well as other knowledge, skills and abilities that are essential for homeless service providers to establish a baseline for evaluating the outcomes of the CoC.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff involved in the CES remotely, via phone, or email, as well as in-person at the office and at services sites, such as emergency shelters.
Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are housing, community development, human services, homelessness services, public policy, and data analysis.

The salary will not exceed the midpoint (or $69,764.24 ) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area.

BRIDGE CLASS EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in a human services related field (social work, sociology, psychology, etc.)
  • At least one year of working in homeless services or supporting vulnerable populations in housing.
  • Experience using data analysis software such as Power BI, Tableau, and/or intermediate Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of the homeless services systems Experience with a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or other equivalent database systems used in a human services related field.
  • Applicant should be comfortable working with datasets from Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in Microsoft Excel.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor; must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Employee may be required to do some walking, bending and carrying/lifting of items under 15 pounds in weight (all duties). Sufficient mobility to attend off-site meetings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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