Team Lead - VASH
Long Beach, CA 90805
Starting at $50k annually; DOE
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates with extensive experience working with homeless services to take a leadership role in our VASH Department as a Team Lead.
We currently offer a competitive benefits package and room to grow you career in social services – there’s nothing we like more than promoting from within!
WHAT WE DO
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
Our Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program works to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran individuals or families who are experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness.
WHAT IS A TEAM LEAD?
The VASH Team Lead works under the direction of the Regional Clinical Supervisor of VASH to provide administrative supervision, oversight and case consultation for VASH staff and represent PATH’s VASH department at community meetings. Responsibilities include:
WHAT YOU BRING
- Providing guidance to staff on a regular basis
- Conducting monthly staff evaluations and collaborating with the supervisor to execute corrective action planning as necessary
- Leading weekly team meetings and daily conference calls to review cases, provide training, discuss any administrative issues, and ensure that services align with contract obligations
- Carrying a small client case load or working in conjunction with staff on more complex cases as necessary
- Ensuring that all program data is up to date and documented per contractual guidelines
- Generating regular reports for submission to management and funders as requested and necessary
- Monitoring program outcomes and informing the program director of any needs for improvement or necessary changes
- Serving as the primary point of contact or all program related matters and communicating requests with supervisor
We’re looking for candidates that:
- Have extensive experience working with individuals who are chronically homeless and/or homeless Veterans
- Have knowledge of Public Housing Authority and housing subsidies (i.e. Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, and VASH); preferred
- Demonstrate ability to effectively resolve and cope with immediate conflict and crisis situations
- Are technology proficient with basic office software and database software
- Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse persons and communities while being culturally sensitive and appropriate.
- Demonstrate excellent leadership skills by taking a hands-on, lead-by-example approach
- Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
- Work just as well independently as they do on a team
- Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
- Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Team Lead must:
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION?
- Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field
- Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
- Have employment eligibility verification
- Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
- Have reliable transportation and:
- A valid driver’s license
- Auto Insurance
- The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
- Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
- Tuberculosis Test
- Background Screening
- Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Career Site
and search for Job #1271
to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.