VASH Specialist, II (JR 995)

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date Posted: 10-28-2018
JOB ID: 995
Full Time
Wage: $19.24/hr - $24.04/hr (DOE)


The goal of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. A VASH Specialist, under the direction of the Team Supervisor, will facilitate SSVF’s ongoing partnerships with in-house and community-based VASH programs to ensure Veteran participants receive support with obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Supportive Services

  • Serve as the Veteran Services point of contact for all SSVF-VASH referrals.
  • Facilitation of all SSVF-VASH services, including the referral, screening/enrollment, financial assistance, and exit processes.
  • Management and submission of all requests for temporary financial assistance for SSVF- VASH participants.
  • Tracking and updating all referrals and services
  • Problem solve with VASH staff on client needs and concerns.
  • Review VASH packets for accuracy and completeness.
  • Develop partnerships with local businesses to fill service gaps.
  • Follow up with VASH staff on documentation requirements.
  • Educate VASH homeless service providers on program criteria, build and maintain these relationships, and provide additional support as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training as assigned by supervisor


  • Management and oversight of HMIS (Homeless Information System) documentation and data tracking.
  • Countywide coordination of care with VASH providers.
  • Provision of educational sessions to VASH partners and VA service providers on the VASH- SSVF process.
  • Participation or presentation in local meetings with community partners.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Experience working with the homeless population and/or at-risk Veterans and families
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment
  • Flexible, adaptable and have the capability to work in a fast paced, professional environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally diverse persons and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Strong ability to effectively resolve and cope with immediate conflict and/or crisis situations.
  • HMIS experience preferred
  • Proficient use of computers, basic office software and any other database software(s) used to track work outputs.
  • Knowledge of the Public Housing Authority and housing subsidies preferred.
  • Maintain regular, consistent attendance.

Required Qualifications

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • CPR/First Aid Training
  •  Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Work Environment 

The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
The physical demands 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) 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.

How to apply Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #995 to submit your application. A resume is required.

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