Shift Times: As needed or requested from assigned Case Manager
Reports to: Assigned Case Manager
Working with Bridge to Home staff, Housing Corps members help homeless clients move from homelessness to permanent housing through meaningful resource support and impactful connections with community members.
As a Housing Corps member, volunteers will help the Case Managers with the following tasks:
Assist clients in completing paperwork for securing identification and supporting documents
Learn about the housing and intake process and assist Case Managers in reiteration and support.
Assist in communicating an understanding of Bridge to Home’s policies and housing protocol with clients.
Check in with clients for in-office appointments and following up on progress.
Ensure clients have access or knowledge of essential community resources.
Assists in organizing and completing client files.
Engage with Bridge to Home clients to work on building meaningful connections that will establish trust.
Navigate the countywide Homeless Management Information System database.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months - one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.)
Be able to commit to a minimum of four (4) hours per week
Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients
Must pass a background check
Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level
Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to staff, clients, and other team members
Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions
Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Adult CPR and First Aid certified
Impact: When clients can get assistance filling out their basic paperwork for necessary housing requirements and build meaningful relationships with volunteers in the process, it removes barriers giving Case Managers time to see more clients. In addition, volunteers become a trusted resource for clients, rebuilding connections between clients and community members. This also helps close the socioeconomic gap between homeless clients and the stigma attached to that circumstance.
BRIDGE TO HOME PROVIDES SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THAT HELP INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING.
We have three departments that currently have volunteer opportunities - Housing Corps, Shelter Corps, and Office Corps. We have several opportunities within these departments that meet specific program and organizational needs. Our focus is on assistance with housing our clients as well as engaging and creating opportunities for our clients to be productive community members. We strive to create connections with community resources in order to provide options and events for our clientele to participate and actively engage in their path to successfully obtaining housing and contributing to the community.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 16, 2021
Case Work / Management
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
Because you will be building a professionally trusting relationship with homeless and clients from Bridge to Home, we are asking for a minimum commitment of four (4) hours per week.
Must be 18 years of age or older, Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.), Must pass a background check