HLA of Pinellas Seeks Rapid Resolution Specialist

Homeless Leadership Alliance of Pinellas, Inc.

Job Title: Rapid Resolution Specialist
Reports to: Rapid Resolution Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. $40,000-46,000 annually
How to Apply: www.pinellashomeless.org/careeropportunities or https://indeedhi.re/3nVygy0.

Summary: The Rapid Resolution Specialist will focus on prevention efforts if a family or individual is at risk of losing their current living situation or Shelter Diversion services aimed to quickly house families and/or individuals who are homeless to avoid the need to enter emergency shelter. The Rapid Resolution Specialist will also identify unsheltered individuals/ families experiencing homelessness in conjunction with street outreach teams and through other community referrals. The Rapid Resolution Specialist will work with families and/or individuals to identify solutions and, if indicated, alternative housing arrangements that will quickly resolve the family/individual crisis. This includes the provision of rapid-resolution, a diversion, and rapid exit strategy to determine if a family or individual seeking emergency shelter has other options where they can stay that’s safe, other than a shelter, in their vehicle or the streets. Through a combination of effective problem solving, utilization of community resources, and accessing of formal and informal networks that the family and/or individual may have for supports, the Rapid Resolution Specialist will provide a combination of direct services and financial assistance to homeless families with children and/or individuals with the goal of obtaining alternate safe and stable housing arrangements. If alternative and stable housing arrangements are not attainable, the Rapid Resolution Specialist will administer assessment tools such as the VI-SPDAT and the Shelter Prioritization Assessment and facilitate placement into emergency housing. If needed, the Rapid Resolution Specialist will assist individuals/households in obtaining housing readiness documentation, and if indicated accompany them through the housing application process. Individuals applying for the position must be able to occasionally work a non-traditional schedule to meet community residents when they are most available (including evenings and weekends). 



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