Financial Stability Counselor - SSVF
Location: St. Louis, MO 63101


Position Description
The Financial Stability Counselor will utilize Best Practices: to assess financial needs of veteran families who are at risk of becoming homeless; make referrals as deemed appropriate; monitor each client’s progress and retention. Prepare clients for employment through job readiness training; resume development, job development, and resource support. Assist clients in applying for entitlements. Individual and team counseling sessions will be held with all program clients on-site and in the client’s home.

RESPONSIBILITES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Case management responsibilities
Assess initial program eligibility at intake
Assist clients with establishing Individual Service Strategies and document progress
Reinforce positive substance abuse progress and long-term self-sufficiency plans
Provide financial and money management counseling sessions
Assist client with monthly budgeting
Assist with clearing debt and credit repair
Become SOAR certified in order to provide SOAR assistance for eligible candidates for SSA benefits.
Coordinate with SPC staff to develop medical history.
Assess transportation needs; providing appropriate bus tickets
Assist with new hire items including tools, clothing and shoes
Assisting client in obtaining needed documentation such as ID or Licenses.
Coaching client on successful job retention techniques.
Input client contacts, documentation and verification requirements into ECM.
Complete daily and monthly departmental paperwork.
Updating daily clients’ electronic files in the Client Tracking System to include any types of contact with clients.

Perform Outreach
Referring clients to additional resources to address other service needs i.e. legal assistance, VA benefits, substance abuse counseling etc.
Researching additional benefits available to enhance service being provided.
Other duties as assigned

Participation in at least one Agency Sponsored Fundraising event per year

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
College degree, BSW or related field preferred, or equivalent experience with proof of ability to perform effective case management
Ability to follow, understand and meet grant requirements, including paper work
Knowledge of housing and other supportive services resources
Ability to develop budgets
Available to work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week
Reliable transportation required

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