Open Positions

WE ARE HIRING!

Looking for rewarding work? Bethany House Services is the largest provider of emergency shelter and HUD-funded housing programs for families in the region. Our mission is to empower families who are at-risk of or who are experiencing homelessness with solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. We envision living in a community where all families have a place to call home, and no one spends the night without shelter. With strong community support, we continue to expand our services which includes the successful completion of a capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility in the Bond Hill area scheduled to be completed in August 2022. If you have a passion for helping others and want to make a difference in the lives of families experiencing homelessness, Bethany House has an opportunity for you! Come join our work!

Current Job Openings


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of the organization’s volunteer program including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicates with all departments of the organization to identify available opportunities and needs for volunteers.
  • Recruits volunteer staff to fit these roles using a variety of resources and techniques.
  • Gathers information about each volunteer’s skills, availability, and goals; matches volunteers with appropriate opportunities based on this data.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and assigns volunteers to appropriate departments, supervisors, and/or mentors.
  • Regularly communicates with volunteers to ensure placement is a good fit for individual’s skills and goals.
  • Maintains files, records, applications, and other data concerning volunteer program.
  • Drafts, maintains, and publishes guidelines, best practices, and procedures for volunteer program.
  • Coordinates volunteer recognition and appreciation events and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years in experience,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate and encourage others.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • A valid driver’s license, able to meet BHS vehicle insurance requirements, and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check and drug tests.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR 

Bethany House is looking for a Development Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for administering, maintaining and updating the Raiser’s Edge donor database system for the agency. A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably in marketing, communications, or other related disciplines – or equivalent years in experience,
  • Expertise with Raiser’s Edge is a plus; and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills
  • Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug test

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

GRANT WRITER

The Grant Writer is responsible for identifying and applying for various grants that meet the organization’s needs, overseeing the grant application process from beginning to end.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write grant proposals and reports for private philanthropy and government opportunities with cohesive and persuasive narratives.
  • Lead research efforts on identifying new funding opportunities that match funder’s interests with Bethany House’s mission and present them to the development team.
  • Manage and update the grant database, calendar and Raiser’s Edge with proposals, reports, and stewardship materials.
  • Run data reports on client information and organizational statistics.
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify, record, and disseminate program/service outcomes.
  • Contribute to research on client, organizational and industry statistics for use in grant proposals and reports.
  • Assist with development reports for the Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and development committee.
  • Assist with stewardship activities for foundations with letters, photographs of activities, client testimonials and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist with data entry for outcome measures and program goals.
  • Provide support to the Grants Manager as needed.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience including grant and donor research
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as advanced proofreading and editing abilities.
  • Expertise with Excel, SharePoint and other Microsoft products; experience with Raiser’s Edge is highly valued.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong document and database management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to self-prioritize.
  • Ability to relate to diverse populations.
  • Requires valid driver’s license and ability to meet BHS vehicle insurance requirements
  • Successful completion of BHS criminal background checks and drug tests
  • This position requires strictness in the Confidentiality of all donors, clients, volunteers and employee data.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

HOUSING SPECIALIST

The Housing Specialist is responsible for coordinating housing services for assigned cases identified by the Coordinated Assessment system.  This includes but is not limited to: developing a housing plan for each family in these programs, networking between clients and potential landlords, managing lease options, and overseeing apartment inspections prior to leasing and annually, with the goal of a quick transition for families to move from emergency shelter to leased apartments.

A successful candidate will have

  • Education: Associate degree in human/social services or related field. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education or related human/social services field is highly preferred; LSW or LPC is preferred
  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience working with families experiencing or are at risk for homelessness is preferred.
  • Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug test.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

SHELTER CASE MANAGER

The Shelter Case Manager is accountable for working one-on-one with families participating in Bethany House Services Emergency Shelter program. Through a trauma-informed lens, Shelter Case Managers provide screening, assessment, advocacy, and ongoing case management for families experiencing homelessness. Shelter Case Managers coordinate services for participants in need of affordable permanent housing, access to health care, financial assistance, and/or pre-employment training. This position also provides families who have effectively exited the Emergency Shelter program with limited follow-up services through BHS’ Post Shelter Support program.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a caseload of 15-20 families
  • Assist participants with resolving barriers to obtaining housing and other services by completing intake assessments and developing individual service plans (ISP) with long-term and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Assist participants in determining family needs in all areas, including, but not limited to employment, education, financial health, access to physical and mental health services, and other identified conditions.
  • Provide relevant referrals to community resources and service providers based on the goals and objectives mutually agreed upon with the participant.
  • Follow up with referrals to ensure that clients receive and access necessary services in a timely manner.
  • Meet with shelter participants a minimum of twice each week
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with participants and other community resource providers
  • Enter participant case notes within established time frames into software database (HMIS) and maintain participant records.
  • Identify appropriate permanent housing options for participants such as subsidized housing, Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, Rapid-Re-Housing and VASH as well permanent supportive housing and services, affordable and market rate housing, and other housing opportunities.
  • Assist participants with housing applications, completing supportive and subsidized housing paperwork, survey rental market for affordable housing, and advocate for participants with prospective landlords.
  • Accomplish duties as workload necessitates while demonstrating flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Works effectively with co-workers, participants, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering the ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier, and respecting the diversity of our work force in actions, words, and deeds.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or related human/social services field
  • One year of experience working with families experiencing or are at risk for homelessness is preferred.
  • Requires valid auto insurance, valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug test.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Essential physical requirements of the job: kneeling, standing, pulling, climbing, balancing, crouching, walking, lifting, stooping, tactile sense, hearing, reaching with hands and arms, grasping, pushing, fingering, repetitive movements, talking.
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Extended use of a computer.

ENVIORNMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Normal office environment; inside environmental conditions.
  • Duties will also be carried out in a variety of settings including client homes, school and in the community.
  • Moderate noise level.

Please submit your resume for consideration to hr@bhsinc.org

Bethany House Services is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Bethany House Services Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.