Community Specialist Panama City

Job Summary:

The Community Specialist is responsible for outreach to identity and  coordinate of resources to nearly homeless and homeless persons.  

Credentials, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in human services and 2 years’ experience with special needs population.  Fulfill credentialing requirements per agency policy.

  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively without close supervision.

  • Compassion and ability to assist participants to succeed in the program.

  • Administrative self-sufficiency including computer proficiency.

  • Possess valid driver’s license and safe driving record.Must meet insurability standards in order to drive.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with prospective referral sources to ensure an on-going pipeline of participants and ensure 100% occupancy

  • Conduct pre-admission assessment screenings to determine participant’s program eligibility. Coordinate admissions.

  • Assist participant with establishing linkages during their stay and discharge.

  • Document interactions with participants and related agencies according to agency guidelines.

Normal Working Hours and Conditions:

  • 40 hour workweek.
  • Occasional weekend or evening as required.
  • Some travel may be required.

Rate of Pay:
Salary $32,600.00. 

Company Benefits:
Generous benefits package including vacation, sick and holiday pay, Section 125 plan, 403b plan, health, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental insurance products available.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.

It is the policy of Volunteers of America of Florida, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, to recruit, hire and promote to all job classifications without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

We are a drug-free workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.