Daily Archives: February 16, 2016

Job Opportunity with Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc.

Community Alliance for the Homeless

Job Title
Continuum of Care Planning Director

Posting Date:
February 15, 2016

Closing Date:
February 29, 2016

Reports to:
Executive Director

Directly Supervises:
CoC Coordinator(s)

Full Time


Commensurate with qualifications   

Job Summary:
The Continuum of Care Planning Director is responsible for executing the agreement between the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium and CAFTH that designates CAFTH as the Collaborative Applicant for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Planning Lead Agency.   This includes providing year round CoC planning, support to the Consortium, technical assistance, and oversight of all CoC related committees and Mayors’Action Plan to End Homelessness activities.

Essential Functions:

•     Provides staff support and technical assistance/policy guidance to the Consortium, its active committees, and the Governing Council.

•     Develops and conducts an annual performance assessment process that is aligned with the HEARTH Act and Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness that includes agency site visits, random case file reviews, and analysis of HMIS and financial management data.

•     Identifies and/or responds to program requests for technical assistance or program refinement that will result in enhanced performance.

•     Leads the annual Point-In-Time count and Housing Inventory, informed by best practice standards and HUD requirements.

•     Supports implementation of the HEARTH Act by sharing all relevant information, offering technical assistance and support to all CoC and ESG funded programs.

•     Provides annual gaps analysis and performance information to the City and County and provide recommendations and support to the City for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding process.

•     Provides at least annual assessments of the community’s progress in reducing homelessness and systems-level analysis.

•     With input and assistance from the Consortium and its Governing Council, develops and manages a coordinated assessment process that helps to identify appropriate interventions for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Shelby County.

•        Develops and submits the community’s application for funding under the Continuum of Care program as the Collaborative Applicant, and coordinate the submission of program applications by the individual programs.


•        Applies annually for the HUD CoC Planning grant, performs the required grant activities, and works to raise match for the Planning Grant.

•        Conducts ongoing review and analysis of literature on homeless and other special needs populations.

•        Extracts and analyzes local data on homelessness and other special needs populations from HMIS and other data sources.

•        Collects information on funding opportunities and works with Executive Director to develop applications for funding including HUD’s annual Continuum of Care grant and others as assigned.

•        Develops, writes, edits and/or contributes to needs assessments, grant applications, reports to funders, and presentations.

•        Works with Executive Director and other staff to prepare grant applications.

•        Works with Accountant/Bookkeeper to ensure review of grant subrecipient payment requests for eligibility and compliance with Federal regulations as well as ensuring timely requests for reimbursement from the grant funding source.

•        Represents Community Alliance for the Homeless in the community by attending planning meetings and serving on grant/application review committees.

•        Attends recommended training and conferences to ensure development of knowledge base.

•        Serves as the main point of contact for the Memphis/ Shelby County Homeless Consortium.

•        Staffs the following meetings: Consortium, Governing Council, CoC, Coordinated Entry, HMIS Committee, and others as needed.


•        Minimum of two (2) years’ experience.

•        Minimum of four year degree/ Master’s degree preferred in a field of human services or related field.

•        Knowledge and experience in use of computer based systems.

•        Demonstrated research ability in identifying, locating and accessing primary and secondary local, statewide, regional and national statistics, studies and other research publications on homelessness and related issues and in analyzing/interpreting data/statistics/information resulting from that research.

•        Demonstrated successful grant writing experience to HUD, HHS/ACF, and other federal agencies.

•        Grant administration experience including familiarity with reading and interpreting Federal regulations and guidelines.

•        High level of communication skills.

•        Oral communication skills to include public speaking to small and large groups.

•        Written communication skills to include knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

•        Strong interpersonal skills.

•        Ability to work well alone and as part of a team.

•        Requires a valid driver’s license with own personal transportation.

Core Behavioral Competencies

•        Attention to Detail—Able to follow-detailed procedures and ensure accuracy in documentation and data.  Carefully monitor processes.  Organizes and maintains a system of records.

•        Commitment to Task—Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and persists in spite of obstacles.  Demonstrates dependability in difficult circumstances and shows a sense of urgency about getting results.

•        Coping—Able to maintain a solution-oriented approach while dealing with interruptions and interpersonal conflict.

•        Service Focus—Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery.  Able to be of service to difficult people.  Deal effectively and proactively with service failures.  Effectively prioritizes stakeholder and public needs.

•        Flexibility—Able to perform a wide range of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change.  Manage transitions effectively from task to task.  Effectively adapts to varying stakeholder and public needs.

•        Quality—Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines.  Does the work right the first time.  Reinforces excellence as fundamental priority.

•        Team Work—Able to share due credit with coworkers.  Displays enthusiasm and promotes a friendly group working environment.  Works closely with other groups as necessary.  Supports group decisions and solicits opinions from coworkers.  Displays team spirit.

Physical Demands:

•        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear.

•        The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.

•        The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

•        At times, the job can require long hours and work on weekends.

•        Occasional long-distance travel is required to attend meetings, events, conferences and trainings.

•        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to cafthhr@cafth.orgwith the position title in the subject line.  All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2015.


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Application Dates for Aging in Place Program

Wheelchair ramps – February 2016

During the month of February, Memphis Habitat will be accepting applications for wheelchair ramps as part of our Aging in Place program. This special application period is for wheelchair ramps only, and is not for the regular Aging in Place program. To be eligible for a wheelchair ramp, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be age 60 or older;
  • use a walker or wheelchair to leave the home;
  • live in Shelby County, TN;
  • live in an “owned” home – no rental units;
  • live in a home that is either current on its property taxes or in compliance on a qualified payment plan; AND
  • have a total household income that does not exceed 80% of the area median income.

To apply, interested individuals (or their advocates or case managers) can contact Treva Sease at 901-322-3522 or tsease@memphishabitat.com.  Treva will ask which application method the individual would like to use. The first way is to have one of our volunteers call the individual and complete the application over the phone. The second option is for Treva to email a fillable PDF version of the application to the individual or his/her advocate to complete and email back. The application does not need to be returned by the end of February, but the initial request must be made before the end of this month.


Aging in Place – Tuesday, March 8, 2016 starting at 9 am

The next application date for the Aging in Place program will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. To apply, interested individuals and/or their advocates should call the AIP hotline at 901-322-3500 starting at 9:00 a.m. and leave a voicemail message with their name, address and phone number.  This information must be left on the message in order for Habitat to place a return call to complete an application over the phone during the following weeks. As on previous application dates and due to the massive demand for this program, we are expecting hundreds of people to call in which will result in many people encountering a busy signal. We recommend calling from a phone with a “redial” button. Our system captures the order in which messages were received. Our volunteers will return the messages in that same order until all available spots in the program have been filled. All individuals who leave a message with their contact information on March 8, 2016 will receive a response on the status of their request for assistance by mid-April.


A full list of the eligibility criteria and more information about the AIP program can be found on Memphis Habitat’s website at: http://memphishabitat.com/aging-in-place


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State of TN Jobs


Job Type Full-Time

Salary $2,148/Month

Location Shelby County


Listing Ends February 29, 2016 @ 11:59pm

TAX AUDITOR 4-021016-150806

Job Type Full-Time

Salary $4,050/Month

Location Shelby County

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Listing Ends February 16, 2016 @ 11:59pm


Job Type Full-Time

Salary $5,170-8,270/Month

Location Shelby County


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Job Type Full-Time

Salary $2,369/Month

Location Shelby County


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Job Type Full-Time

Salary $2,742/Month

Location Shelby County


Listing Ends February 16, 2016 @ 11:59pm

– See more at: http://www.tn.gov/main/article/jobs


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Enterprise Holdings Job Openings

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