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Case Manager – Family Promise of Memphis


Qualified candidates should send resumes to jennifer@familypromisememphis.org by 2/13/17.

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Volunteers Needed – Community Alliance for the Homeless

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Project Homeless Connect Memphis – 9/18/14

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PT Admin Specialist/Cust.Svc Rep – TNCSA


Announcement Date: February 14, 2014 Deadline to Apply: February 27, 2014

Position Title: Administrative Specialist 1/Customer Service Representative

Department:  Homeless Prevention and Rapid  Re-housing Program

Status:  Part-time: Monday-Friday from 2pm-7pm Location: Memphis

Salary: $10.00 an hour

The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program is a collaborative effort that assists qualified Shelby County Residents to avoid homelessness or quickly obtain permanent housing after experiencing homelessness.

Assist callers at risk of homelessness by providing referrals to appropriate resources. Gather information from callers and use decision trees to determine required actions. Use excellent customer service skills and empathy to communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner.


  • High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • Experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of standard office equipment and computer applications such as Word, Excel and email.
  • Must be able to demonstrate adequate typing skills, spelling and grammar.
  • Should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the causes and effects of homelessness.
  • Must authorize the release of any investigative and criminal records obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to the Tennessee Community Services Agency.HOW TO APPLY
    Please send a current resume indicating the position and location for which you are applying to:
    Tennessee Community Services Agency
    Attention: April Curlin
    P.O. Box 368
    Union City, TN 38261

    Or  Fax: (731) 884-2644
    Email: april.curlin@tncsa.com

    TNCSA is a Smoke Free Workplace

    Tennessee Community Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer.
    Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to political  affiliation, religion, gender, age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

    Employment with our Agency is conditional upon the results of a local and/or national background check.

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28TH Annual Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry

Memphians come together again to help the less fortunate. 

The 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. 

Founded in 1984, this occasion creates a festive atmosphere with entertainment that will allow guests to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, served by people who care. Over 1,000 homeless or displaced guests will be served as this dinner brings awareness to homelessness and offers an opportunity for Memphians to give back. 

This event is more than a meal. It offers several basic services, including  free transportation provided by MATA on a special route to and from the event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  In addition to transportation, Baptist Health Care Systems will provide free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes.  For participants who are separated from their families, Verizon Wireless will provide free long distance long distance calls to anywhere in the continental United States. 

The City of Memphis and the Cook Convention Center have generously donated the venue for this event.  Also, longtime event sponsor Cargill will again donate the actual meal, which is prepared in the kitchen of the Downtown Memphis Marriott. 

Memphians can help by donating new caps, scarves, gloves and especially blankets, which can be dropped off at any area Ashley Furniture Home Store location or at the Cook Convention Center, or by making a cash donation.  Make checks payable to Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner,  C/O Cargill Inc., ATTN: Cary Brown, PO Box 13368, Memphis TN 38113. All donations are tax deductible.

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Job Opening @ MIFA

Job Announcement

MIFA’s mission is to engage the community to sustain the independence of seniors, transform the lives of families in crisis, and equip teens for success. Our vision is to unite our diverse community to address the challenges of poverty. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

Position:  Emergency Shelter Placement Intake Worker

Full-time, $15.45/hour

Posting date:  July 25, 2012

Closing date:  August 8, 2012

Position summary

Interview individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, review their housing history, and identify possible barriers to obtaining and retaining housing. Must be patient and caring in dealings with others and possess communication skills, a strong desire to help others, good organization skills, and the ability to manage time effectively. Provides support for the emergency shelter intake coordinator as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences from an accredited college or university or a combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of social service case management.
  • Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community.
  • Ability to develop program plans and goals based on client needs.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Ability to interview clients and to obtain pertinent information.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete case notes and client records.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients and community agencies, including shelters for the homeless.
  • Ability to be flexible and work with a team.
  • Ability to work flexible and non-traditional work hours.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Desire and ability to work with persons in crisis.
  • Basic knowledge of public assistance benefits programs and landlord-tenant laws.
  • Experience with household budgeting.
  • Ability to see both sides in a dispute and to help parties arrive at compromises.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in situations where clients or involved parties may be angry or anxious.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse ages, races, and household compositions.

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with area homeless shelters, including maintaining a record of available beds, permanent housing units, and admission criteria of individual shelters
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with organizations including Greater Memphis Alliance for the Homeless, Department of Human Services, Memphis and Shelby County police agencies, and other community resources
  • Construct and maintain databases to generate statistical reports on homelessness in Memphis and permanent housing units
  • Assess families to determine best course of action to help them avoid homelessness and access permanent housing. Develop a plan of action, educate each client, and refer to appropriate housing. Input demographic client data into database to help link families with resources.
  • Attend meetings as necessary
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of shelter intake staff, instruct on proper procedures for performing work, and recommend hiring and firing of shelter staff to program manager
  • Coordinate, supervise, and monitor all case management in compliance with policies and procedures; approve volunteers and supervise their training; conduct client intake
  • Inform clients of additional community resources
  • Maintain required data on all clients and cases
  • Interview applicants to determine eligibility for shelter placement and transitional housing throughout Memphis and Shelby County.

To apply, send resume by mail to MIFA HR, 910 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38126; fax to (901) 529-4530; or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org.




MIFA employment guidelines

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.

MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9 Form; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

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