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Work closely with program coordinators and develop strategies to address gaps that may exist in current programming. The hired individual will work with program coordinators and community to strengthen and increase program capacity (e.g., educate seniors, caregivers and others on housing needs and available resources) allocate more resources to senior living communities (e.g. provide direct link between senior communities and HBS) to expand services beyond the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
Identify and develop relationships with community leaders in identified areas of need. This person will work with Area Agency on Aging 1b, Washtenaw and Livingston County public health agencies, Livingston County Health Services Collaborative Board, Washtenaw Health Initiative and local city and township governments to educate and connect resources for seniors in jeopardy of losing their housing for tax foreclosure or eviction.
Develop and present department related information to the community. This will include presentations at senior living communities in Washtenaw and Livingston County, senior centers, health and wellness programs, and to care providers (e.g., Huron Valley PACE) and other audiences and venues and requested.
Serve as back up to the unit’s Intake and Resource Coordinator. This includes supporting program coordinators by performing initial intake (by phone or in-person) from clients (patients) experiencing housing insecurities. This includes completing an assessment, determining level of need and most appropriate program intervention
All other duties as assigned which may include assisting with Tax Clinics, Senior Living Week planning and workshops, and the Big Hearts for Seniors annual fund-raiser.
A degree in social work, public health administration or related field is required and three years of directly related experience.
•Strong communication skills
•Relate well to a diverse population
•Experience working collaboratively and effectively with other professionals, agencies, community partners and groups, particularly those working in housing-related organizations
•Demonstrate a strong sense of cultural humility and attention to social justice issues.
It is essential that the candidate be able to:
•Manage multiple competing demands
•Work independently in a variety of stressful and demanding situations
•Demonstrate critical decision making and assessment skills
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.