Job Details

Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/06/2020

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Annual Pay Range: $42,908.76 - $54,111.59
Hourly Pay Range: $22.004492 - $27.749533
Salary based on 37.5 work week.
Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on job-related factors such as experience, training and/or education.


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Housing Authority.


The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) is looking for a Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator (classified as Resident Services Specialist). This position works closely with the Resident Associations to assist residents in planning projects and will develop and administer various programs for residents, specifically working with families toward Self Sufficiency through employment and education.
This position will assist in the continued development and coordination of the Family Self Sufficiency Program for the Clackamas County Housing Authority, consistent with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, which will enhance the quality of life for program participants and assist individuals within families to remove the barriers that keep the family dependent on public assistance. This position will also track escrow balances and perform grant budget monitoring and tracking.
We are seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal and outreach skills. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully assess the needs of residents and coordinate with families to achieve their goals of a government regulated program.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience working with databases, including entering, retrieving and analyzing data
• Experience working with financial information with demonstrated ability to perform math calculations
• Experience working with low income families
• Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations with challenging customers
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate well with members of a diverse population
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Learn more about the County's drug testing policy.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Six months of experience working with families toward Self Sufficiency
• One (1) year experience working with Section 8
• One (1) year experience working with HAB, YARDI or other Housing Authority database software
• One (1) year experience in a regulated work environment
• One (1) year experience working with low income families
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


• Coordinate and meet with prospective participants (residents) to explain the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSSP) and assists in development of programs that will enhance their quality of life
• Plan and coordinate the delivery of services and provide other resources and information to the FSSP participants
• Meets with residents to confer, advise, and assist with the planning of goals and connecting resident to services such as as needed to meet goals
• Counsel residents regarding employment, education, housing, budget management, family problems, nutritional, general home management and other areas that will enable them to control the direction of their life
• Establish a goal plan for each participant and monitor progress throughout the program
• Provides information and referral to residents either through resident visits, telephone calls, or meeting referrals
• Plan and coordinate presentations and workshops that will benefit program participants and lead them to become self-sufficient
• On a regular basis compile and complete reports and status on participant progress toward their goals
• Researches, writes, edits and distributes resident monthly newsletter
• Educate the community and others about FSSP
• Plan and coordinate presentations and outreach to various community partners and other agencies to determine services that are available
• Attends both internal and external agency meetings to exchange information, coordinate services, and arrange program delivery
• Complete Occupancy Specialist functions – process annual, interims, moves, ports, terminations, repayment agreements, send reminder notices and one-on-one orientations
• Represent HACC in hearings related to FSSP clients
• Co-facilitate monthly meeting with Resident Services
• Complete intakes and monitor Individual Development Accounts
• Complete and submit yearly FSSP grant.
• Edit quarterly Catch-All Chronicle.
• Perform other duties as assigned by management


Working knowledge of: Problems, needs, and lifestyle issues concerning the socially and economically disadvantaged; community organizing techniques; principles of public relations; general office practices and procedures.

Skill to: Prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks with little supervision; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; operate standard office equipment including computer software; organize and coordinate resident programs; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency residents, internal staff working with resident programs, and external agencies related to services and programs; work with diverse ethnic cultures.


This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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