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We put our values front and center here at CARITAS. Our values include: Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, and Servant Leadership. The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization — Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place — are necessary for success.

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank.

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area.  We are unique in that we fill the gaps in the homeless services system so that people in crisis can find stability in their lives now and in the future.  Through our four programs – the Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place – we provide people with the basic life and job skills they need to exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens.

CARITAS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@caritasva.org with the position name in the subject line.

Child and Family Resource Coordinator

Reporting to the Healing Place for Women Program Manager for CARITAS, the Child and Family Resource Coordinator provides support, expertise and guidance to establish, re-establish and/or strengthen relationships between participants and their children and is responsible for a variety of functions including:

  • Supporting the development of clients’ parental role, enabling them to navigate current familial systems, including CPS and foster care.
  • Coordinating with other community groups, agencies and resources to develop cooperative programs and maximize the use of available community resources.
  • Facilitating all child and family activities, including monthly family day, with the participant in recovery program.
  • Acting as a liaison and participant advocate with community partners, including Child Protective Services, Child Support Enforcement, current child caregivers, the legal system, and other service providers.
  • Providing appropriate education and support to participants to facilitate effective parenting skills, i.e., Family Systems curriculum, FatheRead, MotheRead, and additional resources, as they are available.
  • Communicating with other staff about relevant child and family issues and how they affect a participant’s recovery program.
  • Supporting other departments through attending functions, meeting with visitors, and explaining the Child and Family Program.
  • Providing on-call coverage as determined by the organization.
  • Overseeing the development and future of the Family Education Program in conjunction with Northstar Community Church.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree specializing in human services with experience in local courts and the foster care system, strong interpersonal and computer skills, and knowledge in/experience with:

  • 12-Step recovery program and Recovery Dynamics curriculum.
  • Al-Anon and the dynamics of addicted families.
  • Area resources for families.
  • Agency associated software.
  • Clinical documentation and basic knowledge of insurance companies to include Medicaid and Private.
  • Adherence to an accepted Code of Ethics and client confidentiality as prescribed by competent authorities.

This position is full-time, exempt | the salary range for this position is $36,000 to $44,000.

Housing Coordinator

Reporting to the Shelter Women’s Program Manager, the Housing Coordinator performs a full range of housing search and placement services for clients in the CARITAS Emergency Shelter Programs, including educating and recruiting landlords to provide quality permanent housing opportunities for clients in the shelters, serving as a liaison to landlords once clients are housed in order to promote housing stability, and managing self-resolution funding for clients while also aiding clients in connecting to other financial resources in the community.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Research housing trends in Richmond; develop and implement a comprehensive, on-going landlord recruitment and outreach plan.
  • Contact, develop, and maintain professional relationships among housing providers, including realty brokers/agencies, private landlords, public housing authorities, social services and government agencies.
  • Develop and maintain a weekly list of landlords agreeing to provide housing to clients.
  • Meet with clients to determine housing preferences/needs and create client specific housing goals; connect clients with community resources to aid them in reaching their housing goals, including credit counseling, and budget management.
  • Assist clients with locating and securing appropriate permanent housing and support clients in completing housing applications, including negotiating lease terms on behalf of clients including monthly rent, security deposit, length of lease, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for each client’s progress and follow up with clients for a minimum of one month post positive exit to ensure housing stability.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience and comfort working with individuals with serious mental illness in a trauma-informed manner. Knowledge of real estate, Fair Housing Act, Landlord-Tenant Act, Americans with Disabilities Act a plus.

The ideal candidate will have Social Work/Human Services field experience or equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities; Certified Housing Counselor a plus.

This position is full-time, exempt | the salary range is $36,000 – $44,000.

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CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership – The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.