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Eightcap, Inc. Community Resource Specialist in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

Position uCommunity Resource Specialist /u Classification: uH.S. 01-05*($13.54-$14.47-$15.49-$16.56-$18.37*)/uHoursu 40/wk /uSupervisor u/uuManager of Self-Sufficiency Programs /uEssential Function of JobWork alongside program participants to develop client-based self-sufficiency plans and case management goals with a focus on alleviating the local causes of poverty. Client-based self-sufficiency plans will focus on financial literacy, employment resources/opportunities, vendor advocacy, basic need resources and reducing present barriers. Assist low-income households with applying for services/resources within the MI Bridges System. Community Resource Specialist will process emergency payment requests for basic needs as they relate to self-sufficiency of households. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions with clients, members of the public and other co-workers. Examples of Work(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in the positions of this class.)olliAssess client for eligibility for programs that provide emergency basic needs assistance for items including rent, rental arrearages, utility assistance, motel stays, and others./liliAbility to screen families/individuals for all income-eligible programs offered through EightCAP, Inc./liliProvide individualized budgeting/financial education to assist in contributing to energy expenses in a timely manner./liliEnroll eligible households into an energy waste reduction/conservation service plan./liliIdentify and understand the strengths, abilities and competencies of households to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency./liliAssist eligible households in applying for utility providerrsquo;s Affordable Payment Plans and oversee payment process/award./liliMeet with household in their home or public location as to reduce any potential barriers such as lack of gas, transportation, or financial hardships./liliMake program eligibility determinations for clients based on program guidelines/liliKeep aware of available services of County Service agencies for referral purposes./liliRecord keeping via electronic databases and hard copy for a variety of programs./liliOther related duties as assigned./li/ol Requirements of WorkolliAbility to obtain/maintain DHHS MIBridgersquo;s Navigator status./liliAbility to communicate effectively, orally and in writing./liliAbility to organize and maintain accurate records and ability to work independently./liliAbility to relate positively with low income households and possess sensitivity regarding cultural and socio-economic characteristics./liliAbility to learn/maintain data management systems, such as DBA FacsPro, Sales Force and/or HMIS./liliAbility and flexibility to work in other county offices and some nights and/or w