HMIS Specialist - SPA 6 -(Coordinated Entry System)

Volunteers of America - Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Responsibilities:

The HMIS Specialist:

* Verifies, corrects, and enters participant information into centralized database (HMIS)

* Conducts regular program file audits to assure accuracy of data

* Frequently runs regular performance reports and provides data to Program Coordinator and Manager to ensure program targets are being met

* Creates customized reports to support program management

* Coordinates with Case Managers and other program staff to ensure HMIS data is complete and accurate

* Trains staff on HMIS to ensure data accuracy

* Oversees privacy and confidentiality processes to ensure programs meet regulatory guidelines and compliance

Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience

* 1 - 3 years of experience working with HMIS or similar database systems

* Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)

* Knowledge of domestic violence, poverty, and federally funded mainstream programs such as CalWorks, Section 8, Medicaid, Healthy Way LA

* Ability to develop relationships with community stakeholders

Additional Requirements:

* Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation

* Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

* Database experience (HMIS) strongly preferred

* Provides a social and emotional culture that supports and builds teamwork through a solution oriented approach; works constructively through any site conflicts

* Effective written and oral communications skills

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer