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Admissions Specialist

Company: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Admissions SpecialistFULL TIME - EVENING SHIFT - DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIREDFaith Mission, a division of Lutheran Social Services is one of the largest homeless shelters in Columbus, Ohio, providing meals and shelter to men, women and Veterans with dignity and compassion. The ideal candidate will share Our Mission: Creating a better world by serving people in need.An Admissions Specialist will provide admission, screening and needs assessment services to homeless individuals seeking shelter at LSS Faith Mission utilizing Homeless Management Information Systems.Requirements for an Admissions Specialist with Lutheran Social Services:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency, required.
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field, preferred.One to three years' experience providing direct client services, preferred.Ability to acquire & maintain active HMIS Training Certificate for use of HMIS database required along with detailed knowledge of the HMIS database system.Knowledge of community resources pertaining to client base.Experience managing casework for a rapidly changing client base.Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products & specific experience with Excel required.
    Relational database experience, helpful.Demonstrated ability to create case notes, action plans and advocacy memorandums, letters, and proposalsResponsibilities for an Admissions Specialist with Lutheran Social Services:
    Maintain HMIS information, review for accuracy, monitor on-going record evolution and generate client file. Update client bedlist notes in HMIS daily and relay pertinent information to shelter staff and clients.Conduct admission and screening interviews with individuals seeking shelter to determine appropriateness and eligibility for specialized shelter programs, including needs assessment and referral to services that best address individual needs.Complete admissions process for incoming residents/clients including establishing clear and concise understanding regarding program expectations, policies and procedures, obtaining appropriate releases, creating individualized service plans.Complete data reporting, back up the HMIS Administrator, and attend CSB required HMIS meetings as requested.Report all Entry/Exit shelter activity to necessary departments and Managers. Upon client exit, all Exit Summary data must be collected, processed and reviewed for accuracy.Data entry of client infractions/incidents based on the shelter activity report to monitor average length of stay.Regular participation in internal audits with respect to data quality to meet established and contracted standards.Audit client files for accuracy.As one of the largest non-for-profits in Central Ohio, we value our employees. Our excellence is based upon team members dedicated to a fulfilling career and committed to the service of others.Benefits offered by Lutheran Social Services:
    • Health insurance with 4-plan options!
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matched savings
    • Dental and Vision insurance
    • Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending (FSA)
    • Health Savings Account
    • PTO and 12 Paid Holidays
    • Opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals & the community About Lutheran Social Services: We put our Mission of Service into action. Every day LSS serves thousands of people in 27 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers Food Pantries, housing and supportive services through homeless shelters, domestic violence services, senior living and health care, affordable housing communities, and other services that uplift families and strengthen communities.Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, Columbus , Admissions Specialist, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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