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Primavera Residential Team Member, Men Shelter and Casa Paloma in Tucson, Arizona

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The Primavera Foundation - Pathways Out of Poverty


Resource Specialist, Mens Shelter



The Primavera Foundation is a non-profit community development organization that

has been providing pathways out of poverty and strengthening the Tucson

community since 1983, through a variety of programs and services. The Primavera

Mens Shelter provides emergency shelter and related supportive services to

approximately 80 men on a nightly basis. The Resource Specialist works one-on-

one with program participants in the areas of assessment, goal setting, resource

and housing referrals, and monitoring of progress, while ensuring accurate and

timely processes of data collection, documentation, and creation/maintenance of

participant records. The Resource Specialists ultimate objective is to assist

participants in obtaining self-sufficiency, including accessing housing and income


The successful candidate will be a caring, culturally-sensitive social services

professional who has a positive influence on others, thrives on successfully

facilitating processes, works at a faster-than-average pace, is extremely disciplined,

detail-oriented, and results-oriented, sets high standards for self and others, and

demonstrates top-notch planning and coaching skills.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Work assignments may vary depending on

the departments needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent

by leadership):

Assess needs and assets of participants entering Shelter, making

appropriate referrals in a timely manner.

Refer work-ready program participants to the Primavera Works program or

other employment services as applicable.

Provide crisis intervention and referrals for program participants with

physical or mental health concerns, substance abuse issues, or other

special needs.

Work with shelter participants to develop individual success plans and

budgets, monitor progress on a regular basis, encouraging creative problem-

solving and positive, productive paths to self-sufficiency.

Assist participants with application processes for mainstream benefits,

including online.

Maintain case files on Shelter program participants, monitor and document

participant needs, progress, and success, keeping information accurate,

timely, and confidential.

Enter data accurately into participant database, such as HMIS/Service

Point, as required by funders and per Primavera Foundation policy.

Ensure data is entered on the same day of intake.

Complete a multi-domain assessment tool upon entry and exit for all

participants on caseload.

Develop and utilize a network of social service providers offering programs

appropriate for Shelter program participants.

Monitor Shelter program participants not in the Primavera Works program

regarding their use of the Shelter day program, documenting extensions,

and other related matters.

Hiring organization

Primavera Foundation

Employment Type


Base Salary

\$ 17 - \$ 20

Date posted

September 20, 2023

Primavera Foundation We provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable

housing, workforce development and neighborhood



Communicate daily with Resident Team Leads and Resident Team


Follow all policies/procedures; adhere to any contractual agreements

applicable to case management program.

Collaborate with Program Manager to prioritize participants and their needs.

Monitor and assist Residential Team Leads in the absence of the Program


Attend meet ings as required including but not limited to those for shelter

staff, resource specialists, and Primavera All Staff meetings.

Adhere to and demonstrate Primaveras guiding principles of integrity,

respect, accountability, compassion, and leadership.

Other duties as assigned by leadership.



Knowledge of services, community resources & issues for participants

experiencing homelessness.

Empathy, self-determination, advocacy and follow-up to see others


Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of case management

and delivering programmatic services to participants.

Knowledge of motivational interviewing principles.

Some knowledge of the sociological, behavioral and cultural factors

influencing the behavior and attitudes of participants assigned to Resource


Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally, socially and

sexually diverse participants, communities, agencies and organizations.

Ability to organize tasks and establish priorities in response to changing

conditions and in emergencies.

Ability to assess, discuss and document a participant&rsqu