Utah Community Action
  • 13-Sep-2022 to 13-Oct-2022 (MST)
  • Housing
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 16.88
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/ Year Round

Health, Dental, Vision, Telehealth, EAP, 401k Retirement Match, HSA (health savings account) with match, Long-Term, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, and PTO


Utah Community Action of Salt Lake City, UT is calling all compassionate assistants to apply to join our amazing nonprofit team as a full-time Housing Intake Worker! Come work for the agency that was just awarded Best of State 2022 for Best Public Preschool and Best Charitable Service Organization


We are a nonprofit organization with growth and advancement opportunities and a supportive, uplifting culture. We pay our entry-level Housing Intake Workers a competitive starting wage of $16.88/hour. We also offer generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, accrue sick & vacation time, and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care. Plus, the Potential for tuition reimbursement (conditions apply) as well as Potential for FCDL student loan forgiveness after 120 eligible payments.

We make it easy to apply to this entry-level position with our initial quick mobile-optimized application. If we have your attention, please continue reading about this wonderful social services opportunity with our nonprofit!


Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.

The culture here at Utah Community Action is based on our agency values of appreciation, compassion, integrity, respect, and trust. Our management team is well-trained and maintains an open-door policy so that our employees can ask questions and easily solve problems. We also offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a supportive work environment.


Ask yourself: Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you mature and able to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations? Can you effectively prioritize tasks while demonstrating good time management? Do you thrive in a collaborative team environment? Are you able to maintain a friendly and professional attitude? If so, please consider applying for this entry-level social services position today!


This full-time social services position with our nonprofit typically works a variable schedule set a month in advance. Travel may sometimes be necessary between the Homeless Resource Centers.

As a Housing Intake Worker, you play an essential role in helping the homeless population find placement in shelters. Under the direction of the Homeless Services Coordinator, you are part of the Homeless Services Team that is responsible for the implementation of a coordinated intake system for Salt Lake County. You conduct the intake process for placement in a shelter by meeting with homeless clients, collecting their personal information, and verifying their income. After evaluating their needs, you work to satisfy those needs by making referrals to shelters and other services.

You spend a lot of your time working with clients and community partners to ensure clients are connected to resources. Using great discretion, you maintain confidentiality for each client you work with. You display great flexibility to meet the changing demands and expectations of the job. At times, the work can be challenging, but you are always up to tackle any task that comes your way. To keep the operations of our nonprofit running smoothly, you form great working relationships with other staff and program partners in order to keep what's best for your clients front and center. You find great satisfaction in having a job where you get to see the difference you make in the lives of those you serve, which is why you are perfect for this entry-level social services position!


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge about data entry and explaining processes to clients
  • Ability to be empathetic to individuals experiencing homelessness regardless of their ethnic background, gender, or other demographic qualities
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test upon hire
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent English skills both verbal and written.

Experience working with diverse populations and homeless individuals is preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. If you can meet these requirements and perform this entry-level social services job as described above, we would be happy to have you as part of our team!

Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the agency prohibits discrimination and harassment because of a person's protected status such as race, color, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, military service, gender, sex (including conditions of pregnancy), marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected- group status.

Location: 84104


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