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The Mary Parrish Center

Coordinated Entry Specialist & Community Educator

The Mary Parrish Center


Job Summary

The Mary Parrish Center (MPC) is a nonprofit human service organization that is dedicated to providing housing and support services for survivors who are homeless or in need of housing as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking. Our mission is to provide survivors of interpersonal violence and their children safe, accessible, and compassionate housing with individualized care that promotes healing, autonomy, and hope. 

The MPC seeks a highly motivated and flexible individual to fill its Coordinate Entry Specialist and Community Educator position.  The Coordinated Entry Specialist and Community Educator will provide housing first, trauma-informed, survivor-centered services to households seeking housing through our Domestic Violence Coordinated Entry (DV-CE). Coordinated Entry is a system-wide process that helps connect individuals experiencing a housing crisis to appropriate housing and support services. This is an exempt, full-time grant-funded position, reporting directly to the Director of Programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct eligibility and needs assessments with individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis due to interpersonal violence.
  • Facilitate prioritized client referrals to appropriate housing and support services.
  • Help survivors navigate housing and support services that are not currently directly participating in the Coordinated Entry process.  
  • Enter all intake data for new participants in our secure data management system.
  • Ensure that privacy, safety, and client choice in housing, services, and location are optimized.
  • Develop a practical day-to-day knowledge of how domestic violence and homeless services are provided in our community, both within and outside of the Coordinated Entry process.
  • Conduct community outreach to organizations, especially those that provide services to historically underserved populations, to educate them about interpersonal violence and our Domestic Violence Coordinated Entry process.
  • Help educate Nashville’s Continuum of Care on domestic violence and safety planning.
  • Research, develop, maintain, and present pertinent community training.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist with preparation of domestic violence care coordinate meetings.
  • Actively participate in all CE care coordination meetings.
  • Maintain client and program confidentiality.
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and data reports.
  • Work with participants, co-workers, supervisor, community partners, and all other relevant stakeholders in a manner that is consistent with and promotes The MPC’s ethical commitments and organizational values.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement best practices around services for at-risk individuals and families.
  • Ability to be flexible, as this position will travel to shelters and other organizations in the community where survivors are receiving services.
  • Experience in providing direct services to individuals affected by complex traumas.
  • A working knowledge of domestic violence services and Nashville’s Continuum of Care is preferred.
  • People-oriented with a demonstrated ability to build rapport and gain trust with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, and prompt response to messages.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, as required by law and in the best interests of survivors, staff, and the agency.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred.

Additional Information


Benefits include 100% employee-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, and generous paid time off (120 vacation hours starting, 120 paid Holiday hours, 32 PTO hours, and 96 sick hours).

How to Apply

Please combine all materials into one PDF and email your (a) cover letter and (b) resume to debora@maryparrish.org.


  • Date Posted: October 11, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: $40,000-$46,000