Housing Specialist

  • Closing Date:

    11/1/2020

  • Job Summary:

    This is a professional position that provides assessment, monitoring, planning, linkage and advocacy for the most appropriate services for individuals and families enrolled in rapid rehousing services so they may access permanent housing and achieve housing stability.

  • Essential Functions:

    • Establishes and maintains positive working relationship with HFC internal and external customers
    • Screen households to determine and document eligibility
    • Assess individual and family members of their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences to assist in the development of housing goals
    • Develop relationships with landlords and providers of housing resources in the community
    • Connect individuals in need of housing with available housing
    • Utilize best practices with participant engagement to meet unique needs of the individuals
    • Develop housing stability plan, address crisis intervention, potential barriers, housing identification, move-in, self-sufficiency and budget for individuals
    • Monitor progress daily and maintain accurate documentation of progress towards goals and services provided
    • Monitor participants housing stability and be available to resolve crisis
    • Provide referrals and facilitating access to services and community resources as needed
    • Conducts home visits
    • Responsible for collecting all necessary documentation for client files according to established guidelines
    • Process requests for rental assistance, application fees and other forms of assistance
    • Utilizes the housing management information system to input data
    • Performs special projects as assigned

  • Qualifications Required:

    Bachelor’s degree in Social work or related field and a minimum of two years of experience working with children, teens, young adults and/or families required.

  • Qualifications Preferred:

    Child welfare certification preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, domestic partner coverage, retirement & generous paid time off.

  • Additional Information:

     

    Drug free workplace.  Drug testing required.

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