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Housing Specialist

Compensation: $20 - $25/Hour

This position works closely with individuals and families experiencing homelessness to assess their need, assist with the housing search and encourage stabilization in long-term housing.
Date posted: 04/18/2023

Job Duties

  • Receive referrals and assess eligibility of potential clients. Refer to Coordinated Housing Access screening for alternative programs if necessary.

  • Obtain documentation, collect required data and complete the intake paperwork for eligible clients.

  • Provide trauma-informed, strengths-based case management and Housing First approach to address housing needs and facilitate connection to additional resources on a case-by-case basis.

  • Coordinate with clients, landlords, and community partners to facilitate the application process. This includes requesting program funds to address rental barriers and application fees.

  • Submit requests for funding with appropriate documentation utilizing NWFS procedures, and ensure transactions are completed.

  • Collaborate with clients to develop an action plan to address additional needs and goals.

  • Conduct regular check-ins with clients to provide continued, individualized support for action plan items and facilitate connection to community resources with the goal of continued housing stability.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with community partners, landlords and property management companies.

  • Serve as a liaison and advocate for program participants to mediate any issues.

  • Maintain accurate case files, data collection, and documentation on a consistent basis.

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred or in lieu of a degree, four years of experience in social services.

  • Experience working with vulnerable communities and people from diverse backgrounds.

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to build and maintain rapport with program participants from diverse backgrounds.

  • Able to create and maintain positive relationships with landlords, property management companies, and community partners.

  • Able to think creativity and critically within a fast-paced working environment.

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