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Job Title: Housing Specialist
Date Posted: 06/25/2014
Location: Jamaica, New York
Division: Greater New York
Department: Family Shelters
Category: Social Work
Description:

General Summary:



The Housing Specialist assists homeless families in their pursuit of permanent housing.  The Housing Specialist manages relationships with brokers, landlords, NYC housing, supportive housing and any and all other housing options so that a steady stream of housing referrals can be accessed and provided to the families residing within the family shelter.  The Housing Specialist coordinates trips into the community to view available apartments, accompanies clients for intakes into different housing and/or provides the clients with the means for viewing all housing options.  The Housing Specialist conducts housing workshops in the program on the areas of program education, interviewing with a landlord, paying your bills, and any other topics deemed necessary to support movement and long term placement into the community The Housing Specialist works together with the case management team to ensure all clients are actively engaged in their own exit strategy and discharge plan or is referring the client for next step or involuntary transfer.


Requirements:

Qualifications:




  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field OR

  • High School Diploma/GED and at least two years of experience working within a homeless shelter and/or with the homeless population.

  • Experience working with clients pursing independence and self sufficiency outcomes is preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all housing programs, intake process and eligibility requirements for the shelter system.



Anyone interested in applying should send their resume to: Sara.Ostolaza@use.salvationarmy.org


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