Services for the Underserved

Housing Specialist

Job Location US-NY-Bronx
Category
Homeless Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the Underserved is seeking a Housing Specialist for our Mens Shelter in the Bronx.

 

 The Housing Specialist is responsible for Housing duties related to all residents’ needs.

 

The Housing Specialist for the shelter Establish linkages and maintain solid working relationships with supportive housing providers, real estate brokers, managing agents, and landlords as a resource for consumers. Provide supportive social services including individual and group counseling, workshops, education, referrals, and escorting in an effort to prepare consumers for successfully securing and maintaining permanent housing. Prepare and assist consumers with the housing application/interview process. Provide accurate, complete, and timely documentation of the provision of supportive social services and consumer progression/regression toward the goals of securing permanent affordable housing. Attend housing related DHS meetings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in a Human Services field preferred
  • A minimum of one to two years of experience working with chronically homeless individuals
  • Knowledge in New York City housing strongly preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication, computer literate including MS Word and Excel and internet
  • Driver’s License required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.

Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.

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