Services for the Underserved

Housing Specialist

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

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

Position Overview:

The Housing Specialist for the shelter establishes linkages and maintains a solid working relationships with supportive housing providers, real estate brokers, managing agents, and landlords as a resource for consumers. Provides 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. Prepares and assists consumers with the housing application/interview process. Provides 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. Bilingual preferred & valid driver’s license required. 

 

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required
  • A minimum of one to two years experience working with working with chronically homeless individuals or individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Knowledge in New York City housing preferred..
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication,
  • Computer literate including, MS Word and Excel and internet. 
  • Bilingual preferred & valid driver’s license required. 

 

SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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