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 40 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.

    We’re a nonprofit with a staff of 2,400 that provides $200 million in services. Our efforts are supported by various local, state and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations and individual donors. Most importantly, our vision allows us to deliver the same quality of services to one individual or to thousands. No challenge is beyond our scope.

     

    Position Overview:

    The Housing Specialist will establish linkages and maintain solid working relationships with supportive housing providers, real estate brokers, managing agents, and landlords as a resource for consumers.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Track, monitor, and report housing placement rates for all consumers.
    • Attend housing related DHS meetings.
    • Provide aftercare services, follow-up calls and home visits, to clients placed in permanent housing.
    • Attend interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences as needed.
    • Participates in professional development activities such as in-service trainings, seminars, webinars, and conferences as needed.

    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 agency holidays.

     

    Qualifications

    • Associates degree required in the Human Service field.

    • A minimum of two years of experience as a Housing Specialist working with

      chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders.  Experience in completing NY 2010E applications.
    • Good interpersonalskills, 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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