Services for the Underserved

Housing Specialist

Job Location US-NY-New York
Category
Veteran's Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

The Housing Specialist, SSVF works a member of the social service team to provide Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention services to veterans/veteran families; functions as a bridge between veterans and housing providers to empower program participants to overcome barriers and meet the goals identified on their individualized housing stability plans;  identifies safe, affordable permanent housing options for clients; fosters relationships with landlords and to link each program participant with appropriate community supports to ensure their housing stability.  

Qualifications

  • BA in Human Services or related field and one year experience in housing services or a combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with homeless families and/or veteran services highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Experience with electronic database systems (such as the AWARDS system) is preferred.
  • Strong ability to network and negotiate with housing providers a must.
  • Solid organizational skills/strong communication and writing skills required.
  • Willingness to attend occasional events outside of normal business hours, including Veterans Day.
  • High energy level to complete assigned work and meet deadlines.  

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 at 646-565-5894.

 

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

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