Services for the Underserved

  • Housing Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Homeless Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Housing Specialist will;

    • Interviews clients to assess their present housing needs and status and submits appropriate applications to community resources.
    • Conducts groups to discuss available housing options, how to secure an apartment and how to handle issues related to housing.
    • Accompanies residents to housing interviews, housing fairs, and to complete housing applications when necessary.
    • Provides housing resources (i.e. phone numbers to landlords, housing programs, etc) to clients and acts as a liaison between landlords and clients.
    • Refers residents to get PPD and physicals completed within two weeks of their entrance into the facility.
    • Obtains an accurate history of client’s housing situation to assess what services are needed.
    • Facilitates Tier II interviews and acts as a liaison between Tier II shelter and AEGIS clients.
    • Submits housing applications for all housing programs available (i.e. Section 8, and NYCHA).
    • Handles requests for extensions to be submitted to HRA
    • Refers residents to Public Assistance and monitor their compliance with HRA and the ADVENT program.
    • Negotiates, assesses and assists client needs with respect to benefits and follows the resident’s case from entry to discharge
    • Assists and escorts residents in going to HRA/social service agency appointments when necessary.
    • Participates and attends staff, service plan review and clinical team meetings.
    • Maintains and ensures completion of accurate records and progress notes in client chart.
    • Other duties as assigned by Program Director and/or Supervisor


    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse, designee or as required.
    • Possess 1 year experience in Career or Workforce Development preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to assist individuals of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and sexual preferences.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting


    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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