Services for the Underserved

Housing Specialist

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

Position Overview

The Housing Specialist will;

  • Interview 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.

Qualifications

  • BA degree preferred, but High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Two years in human services field and knowledge of trauma
  • Microsoft Office skill set.
  • The candidate should be able to read documents for analytical purposes such as computer information, software, computer graphic design programs, etc.
  • Limited applications of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

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.

 

S:US IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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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