Housing Specialist


: $51,130.00 - $79,090.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Government

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The incumbent will Establish linkages and maintain solid working relationships with supportive housing providers, real estate brokers, managing agents, and landlords as a resource for clients. Assess client readiness and barriers to obtaining affordable permanent housing. Work with case managers to assist with preparing clients for the housing process. Complete HRA2010E applications and assist clients in pursuing appropriate housing opportunities Provide supportive social services including individual and group counseling, workshops, education, referrals, and escorting in an effort to prepare clients for successfully securing and maintaining permanent housing. Prepare and assist clients with the housing application/interview process. Escort clients to all housing related appointments and interviews. Provide accurate, complete, and timely documentation of the provision of supportive social services and client progression/regression toward the goals of securing permanent affordable housing. Track, monitor, and report housing placement rates for all clients. Attend housing related DHS meetings. Provide aftercare services, follow-up calls and home visits, to clients placed in permanent housing. Provide comprehensive case management services to an assigned caseload. Monitor and assess client progression/regression in behavior and/or appearance. Maintain proper documentation and organized charts, in accordance with DHS, OTDA and SUS standards. Provide referrals for in-house and community-based medical, mental health, and supportive social services to assigned caseload as appropriate. Manage crisis intervention services and addresses all emergency situations as appropriate. Maintain CPR/ First Aid Certification. Attend interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences as needed. Participate in professional development activities such as in-service trainings, seminars, webinars, and conferences as needed. A work schedule that includes evening hours will be required. Other duties as required or as assigned by the Program Director or designee. Bachelor s Degree required. Master s degree in a Human Services field preferred A minimum of one to two years of experience working with chronically homeless individuals. Knowledge in New York City housing preferred. Good interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication, computer literate including MS Word and Excel and internet. Valid NYS driver s license required (and must pass insurance criteria) Bilingual preferred 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 sus.org. 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
Associated topics: attendant, community service, customer service, donor, fundraising, sale, service, social, violence, welfare * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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