Brookview House, Inc. is seeking a full-time Housing Specialist (HS). The HS reports to the Director of Adult Services (DAS).
The mission of Brookview House is to help homeless families develop the skills and attitude necessary to break the generational cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides women and children experiencing homelessness with a safe place to live and programs to build self-esteem. These families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and, by so doing, improves the community for all of us.
The HS works as part of a team and independently to provide services to women and children experiencing homelessness. The HS provides program coverage (including on-call), crisis intervention, and oversight of daily operations; assists with intakes and client appointments, housing applications and client recordkeeping; conducts daily face to face check-ins with clients and provides any needed follow up as requested by Case Managers or the DAS; facilitates house meetings and other workshops; conducts unit inspections and monitors completion of client chores; coordination of maintenance with relevant staff; assists with the coordination of site visits; actively participates in data collection, data entry, outcome measurement and program evaluation.
Bachelor's Degree or Associates with a minimum of three years relevant experience. Fluency in English and Spanish required. Must be familiar with the impact of homelessness, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues. Must have experience working with and advocating for low-income families. Demonstrated group facilitation skills. Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must demonstrate a proficiency in advocacy and mediation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in MS Office and ability to quickly become proficient with other software programs including database software. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Must be available to participate in 24 hour on-call system.
Brookview House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer