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Housing Specialist

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Goddard Riverside Community Center


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Program Description: The Baxter Safe Haven provides transitional housing to 75 adults experiencing homelessness with the goal of permanent housing. On-site services include case management, entitlement assistance, medical and psychiatric care, substance use counseling, group activities, meals, recreation, and 24 hour/7 day per week front desk security.

 

Purpose of Position: Part of an interdisciplinary team working to secure permanent stable housing for homeless adults collaborating with Homeless Outreach Teams

 

Schedule: Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday - Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm or 10:00am to 6:00pm

 

Role, Responsibilities & Essential Duties

  • Conduct housing eligibility assessments of all clients.
  • Complete housing application packages.
  • Coach clients going on housing interviews.
  • Develop linkages with supportive housing programs, NYCHA, real estate companies, low income affordable housing landlords etc.
  • Maintain and update listings of permanent affordable housing.
  • Work collaboratively with Outreach teams to secure permanent stable housing.
  • Develop and facilitate client workshops and individual sessions on skills and information necessary to acquire and maintain independent permanent housing.
  • Track placements and conduct follow up of clients placed into permanent housing.
  • Assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency through assistance with housing and income.
  • Meet with clients to establish goals, action steps towards those goals, monitor and assess progress.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate records, statistics and documentation of services to the clients.
  • Advocate with clients when they have barriers to overcome in meeting their goals.
  • Identify client barriers to activities of daily living.
  • Negotiate with landlords and other service providers to ensure stable housing
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with a diverse population with a wide array of needs and backgrounds.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Attend staff meetings and actively participate in supervision with supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule if needed

 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with homeless adults and processing housing packages required
  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders preferred
  • Prior transitional, outreach, or supportive housing experience required
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to engage a varied population
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized with strong follow up and attention to detail
  • Team player

 

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Able to use or learn computer databases such as AWARDS, CARES. MoCAPP
  • Able to learn Coordinated Assessment Placement System

 

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some walking
  • Move around residence
  • Escort clients on interviews in community as needed

 

Work Environment

  • Indoor office environment
  • Some escorts in community
  • Some visits to clients in dorms

Program Description: The Baxter Safe Haven provides transitional housing to 75 adults experiencing homelessness with the goal of permanent housing. On-site services include case management, entitlement assistance, medical and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
Baxter Avenue, Queens, NY 11373

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