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Re-Entry Jails to Jobs Housing Specialist @ BronxConnect

Currently, the BronxConnect is seeking a Housing Specialist with excellent people skills and a strong knowledge of the New York City housing industry for affordable housing. Candidate must also be able to effectively assess the goals and barriers toward assisting clients with securing affordable, and permanent housing. The Housing Specialist's responsibilities will include consulting with community organizations, government agencies, and property owners to source the means and negotiate terms that enable clients to rent suitable housing.  

BronxConnect is seeking a Housing Specialist who has exceptional listening skills and a great deal of patience. An outstanding Housing Specialist must also demonstrate excellent mediation skills and be highly knowledgeable about the property market, social services, and legal restrictions in all areas of housing within the NYC Tri-state area.  The person hired at BronxConnect as a housing specialist will be responsible for determining the eligibility of participants for housing opportunities, coordinating, and negotiating potential financial assistance and terms for housing qualifications.  

The BronxConnect Housing Specialist will be specifically responsible for, but not limited to these areas: 

  • Assessing clients' eligibility and determining their housing and service needs.
  • Assisting clients with the search for unoccupied properties and negotiating terms on behalf of clients.
  • Collaborating with government agencies, community organizations, and property owners.
  • Ensuring clients understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants.
  • Investigating and resolving client and property owner issues.
  • Providing clients with information and referring them to additional support programs or services.
  • Preparing and maintaining daily logs, records, data-based activity documentation, and reports.
  • Understanding and adhering to program rules and restrictions.
  • Assisting with the closure of cases.

Housing Specialist Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree preferred.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Experience as a housing counselor/specialist preferred.
  • Working knowledge of social service agencies and community services.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and property management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and listening skills.
  • Strong analytical, mediating, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and case management skills.
  • Social Media Savvy
  • computer proficiency required.
  • Experience and sensitive working with a variety of cultures, individuals with justice-involvement backgrounds and socioeconomic conditions.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings as needed a few times per month, and/or remotely when necessary.
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish a plus

Note: The Housing specialist reports directly to the Director of Workforce Development and Re-entry

Re-Entry Jails to Jobs Housing Specialist @ BronxConnect

Currently, the BronxConnect is seeking a Housing Specialist with excellent people skills and a strong knowledge of the New York City housing industry for affordable housing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, 403 (b) Plan

Medical, dental, vision, 403 (b) Plan

Location

On-site
The Bronx, NY, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Debra Mack-Glasgow, Program Director

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter.

COVER LETTER MUST INCLUDE DESIRED SALARY.

Please indicate which position you are applying for. No phone calls will be taken.

Please write a one to two paragraph description of your previous experience.

Send emails to debramgg@bronxconnect.org (No faxes)

To familiarize yourself with our agency, please check out our website at: BronxConnect.org


HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Debra Mack-Glasgow, Program Director

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter…

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