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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

Job Announcement

POSITION TITLE: Day 1 Housing Case Manager

DEPARTMENT: Housing

REPORTS TO: Senior Director Family Empowerment

POSITION STATUS: Non Exempt Regular Full-time (37.5) Hours per week

LOCATION: SeaTac and Seattle

PURPOSE: This position will serve as Housing Case Manager under ReWA’s Day 1 program will connect families with transitional housing opportunities, rental, utility and financial assistance services to help refugees and immigrant families including those fleeing domestic violence, living on the streets and who are homeless with financial hardships and, will connect participants to employment case managers to help each participant gain employment to get on their feet and stabilize. The housing case manager will provide a variety of assistance, including rental assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services. The Day 1 Housing Case Manager will work collaboratively with the Day 1 program and other ReWA programs and other department staff that will lead families to stability.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Housing Case Manager

1. Work with Domestic Violence Advocates and Housing Coordinator to schedule and conduct needs assessments for Program participants.

2. Develop clearly written individualized service and/or family service plans based on the assessments.

3. Review and process client’s application package and submit to Housing Coordinator and/or Senior Director approval.

4. Provide and/or coordinate financial support and case management services for participants enrolled in the program.

5. Coordinate participant move-in activities such as visual unit inspection and procuring of move-in documents to submit to Coordinator and landlord.

6. Assist with establishing a collaborative partnership between private and public property managers and ReWA housing case managers that helps people leave homelessness and succeed in housing.

7. Act as liaison between participants and landlords in matters relating to apartment maintenance as well as rental payments to stabilize the family housing situation.

8. Utilizes educational opportunities and related resources to improve agency service.

9. Promotes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other community organizations.

10. Make referrals and connections to appropriate providers and resources to resolve participants barriers for them to be ready for employment.

11. Work with ReWA Employment Case Managers to make sure clients employment issue is resolved.

12. Provide information to property management staff or unity owner regarding move in and departure of individual’s/families.

13. Schedule and conduct meeting with client, property manager/owner to inspect the unit and approve for Rental.

14. Provide outreach, case coordination and advocacy to ensure client’s needs are met.

15. Maintain tracking for grant outcomes.

16. Track annual recruitment, referrals, and services.

17. Attend, participate, and contribute to program team building, program meetings and trainings and partner meetings.

18. Perform all other duties assigned by Senior Director or DV Director.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA in Human Services field with two years of experience or AA in Human Services field and five years professional experience in Social Services field.

• Deep understanding of refugees and immigrants housing needs and domestic violence issues and situations.

• Ability to multi-task program responsibilities with administrative responsibilities

• Two Years proven ability to provide high – quality housing support services to clients.

• Bilingual in East African, Eastern European and Middle Eastern languages with strong verbal and written English skills.

• Excellent organizational skills

• Deep understanding of refugees and immigrants housing needs.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of database, word processing and e-mail programs.

• Knowledge of housing market trends, and employment and training services.

• Must have own transportation, a valid Washington state drivers’ license, and able to travel to multiple sites on a regular basis.

• Willingness to work flexible hours, and with changing responsibilities.

• Proven ability to: work independently as well as part of a team, effectively multi- task, consistently meet deadlines, prioritize and organize workload and the ability to work with diverse staff and volunteers.


BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

FOR CONSIDERATION: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=rewa&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

Job Announcement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 19, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 19, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan. 

Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in East African, Eastern European and Middle Eastern languages with strong verbal and written English skills.

Bilingual in East African, Eastern European and Middle Eastern languages with strong verbal and written English skills.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA

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