Responsible for addressing the housing needs of clients residing in domestic violence or homeless shelters. The Housing Specialist assists clients as they transition from shelter to permanent housing. The Ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying permanent housing options, developing and maintaining a database of housing resources, conducting individual sessions and support groups around housing issues, and providing referrals, advocacy, follow-up, and assistance with housing applications. Assess clients’ housing needs and develop an individualized plan to secure safe, affordable housing.
Assess clients’ eligibility for government-financed housing programs, including subsidies, and benefit programs. Assist clients to secure and complete applications for permanent housing. Identify, and assist clients to obtain relevant documents needed for applications for permanent housing. Provide individual counseling, advocacy and support to clients. Develop and facilitate educational workshops and groups focused on housing (including available housing resources, apartment search techniques, and other best practices). Must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. This position will have regular and substantial contact with children. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required. Minimum of three year’s counseling experience as well as three years of experience in housing development/management, real estate or case management. Valid driver’s license required.
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