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Tenant Support Coordinator

New Destiny Housing Corporation


Description
New Destiny Housing Corporation is a citywide not- for-profit with the mission of providing housing and services to low-income domestic violence survivors and others at risk of homelessness. New Destiny owns and manages housing that serves domestic violence survivors and other low-income families. It also operates Housing link, a training and counseling program on housing tailored to the needs of domestic violence survivors, and maintains a housing helpline and housing website for domestic violence survivors and their advocates.

New Destiny is seeking a full-time Tenant Support Coordinator who will work with a part-time Recreation Specialist to provide on-site services at a new affordable rental project in Brooklyn, which will house very low-income and low-income families half of which will be headed by domestic violence survivors leaving homeless shelters. The Tenant Support Coordinator will develop a Family Services Program for the project designed to promote tenant stability and encourage self- sufficiency.

Responsibilities:
The qualified candidate will report directly to the Housing Services Director and will be responsible for the following activities: (1) Tenant Engagement
• Encourage participation in tenants association
• Identify and nurture potential tenant leaders
• Plan and implement, with input from tenants, educational workshops
• Coordinate building-wide events
• Encourage linkages between tenants and community organizations (e.g., police precinct councils, block associations, and community boards)
• Work collaboratively with volunteers to develop children and youth programming as well as activities for adults and families

(2) Case Management and Counseling Services
• Assist tenants with public assistance, housing and other benefits
• Provide counseling to tenants as appropriate on issues such as domestic violence and safety planning
• Develop and monitor individual plans with tenants around vocational, personal, family, and other goals
• Work collaboratively with the Property Manager to outreach to tenants who are in arrears or at risk of being placed in legal

(3) Tenant Referrals
• Develop linkages with appropriate medical and mental health providers; job training and placement programs; educational and recreation programs
• Refer tenants where appropriate to outside service and training providers

Qualifications:
Qualifications: B.A. degree and minimum of 3-5 years work experience in social work, community organizing, and/or affordable or supportive housing. Knowledge of housing subsides is a prerequisite. Experience working with domestic violence survivors is highly desirable. . Other requirements include strong communication skills, computer literacy a strong commitment to serving clients, sound judgment and ability to think on feet and work independently.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Preferred:
Candidates with knowledge of the Brooklyn are highly desirable.

How TO APPLY:
Email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.


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