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Housing Specialist assist families residing in the Tier II shelter to develop permanent housing options. Services provided by the specialist focus on assessing the residents housing needs, options and assisting the residents with obtaining housing leads and ultimately permanent housing.
Conduct housing assessment and continuously assess housing readiness of families. .Providing comprehensive case management on housing issues. .Maintain case records, collaborate with case management staff to ensure residents obtain the needed support services in obtaining permanent housing. .Identify and contact and follow through with potential housing resources and leads. .Establish new linkages with real estate brokers and landlords. .Advocate and refer clients to public housing, realtors, landlords and community-based agencies to ensure that clients obtain permanent housing within required time frame. .Conduct housing workshops for clients. .Monitor referrals to ensure clients are actively seeking and following trough the process of obtaining permanent housing. .Work schedule consists of some evening and weekend hours.
.BA in Human Services or related field and 2-3 years' experience working within the New York city housing market .Familiarity with housing entitlement systems and procedures. .Bilingual - English/Spanish would be helpful. .Clear and concise verbal and written communication skill .Excellent interpersonal skills, be assertive and well organized .Demonstrate the ability to work independently 2-3 YEARS EXPRIENCE MINIUM IS A MUST RESUMES WITH OUT HOUSING SPECIALIST EXPRIENCE WILL NOT BE REVIEW
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