Posted: Dec 23, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention
Advocate for and assist homeless and at-risk clients to obtain and/or maintain permanent housing. Provide assessment of stabilization and housing needs, and develop a plan to best meet housing and family stabilization goals. Maintain contact with housed clients through home and office visits for a year. Assist client with money management skills and applying for all potential benefits and resources. Coordinate rental assistance strategies and applications. Serve as liaison to schools, medical providers and others to ensure best level of community integration. Work with partnering agencies to ensure a comprehensive collaborative model and strategies are implemented. Contribute to the knowledge about successful outcomes through expanded/refined data collection and analysis. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience in case management or related social services required. Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Working knowledge of homeless and housing issues and housing subsidies required. Willingness to conduct home visits in different neighborhoods and accompany clients to neighborhood services based on clients’ schedules required. Must be able to work and set appropriate boundaries with clients with mental health, substance abuse, and/or domestic abuse issues. Must have a valid driver’s license. Strong problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills required. Bilingual skills in Spanish highly preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
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