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Housing Specialist in The Bronx, NY at TemPositions, Inc.

at TemPositions Group

Posted: 4/29/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3P6C260QJY9TG8T6DF
Keywords: housing

Job Description

Job Description

The Housing Specialist position is to ensure that all young adults (18+) with a goal of Independent Living acquire stable housing arrangements prior to discharge from care.



Responsibilities:

  • Work with young people who are aging out to submit all forms of housing applications by age 18
  • Check-in on young people's application status and follow-up with NYCHA and supportive housing residences, as needed.
  • Help young people apply to permanent housing, when applicable, by helping them obtain
  • Section 8 vouchers, apply to the NYC affordable housing lottery, etc.
  • Maintain database of open housing applications and track process.
  • Alert case planners and youth to housing appointments and accompany youth to appointments.
  • Maintain up to date documentation of housing services provided to youth.
  • Negotiating and advocating for youth and develop a database of housing resources
  • Continuously familiarizing with NYC, NYS or federal housing initiatives including NYCHA,
  • Section 8 and Supportive Housing NY/NYIII.
  • Provide linkage to youth and proper living arrangements.
  • Conduct housing workshops for young people


Skills:

  • Ability to navigate complex housing issues, be resourceful, and work independently
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in team settings and build relationships with external partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time-management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to engage with a culturally diverse population Spanish speaking a plus but not required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related social service field and 2 years of housing related experience OR An associate degree with at least 3+ years of housing experience
  • Experience in the field of housing and housing subsides.
  • Experience with system-involved or at-risk young people strongly preferred.