VCS Housing Coordinator
Job Details
Experienced
VCS Central Office - San Diego, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$20.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Negligible
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

Join us in doing something that matters!

 

At Community Catalysts of California (CCC) we strive to create an impassioned and fulfilling environment for both our clients and employees. We have been in action for 30 years and have worked tirelessly towards generating a positive impact in our communities. Veterans Community Services (VCS) is a dimension of CCC that is dedicated to providing services for the military service members and Veterans of our nation. If you are interested in serving your community and our VCS office, please read ahead!


JOB FUNCTION: Coordinate, conduct and secure permanent housing options/placements for Veterans Community Services participants.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Housing Coordinator is the staff member chosen to be responsible for but not limited to performing the following essential job duties:

1. Conduct landlord outreach and education in order to develop a network of landlords available to rent to participants.

2. Support Case Coordinators with ongoing housing search services and services related to securing and maintaining housing.

3. Identify and secure available permanent housing opportunities for participants as needed.

4. Be responsive to landlord questions, and needs, and update assigned Case Coordinator on issues that may impact housing.

5. Provide follow up services to landlords including on-site visits, monthly phone contacts and recording up to date participant and landlord information.

6. Liaise between the landlord and tenant (participant).

7. Maintain positive communications and relationships with individuals in cooperative agencies, property managers, landlords, housing resources, involved members of families and participants.

8. Participate in local landlord engagement committees and efforts.

9. Coordinate with the local housing authorities and others that provide landlord incentives available for VCS use.

10. Maintain an inventory list of all landlords and housing placements.

11. Develop and maintain all records, reports documentation required by the funding agency and the needs of the Program for tracking and progress purposes.

12. Organize, plan and lead networking events, program activities and groups.

13. Complete in a timely manner all logs, reports and participant evaluations as required.

14. Prepare, submit, and deliver rental related Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA’s) checks.

15. Provide direct service as needed and required.

16. Perform all duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

SKILLS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Housing Coordinator must be 18 years of age or older and possess a Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business or related field or a real estate certification/license and two years equivalent experience in housing placement, real estate, sales, and/or property management.
  • Must possess certification in a Red Cross approved First-Aid and CPR class; or successfully complete a Red Cross approved First-Aid and CPR class within 45 days of the date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete Community Catalysts of California’s training programs as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some of our participants are physically impaired and require assistance into and out of wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Most of the jobs/activities in which our participants engage require physical exertion on the part of the Case Coordinator (i.e., walking, climbing stairs, lifting, stretching, bending, etc.). The Case Coordinator must be capable of assisting the participant when needed. Since this position calls for interacting with participants, staff, and outside agencies, a Case Coordinator must be capable of hearing and talking. He/she must be able to see in order to accurately observe participants’ actions. He/She may be required to use a computer that could require long periods of time in a sitting position using repetitive hand, finger, and wrist motions. He/she must have the ability to see the computer monitor.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Housing Coordinator must be capable of making on-site visits to participants, agencies and potential stakeholders. Often these on-site visits are at a distance from the Office and no regular means of public transportation exists. Overnight travel is rare, but may be required for training and as part of a Participant's program. Occasionally, a Housing Coordinator may transport a Participant as part of his/her job duties. A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.
  • CCC’s client case management platform requires employees to utilize a mobile smart device(i.e. cell phone/tablet) with reliable internet connectivity and data to complete certain essential job tasks. This position requires the employee to have a mobile smart device available to perform certain required essential functions, for which reasonable reimbursement is provided to the employee.
  • Must have valid CA Driver's License AND auto insurance.
  • Must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.
  • Must possess a record clear from past felonious criminal activity and submit to a Department of Justice criminal activity background check.

 

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