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!


POSITION PURPOSE: The Housing Coordinator acts as a vital role within the Veterans Community Services program. The purpose of this role is to provide exceptional services to the homeless and homeless Veteran population through advocacy and empowerment. The Housing Coordinator’s goal is to assist the Veteran population by coordinating, conducting and securing permanent housing options/placements for Veterans Community Services participants. The Housing Coordinator also exemplifies CCC/VCS’s core values of people, integrity, fun, innovation, and compassion.

 

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

  • Conduct landlord outreach and education in order to develop a network of landlords available to rent to participants.
  • Support Case Coordinators with ongoing housing search services and services related to securing and maintaining housing.
  • Identify and secure available permanent housing opportunities for participants as needed.
  • Be responsive to landlord questions, and needs, and update assigned Case Coordinator on issues that may impact housing.
  • Assist Case Coordinator with providing follow up services to landlords including on-site visits, monthly phone contacts and recording up to date participant and landlord information.
  • Liaise between the landlord and tenant (participant).
  • Maintain positive communications and relationships with individuals in cooperative agencies, property managers, landlords, housing resources, and involved members of families and participants.
  • Coordinate with the local housing authorities/landlord engagement committees and others that provide landlord incentives available for VCS use.
  • Maintain an inventory list of all landlords and housing placements.
  • Develop and maintain all records, reports documentation required by the funding agency and the needs of the Program for tracking and progress purposes.
  • Organize, plan and lead networking events, program activities and groups.
  • Complete in a timely manner all logs, reports, and participant evaluations as required.
  • Prepare, submit, and deliver rental related Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA’s) checks.
  • Provide direct service as needed and required.
  • Perform all duties as assigned.
  • Provides and attends all required meetings and in-services as assigned.
  • Completes all required training within required deadlines.
  • Complies with all safety standards and practices.
Qualifications

 

SKILLS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Housing Coordinator must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a HS diploma or its equivalent; BACHELORS preferred  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.
  • Ability to follow instructions is critical to this position.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and manage time is also an essential component of this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate and maintain professional boundaries as custodian of confidential information.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Regularly sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. Capable of writing, using a computer keyboard/screen, telephone and related office equipment.
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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.
  • 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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