Housing Specialist -- Rapid Re-housing
Job Details
Corporate Headquarters - Menlo Park, CA
4 Year Degree
$23.00 - $28.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services
Position Description

About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.  As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.  LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community.  Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity.  A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff.  Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Summary:

The Rapid Re-housing Housing Specialist will work with landlords to help families and individuals successfully transition to permanent housing. The Housing Specialist will conduct outreach in the community to build relationships with landlords and provide housing search education in the form of 1:1 counseling, facilitating educational workshops, providing landlord/tenant mediation. The position requires candidate to work independently, and collaboratively as a team with the ultimate goal of increasing housing opportunities for the agency and placing program participants in housing that suits their needs. This position requires knowledge of Santa Clara County (and surrounding areas) housing market trends, fair housing, landlord/tenant rights, and a strong understanding of the leasing process.

Position Qualifications
  • Prefer Undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience in real estate and property management is strongly desired
  • Demonstrated ability working with individuals and families from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Must be computer literate; internet savvy, experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable presenting in front of groups
  • Strong organizational, detail oriented, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and effectively as part of a collaborative team.
  • Display a high level of initiative and commitment towards completing duties efficiently
  • Valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance.

We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc.

To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at www.lifemoves.org

LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)