PROBLEM-SOLVING: Independently identifies and works with Director of Social Services to resolve problems, determining solutions from established standards or procedures.
KNOWLEDGE: Job duties require a thorough familiarity with all department procedures and goals to assure work meets standard.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for taking reasonable care of property, equipment and other assets.
CONTACTS: Regularly interacts with a well-defined constituency to carry out program activities, including direct client services and/or interactions with other programs or agencies.
SUPERVISION: Occasionally instructs or assists other employees.
Education: Bachelors degree in social services, public administration, counseling or its equivalent is preferred with at least 2 years of experience as a Housing Specialist OR
Experience: Five years of directly related work experience in a Human Service Agency or Shelter system is required. Non-profit experience is strongly preferred with understanding of homelessness environment. Knowledge of DHS/CARES database is helpful.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Good organizational skills. Attention to detail. Strong interpersonal and demonstrated customer service orientation. Ability to advocate with strong negotiating skills. Comprehensive knowledge in one or more of the following; DHS/HRA housing vouchers, supplements and other potential entitlements, criminal justice system, public housing and social services is required. Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Computer literate.
Other Requirements: Ability to travel locally and work irregular hours to accomplish essential job functions. Required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports in printed form or on computer screens. Regularly required to move fingers, wrists and arms in a repetitive manner to operate office equipment.
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