Housing Specialist - South Bay
Job Details
Entry
Long Beach Regional HSS Office - Long Beach, CA
Full Time
BA - Bachelors Degree
$21.70 - $25.82 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day: 8am - 5pm
Nonprofit - Social Services

SUMMARY
A Housing Specialist is responsible for assisting clients with housing search and placement along with leveraging supportive services that will assist the client to maintain permanent housing, and establishing collaborative relationships with community-based organizations.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Conduct client intake, assessment and formulate housing plans to assess housing barriers and determine housing and service needs
  • Identify, refer and link clients to appropriate resources
  • Provide monthly follow-up, including home visits to provide on-site supportive services to ensure housing retention
  • Assist clients in completing applications for housing and financial assistance programs.
  • Teach basic life skills and educate clients about neighborhood amenities, services and transportation.
  • Apply knowledge and educate clients about tenant rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintain a complete organized working file, case notes and copies of all corresponding paperwork of client participation and progress towards goals and objectives.
  • Maintain statistical client data, including entering client data into organizational database Attend mandatory meetings, trainings, supervisory sessions and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of assisted public housing programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in social work or related field or a minimum of three years of experience in direct service as a Case Manager with HIV/AIDS clients, homeless clients or clients with other chronic illnesses
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn how to use other databases effectively (i.e., Salesforce)

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID vaccination and booster or medical/religious exemption required.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

 

 

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