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Housing Coordinator

Location:Brooklyn, NY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:MH - TILLARY STREET
Date Posted:1/03/14
Description:JOB SUMMARY:
The Tillary Women's Shelter Housing Coordinator promotes the attainment of resident permanent housing goals by ongoing assessment of resident housing needs and preferences and the development of housing opportunities in the community.

Duties:ESSENTIAL TASKS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.

1.Develop and maintain relationships with housing providers.
2.Develop and maintain community resources guides for each of the five boroughs.
3.Find suitable permanent housing in the community.
4.Serve as a liaison between the residence and landlords regarding move-in schedules, leases, rent and utility issues;
5.Collaborate with case management staff to understand the specific housing needs and preferences of residents and act accordingly when searching for housing options.
6.Serve as liaison to DHS to identify housing for residents that qualify for housing.
7.Participate in ongoing reviews of existing linkages for their adequacy and seek to extend the program’s and ICL’s linkages as part of Continuous Quality Improvement.
8.Document efforts to locate and secure housing for residents.
9.Assist in the orientation of new personnel when requested.
10.Maintain up-to-date, accurate individual paper and electronic case records as directed by the Program Director..
11.Comply with attendance and timekeeping rules and report reliably and regularly to work on an on-going basis.
12.Attend regularly scheduled clinical meetings, staff meetings and supervision as well as in-service training and development activities.
13.Review the staff communications log and make entries concerning essential elements of information designated by program management.
14.Obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
15.May have on-call responsibilities.
16.Comply and promote compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies helping to strengthen and maintain an ethical organizational culture.
17.Immediately report serious incidents, allegations of abuse, incidents, or sensitive situations and completes incident reports in accordance with agency policy.
18.Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Effective problem-solving skills
•Effective interpersonal skills
•Ability to work with diverse individuals
•Ability to work as a member of a team
•Ability to make reasonable and sound evaluative judgments
•Ability to create and compose written materials
•Ability to effectively and efficiently respond to questions from persons served
•Ability to read and understand lease, rental and utility agreements
•Ability to present information to persons served and other employees
•Ability to speak Spanish preferred
Qualifications:MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience providing case management or housing services, or other relevant human service experience, or bachelor’s degree that required a one-year practicum working directly with individuals with mental disabilities (e.g., BSW) and one year above experience. NYS Driver’s license a plus.

This position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the agency at the sole discretion of the management.





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