Community Based Housing Specialist

Description:

Job Title: Community Based Housing Specialist

Department: Case Management

Reports To: Case Manager Housing Supervisor

Status: Exempt

Salary: $35,568 -$37,000


Job Functions: This position provides housing placement to individuals and families that are being serviced through our housing programs.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the programs team to assist clients in the community. Performs client assessments to determine strengths and barriers to stability. Provide information and referral assistance regarding available support from appropriate social service agencies and/or community programs. Visit potential housing options with clients as needed.
  2. Provide mediation and advocacy with landlords on the client's behalf to develop a workable plan to obtain and/or maintain housing. Cultivates relationships with landlord and utility providers. Acts as a liaison between clients and landlords.
  3. Works as a partner with THHI and attends partner meetings.
  4. Apply knowledge of residential lease contracts to educate clients of their rights and responsibilities as well as strength based case management.
  5. Generates and compiles client outcomes and reports within Unity and Excel for reporting to funders for program.
  6. Provide pro-active follow up home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency; assist in the development of and encourage adherence to a personal budget through pro-active housing and budget counseling sessions.
  7. Keep detailed records of every case, home visit, referral and contacts with resources on client's behalf. Ensure that records, reports, and documentation are created promptly. Safeguards client confidentiality, and ensures that all records are accurate and objective.
  8. Train and manage interns and/or volunteers to ensure that the services provided meet program policy requirements.
  9. Support the team in other tasks as assigned and attend all team meetings. Meet personal goals and actively contribute to the achievement of the team and organizational targets/goals as stated on the Balanced Scorecard and in the annual plan.
  10. Visit and meet with community service providers, service organizations and institutions which prove beneficial to the maintenance of self-sufficient living of our program participants.
  11. Participate in Metropolitan Ministries' holiday efforts including Morgan's Park. Participate in Bridge Builders and other fund raising events when needed.
  12. Support the team in other tasks as assigned and attend all team meetings. Meet personal goals and actively contribute to the achievement of the team and organizational targets/goals as stated on the Balanced Scorecard and in the annual plan.
. Requirements:


Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Human Service Field; Master's degree or previous relator experience preferred.

Skill Requirements: Requires heart for ministry. Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with low socio-economic and diverse populations facing crisis situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Ability to deescalate clients on the edge of verbal or physical violence. Ability to work as part of a team within a multi-disciplinary framework. Demonstrates computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Requires oral and written communication skills and the ability to write reports and conduct and participate in meetings. Must have a valid driver's license and a car.

Physical Requirements: Must have adequate hearing and speaking ability as to take part in and provide sound oral communication and information. Must be capable of working outdoors in sunlight and higher temperatures on occasion. Must have the physical, emotional, and spiritual stamina to handle job-related issues and stress. Must be able to lift 20 lbs or more.

Other: Must demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must pass required background pre-employment screening. Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Requires a valid driver's license, a clean driving record and the ability to qualify for the Ministries' driving program.


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Posted
07/16/2021
Type
Full time
Location
Tampa, FL 33646, US