Homeless Prevention Housing Specialist

Homeless Prevention Housing Specialist


Job description

TSLI/HHB is a private, not-for-profit (501c3) corporation with programs serving adults with mental illness, homeless families, and persons with HIV/AIDS. TSLI/HHB operates emergency family shelters, permanent housing, congregate and apartment programs. Our programs are geared to assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and provide comprehensive case management services. Our employees provide assistance with developing skills in the areas of Assertiveness/Self-Advocacy, Community Integration, Daily Living Skills, Medication Management, Rehabilitation Counseling, Socialization, and Symptom Management. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills and supports necessary for a successful transition to the most independent level of housing possible.

TSLI/HHB is currently seeking an experienced candidate for the following position:

Housing Specialist

37.5 hours a week: Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm.

  • Coordinate program outreach to referral sources
  • Maintain contact with referral sources to ensure applicable referrals;
  • Outreach program to community agencies and landlords;
  • Research and attend applicable Community Resource Fairs.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the intake process for referrals
  • Complete Phone Screenings and eligibility documentation;
  • Complete housing assessment upon referral to determine housing needs;
  • Schedule intake appointments and ensure required eligibility documentation is received;
  • Ensure referrals meet homeless certification;
  • Certify income eligibility below 30% of Area Median Income (AMI);
  • Complete habitability inspections;
  • Process denials for individuals/families that do not meet program requirements.
  • Facilitate onboarding appointments for accepted participants including initial Support Plans.
  • Coordinate rental arrears payments.
  • Manage assigned case load of accepted participants with ongoing Federal or State rental subsidy programs;
  • Facilitate Case Management meetings at least monthly;
  • Provide assistance with obtaining/maintaining any Federal, State, and local benefits and provision of SOAR benefits applications;
  • Educate participants on their housing rights;
  • Provide life skills training as needed in order to maintain permanent housing including money management and home maintenance;
  • Transport residents to view apartments; advocate on resident’s behalf with prospective landlords; must use own personal vehicle when agency vehicle is unavailable;
  • Provide or refer to support services designed to stabilize households in permanent, habitable housing;
  • Facilitate program graduations
  • Complete 3-month income eligibility reviews for assigned case load.
  • Research permanent housing opportunities
  • Required to be ambulatory and able to perform all job functions.

We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

Student Loan Reimbursement Program (SLR)

All full-time employees are eligible for student loan reimbursement of up to:

· $500 a calendar year after six months of employment

· $1,000 a calendar year after one year of employment

· $1,500 a calendar year every year after eighteen months employment

Childcare Reimbursement Policy

· All full-time employees become eligible for childcare reimbursement on the date of hire.

· The reimbursement rate for all children, 12 and under is $10.00 per hour, a maximum of $450.00 per week per child.

· Childcare costs that are lower than the reimbursable allowance will be paid at the actual cost.

Referral Incentive

· The referral incentive for qualifying candidates is increased to from $300 to $1000.00

· Refer a qualified candidate $100.00

· Candidate is interviewed $150.00

· Candidate is hired $250.00

· Candidate reaches 6-month anniversary $500.00

Sign on bonus for new employees is established at $1,000

· Employees hired after October 1, 2021 will be eligible for a $500.00 bonus after six months of employment. After one year of employment, they will be eligible for an additional $500.00.

Send us your resume & application!

Visit www.tsli-hhb.org/employment for an application; download, complete, and forward to the email address indicated.

Please note: TSLI/HHB requires applicants to have a clean, valid NYS Driver License and a vehicle.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.13 per hour

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Applicant's Statement

The information I have provided on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and subject to verification by TSLI/HHB.

I understand any offer of employment by TSLI/HHB is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of all reference and clearance checks which may include information regarding my work history, work habits, character, personal characteristics or general reputation obtained through interviews with business associates, professional references or through the New York Staff Office of Children and Family Services. I understand that any offer employment is contingent upon fingerprinting results from the Office of Mental Health or the Department of Social Services.

I hereby authorize TSLI/HHB to obtain this information.

I understand if employed, I am required to abide by all rules, regulations and policies of TSLI/HHB.

I understand the use of this application does not indicate there are any positions open and does not in any way obligate TSLI/HHB to offer me employment. Screen reader support enabled.

I understand any offer of employment is subject to my providing proof of work eligibility, as required by federal law.

I understand that, if I am employed, my employment is not for a specific period and may be terminated at will by TSLI/HHB or me at any time and for any or no reason. I acknowledge that no other representations concerning the terms of employment have been made to, or relied on, by me.