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{704a922cc8f89d02c2cbdfe2fdc1c091712a728b68ebb7700e50e3887841bb87} 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

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: $27.30 per hour

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