Services for the UnderServed, Inc (SUS) Housing Specialist in Bronx, New York

The Housing Specialist assists clients in obtaining permanent housing and delivers services to clients consistent with the requirements of the funding contract and the policies and procedures of the agency. This person also assists in the oversight of the medical department of the facility.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop linkages with outside housing providers such as Real Estate companies, Public Housing Offices and Supportive Housing Providers.

  • Completes initial housing assessments and develops housing service plan.

  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions focused on housing issues.

  • Develops and maintains housing resources and assists clients in finding suitable, affordable housing.

  • Assist clients in applying for various housing programs: HRA-1995, SRO’s, etc. Follow up on applications.

  • Develop and facilitate client workshops on skills and information necessary to obtain and maintain housing.

  • Conduct mock housing interviews to enhance client interviewing skills and escort clients to housing interviews, as necessary.

  • Meet weekly with clients to assist with the achievement of individual service plan goals and document housing progress.

  • Assist in the oversight of the medical department of facility

  • Document case management activities in accordance with agency and funding source guidelines and procedures.

  • Achieve monthly placement quota, as assigned.

  • Attend interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences and housing meetings.

  • Keep supervisor informed of all relevant information.

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings to enhance skills that are related to job function.

  • Must be able to work flexible, alternate schedules.

  • High School Diploma, 3 years experience working with homeless population.

  • BA preferable. Direct experience in providing client services to homeless, mentally ill and/or chemically addicted population in a residential setting.

  • Bilingual a plus.

Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org.

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

External Company Name: Services For The Underserved, Inc.

External Company URL: http://sus.org/

Street: TS-Starhill Community Residence