Housing Specialist


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1751 Park Ave
New York
United States of America



The Housing Specialist directs the Homelessness Prevention activities and supervises the Housing Specialist. The Housing Coordinator is also responsible for the program caseload and providing required crisis intervention. The HC also submit bi monthly reports and conducts housing workshops.



1. Utilize motivational interviewing to address client’s eviction prevention needs.

2. Provide all necessary and indicated direct and referral services (including crisis intervention and health education) to assigned caseload.

3. Develop patient-focused housing workshops aimed at evection prevention and other relevant topics to the population.

4. Conduct home/field visits and maintain client engagement in accordance with program standards.

5. Coordinate client services with care coordination team, internal and external service providers through regular case conferencing.

6. Document client outcomes from the care plan in the case record and ensure appropriate record documentation for entire caseload.

7. Ensure that information-sharing is timely, and that it goes when and where it is needed.

8. Participate required program and staff meetings, including internal and external trainings.

9. Supervise the Housing Specialist.

10. Complete all required program reports.

11. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements


1. A relevant BA/BS degree is preferred. Five (5) years of experience as a housing specialist in New York City is required.

2. Supervisory experience required.

3. Good oral and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to effectively work as part of a team.

4. Demonstrated computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and electronic health record systems.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS, chronic medical conditions, mental illness, substance use, and homelessness, as well as a basic understanding of public benefits and entitlements.

6. Good organizational and time management skills and demonstrated ability to problem-solve using good judgment in a complex social and health services environment.

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.