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Case Manager/Housing Specialist

Henry Street Settlement

Description

• Coordinate all social services for residents including working interactively in the development of Independent Living Plan (ILP) service plans
• Provide individual/family counseling
• Provide crisis intervention counseling
• Formulate service plans and goals and assist clients to implement service plans
• Develop and implement employability plans with residents and the agencies employment program
• Ensure shelter’s rules and regulations are communicated to residents and that clients understand and work towards meeting their responsibilities as outlined in their Independent Living Plan (ILP)
• Accompany residents to appointments including: public assistance, apartment viewing, interviews, lease signing, and furniture shopping when necessary
• Maintain and develop up-to-date information and resources to meet the diverse social services and housing needs of the families
• Assist clients in developing an independent living plans (ILP) to move families towards permanent housing
• Must have housing agents/realtor bank as well as to make contacts with new Landlords, Brokers, and other housing agents
• Establish and develop new linkages with real estate brokers and landlords. Maintain an active roster of real estate brokers and landlords. Make contacts with landlords and other housing agents
• Assist clients with completing relevant applications for housing subsidies and programs. Advocate on behalf of the clients to ensure that they receive the appropriate subsidies.
• Assist families seeking apartments in the public and private sector.

Qualifications

• Master’s Degree required; Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with indigent families
• Experience working with homeless population
• Strong case management skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Good judgment and problem solving ability
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to keep calm and work well with people
• Knowledge of computers such as Microsoft office, Outlook, etc.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of team concepts preferred
• Experience working with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) CARES system

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contact

To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org
In the subject line, please indicate “Case Manager/Housing Specialist”

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Posted on 05/30/18; CVMHA ID #12102