Housing Access Advocate
Servicing people with various types of disabilities and walks of life.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
To assist the facilitation, and advocacy, of people who have disabilities in moving to a home of their own, in the community
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Housing Access Coordinator is required to work independently with consumers in their homes and in the community. Serves as primary contact for housing. Complete intake and follow up meeting with participants. Assists participants in developing household budgets. Create person centered planning related to housing. researching available affordable and supportive housing options; developing relationships with landlords, brokers and housing programs; Identify and collaborate with potential local housing stakeholders and community partners; Assess all information and referral inquiries to assure effective advocacy and financial support; Engage landlords to create housing opportunities; Develop partnerships with housing and community providers to assist in housing. Accompanies participants as they are looking for housing. Assists participants in reviewing and completing rental applications and lease agreements. Meets and negotiates with landlords and property staff. Problem solve housing issues as they arise with staff, advocates, and housing programs; Complete data submission of rental subsidy and cash assistance; Communicate with caseworkers and persons of support monthly. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner.
MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accompanies participants as they are looking for housing, oversees persons personal and financial relationships.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
Education: High School Diploma
Housing Access coordination Certificate(Completion prior to employment)
-One year experience with individual time management
-One year working with individuals with mental health diagnosis or health care field
-One year of client documentation
-One year of call center experience or customer service
Other: -Must have quite area designated for office space
-Must have reliable transportation and insurance
Web searching, Typing 25 WPM, Email Etiquette,Time management, Problem solving, Ability to manage stressful situations
-Must be willing to travel 30 miles a day or more
How to Apply: Resume