Job Application - Catholic Charities Of Chemung Schuyler

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Housing Solutions Specialist

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, the Housing Solutions Specialist (HSS) core function is to develop a financial plan to assist those at-risk, in retaining their present housing and any arrear payments for eviction prevention. The HSS will also assist those who are homeless in rapidly regaining housing. The HSS will identify and/or secure housing subsidies going forward in accordance to the funding sources regulations. All participants being served will receive case management provisions such as, but not limited to; direct services to consumers that are at risk of becoming homeless. The HSS will conduct assessments; develop and implement individual service plans; assist consumers in achieving goals; teach and/or assist consumers on establishing stable housing, communication and self-advocacy skills; assist in accessing and maintaining entitlements/benefits; assist residents in meeting the obligations of tenancy.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.       The HSS will meet regularly with the Emergency Services program coordinator (PC) to review file documentation.

2.       The HSS is responsible for file documentation in accordance with funding regulations, agency policy, procedure, or business practice.

3.       The HSS is responsible for screening individuals and families requesting assistance with homeless prevention services, the HSS will complete the intake/admissions process will determine eligibility and communicate eligibility decision in a dignified, timely fashion.

4.       The HSS will participate in agency orientation of program operations, policy, procedure, goals, and objectives.

5.       The HSS will facilitate the integration of the resident into the community, using community-based services whenever possible.

6.       The HSS will develop a financial plan of housing assistance in accordance with funding sources regulations. Meet at minimum every 30 days or as needed with participants receiving financial assistance through the rental assistant funds. 

7.       The HSS will completed accurate Housing Quality Standards Inspections (HQS) on each location in receipt of the rental assistant funds. The HSS will identify the best housing available at a rate equal to or less than the published FMR.

8.       The HSS maintains accurate case file records and reports based on the requirements of each funding source/program.

9.       HSS’s will complete 6-month housing stability follow up via email, phone, face to face, mailings, and document in the HMIS software system in order to report accurately for quarterly reporting.

10.   The HSS will maintain accurate and pertinent records in Housing Information Management System (HMIS).

11.   The HSS will act as a resource to ensure that the resident has access to services and to ensure that the rights and confidentiality of the resident are not overlooked or denied.

12.   The HSS is required to attend staff meetings, treatment team / provider meetings, and staff development/training seminars in accordance with agency policy, procedure, or business practice.

13.   The HSS is responsible for screening individuals and families requesting assistance with homeless prevention services, the HSS will complete the intake/admissions process will determine eligibility and communicate eligibility decision in a dignified, timely fashion.

14.   The HSS will complete an initial assessment of need to ensure immediate prevention needs are taken care of to prevent homelessness and provide Case Management to clients to increase housing stability.

15.   Other duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

          Associates’ degree in Human Services or equivalent experience.

          Two years of experience in Human Services or related field.

          A combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the Executive Director.