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Housing Solutions Specialist-Schuyler

We are Hiring!


Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is growing and seeking a Housing Solutions Specialist to join our Team.


Catholic Charities’ mission is to support all people in need and advocate for social justice and human dignity in partnership with the Diocese of Rochester and the greater community. We envision a just and compassionate community rooted in love and the dignity of all people. Our objectives are to address the needs of the community’s most vulnerable people and to challenge conditions causing poverty and despair.


If you're looking for an opportunity to express and explore your passion for helping others, then join a team that truly makes a difference DAILY, in people's lives. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful candidates who have enthusiasm for helping people. We have supportive leadership who invest in our people and provide opportunities for employees to thrive, grow and learn.


Don't miss out on being a part of something special!


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 with 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:

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

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

·           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.

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

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

·           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. 

·           The HSS will complete 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.

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

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

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

·           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.

·           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.

·           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.

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

·           Other duties as assigned.

Position Title:  Housing Solutions Specialist

Salary: $20.00-20.50/hr. depending on education and experience.

Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

Who are we looking for?

·         Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

·         Someone who values partnership and works well both individually and as a part of a team.

·         Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.

·         Someone who is a great communicator and has exemplary attention to detail.




·         Associate 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.


What you will get:

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program.

·         Salary: $20.00-20.50/hr. depending on education and experience.

·         Full-time, non-exempt position, working 35 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance!

·         Paid Time Off: Accrue up to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.

·         Holidays: 12 paid holidays

·         NY State Paid Sick Leave

·         Agency Sick Leave

·         Medical Insurance

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Group and Term Life Insurance

·         Short-Term Disability

·         Long-Term Disability

·         Supplemental Insurances

o   Hospital

o   Accident

o   Auto

o   Pet

o   Specified Disease

·         Flexible Spending Account

·         Legal Plan

·         Identity Plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         403b Retirement Plan, with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)

·         My Better Benefits – provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.

Our hiring process and timeline:

·         Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled.

·         Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.

·         In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening

·         In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers

Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.

***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet