Bill Wilson Center has a wonderful opportunity for a Housing and Employment Specialist at Rapid Rehousing (HUD) Under the direction of the Program Manager and working closely with program direct service staff, the Housing Specialist will provide information and referral services for housing and other community services to youth in the program and will ensure connection and retention to housing resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer VI- SPDAT on all youth to assess housing needs
Identify appropriate housing options for youth including Placed Based Housing and scattered site
Work in close partnership with FSP team to communicate youth's progress, issues and concerns
Assist youth with housing rental and lease applications, reference checks, W-9's,etc
Identify, secure, furnish and ensure safety issues are met and maintained of Place based housing
Assist youth in developing and implementing an "Individualized Action Plan" to meet short and long-term needs.
Utilize community resources to meet the needs of youth in the program, such as legal services, employment training or educational programs, and rental negotiations. Ensure that services are received by coordinating with the referral agencies.
Assess client’s skills, aptitudes, and interests using information from school records, test scores, career interest profiles, and other relevant instruments to help them successfully attain program objectives.
Interview and evaluate readiness status of clients for enrollment into education, employment & training programs.
Develop and maintain employer relationships; contact employers to develop direct placement and on-the-job training positions.
Connect youth to resources to ensure successful housing and employment placements
Attend support service meetings with the youth if needed.
Coordinate and facilitate training for program staff on resources available to youth in the community
Complete case note documentation, reports in a timely basis.
Maintain statistical data and complete reports as appropriate to evaluate effectiveness of services delivered
Attend agency and other program meetings as appropriate.
Must be able to communicate effectively, get along with coworkers and management and deal effectively and professionally under pressure.
Transport clients to appointments, meetings, etc. as needed.
Participate in all meetings and training sessions as required
Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement activities and initiatives
Participate in agency Safety initiatives and proactively report safety issues to management immediately
Regular attendance required.
Other duties as may be assigned.