Housing Choices helps our clients – individuals with developmental disabilities – to pursue independent living in community-based rental housing. Your job would be to help tenants with developmental disabilities maintain their rental apartments at rental properties. We see housing as a foundation for all other aspects of independent living, and our efforts are integral to helping our clients achieve housing stability.
You’ll collaborate as part of a tight-knit team of Resident Coordinators while providing a variety of housing support services to our clients: troubleshooting challenging situations with clients, helping them maintain their housing, and becoming an important part of their lives. You’ll regularly marshal different resources for your clients, including family, social service, legal, and financial assistance. You’ll support clients through interpersonal conflicts, administrative logistics, and healthy lifestyle choices.
Each client has specific needs, and you’ll help them find options that fit their requirements. You'll guide clients through understanding their lease agreements as well as helping them to understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant. You’ll act as a liaison with the property manager for the residents, their other support staff, and their family members.
We're looking for a highly skilled professional who is driven to help people with developmental disabilities succeed in a community housing environment. You are a great listener, empathetic, and know how to set clear professional boundaries. You are able to communicate complex options in straight-forward ways to clients who possess a range of listening and processing abilities and prior life experiences.
You are comfortable working in teams, being mentored by your supervisor, and taking initiative – and balancing these three methods of work. You provide extraordinary client service, act with integrity regarding ethical standards, and are dedicated to a diverse workplace. You balance your many responsibilities with ease and success. You are disciplined and consistent in using our electronic tools to track your time, client progress, and outcomes.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
AA degree or two years of college required—BA or BS degree is preferred
Relevant experience providing direct service to individuals with developmental disabilities or other low-income people
Valid California Driver's’ License, proof of automobile insurance, and a clean driving record
Pass Department of Justice criminal background check
We deeply value knowledge of affordable housing and recurring housing issues faced by our clients.