Bill Wilson Center Housing Specialists are responsible for locating housing for young adults and families and work quickly and independently in the fast paced housing market in Santa Clara County. You will conduct housing inspections, negotiate and build relationships with landlords and collaborate with community partners to secure housing for the people that need it most in our community!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify appropriate rental housing in the community of Santa Clara for young adults and families that is aligned with their needs and goals.
Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate available units
Engage Landlords to build and sustain relationships with Bill Wilson Center and our clients.
Network with landlords, renter’s associations, property management businesses, and county wide permanent housing providers.
Educate community members about the housing needs of clients and the importance of supportive housing.
Real Estate or Property Management experience with knowledge of housing availability in Santa Clara County required.
Current relationships with landlords/apartments/etc highly desirable.
Must be punctual, efficient and organized; effective and professional under pressure.
Ability to balance excellent client care with meeting deadlines and ensuring positive program goals and outcomes.
Experience providing services to clients of various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds or sexual identity who are overrepresented in homeless populations as well as working in different cultural environments.
An understanding of humility and respect for working with homeless youth and families.
Excellent communication skills - must be personable and informative when presenting BWC programs and services.
Valid California driver's license with access to a personal vehicle
Fingerprint/background check and TB test required.