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Housing Specialist

Location: Inglewood
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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Job Description Summary Under the supervision of the Housing Program Manager, the Housing Specialist will provide housing support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Housing support services will include assisting with applications for housing related services, providing referrals and resources, coordinating referrals, maintaining case notes and conducting follow-up; performing related administrative tasks; and managing local accordable housing resources information. This is a full-time position requiring flexible hours including evenings and some weekends. Essential Functions Assist clients with applications for housing related services, short-term housing assistance, and permanent housing placement. Provide information and referrals regarding services available to people living with HIV/AIDS. Determine eligibility, calculate income allowances, assets, and rent and perform data entry and/or continued eligibility assessment. Develop relationships with other community providers in order to facilitate an effective referral system. Remain familiar with current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development federal regulations as related to Section 8 housing. Work with client case managers and other care providers to ensure appropriate care coordination. Facilitate and mediate communication between client and landlord. Other projects as assigned to meet program and agency mission, goals and objectives. Attend regular staff meetings and provide updates on programmatic activities. Ability to work overtime and perform duties during weekends, holiday, and evenings when required. Regular attendance. Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required BA/BS in social work, human services, or equivalent; or three years of work experience in direct service as a Case Manager with HIV/AIDS clients, homeless clients or clients with other chronic illnesses. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in working with people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as impoverished and underserved communities and groups. Experience working with diverse ethnic and marginalized communities is a must, including, but not limited to the following populations: people of color; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning individuals; clients with limited English proficiency; undocumented immigrants; substance users; and homeless persons, of varying ages. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to a variety of cultures, languages and educational backgrounds. Fluent in Spanish preferred Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Have a valid CA Driver---s license, car insurance and reliable transportation OR be able to utilize public transportation for assignments is necessary Verification of employment eligibility. Passing of background check. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) --- read, reviewed and dated by a clinician. Supervisory Responsibilities This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities. Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions) Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, natural light from windows. Physical Requirements In the course of performing this job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, carrying (max. 20 lbs), lifting (max. 20 lbs), listening, and speaking. Mental Requirements This position requires someone that can accommodate any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; availability for on call/duty after regular working hours; and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others. COVID-19 Related To ensure maximum safety standards for staff and clients by requiring all staff and other workers (including interns, volunteers, consultants and contractors) to follow safety protocols related to COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants including but not limited to obtaining full vaccination status against COVID-19. Vaccination is a condition of employment. Company Description Special Service for Groups, Inc. --- better known as SSG --- is a non-profit health and human service organization dedicated to building and sustaining community-based programs that address the needs of vulnerable communities. Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide community-based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in greatest need. SSG has evolved into a model organization designed to provide services for diverse groups with maximum efficiency and impact. This is achieved by developing and managing programs which serve our many communities by encouraging their involvement and self-sufficiency. SSG believes that the needs of groups and individuals cross traditional ethnic, racial and other cultural boundaries. SSG serves as a bridge between people with common needs to identify ways to pool resources for the greater good of all.

Keywords: SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS, Inglewood , Housing Specialist, Other , Inglewood, California

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