Housing Coordinator, 185th Street Shelter

Required Credentials:

B.S. Degree. Spanish speaking a plus.

Required Experience:

Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in housing/homeless services, Preferably with individuals who identify as LGBTQ

Knowledge of low income housing in New York City, as well as special needs housing for young adults, including the NY/NY Supportive Housing and Section 8 housing.

Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.

Basic Job Functions:

With the client and case manager, exploring all options for permanent housing including reunification with family; supportive housing; group housing and independent living.

Utilizing vacancy rosters provided by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and other housing providers, identifies vacancies throughout the five boroughs and selects possible housing options to which clients can apply for placement.

Reviews , in collaboration with the Case Managers, the application package for each client to be sure documents are complete and the psychological evaluation is current, assists the client in submitting the application to the housing provider, and performs appropriate follow-up on submitted application.

Reviews the Overnight Report daily to become aware of new clients to be scheduled for orientation and to know if any clients have missed curfew and possibly a scheduled appointment for housing placement. Performs appropriate follow-up in either situation.

Conducts weekly individualized and group meetings for clients, focusing on housing placement issues and guiding them through the housing application process.

Visits housing providers' facilities to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with them and to get as much information as possible for the clients applying for placement.

Prepares clients for housing interviews, conducting mock interviews sessions, accompanies them on tours of facilities, and in general coordinates and facilitates the referral process.

Coordinates escort services for groups of clients going for housing placement interviews.

Reviews and updates the tracking system for submitted applications, interviews, and selections or denials. Performs follow-up to any denial of housing applications submitted to providers.

Maintains contact with the newly placed individual to help with issues that might result in a return to homelessness.

To apply: e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org EOE