Bonus: $3,000, $1,500 at 3 months, $1,500 at 6 months
Supervises a team of housing navigators and permanent supportive housing staff assigning caseloads, monitoring program activities and outcomes, assuring compliance with documentation, service quality, and grant requirements
Assist clients in obtaining a lease and all matters related to the lease, including identifying or securing housing subsidies.
Maintains files and records as needed to secure affordable housing opportunities for clients.
Maintains relationships with existing landlords.
Maintains relationships with multiple real estate brokers.
Maintains relationships with housing agency staff.
Maintains relationships with Bay Cove staff ,and other community partners. Keeps current on fair housing laws and reasonable accommodations within the ADA.
Schedules and holds walk in housing workshops for clients
Creates low barrier low threshold protocols to help clients access housing
Assist in the movement of furniture and supplies as needed to set up and close apartments.
Maintains housing related data on Excel spreadsheets.
Communicates routinely with Director of shelter and other Housing staff regarding the status of units.
Attends required orientation and training, including in service and supervisor training, conferences and seminars.
Attends weekly coordination meetings
Maintains the residential/commercial lease schedule and implements rent escalators as needed
Provides housing training to new Bay Cove staff members, and to staff employed by Bay Coves sub-contractors
Supervises the Housing Support Worker Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Housing.
BA preferred and 5 years work history in the housing field.
Current driver's license.
Previous experience in housing advocacy or search.
Ability to attend meetings at various sites throughout the day.
Ability to go up and down stairs to evaluate units.
Must be able to work independently and manage time well.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, other care providers, family and community members.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team context.
Professional documentation and communication skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with landlords, real estate agents, housing authorities and agencies, and other staff.
Must be proficient in Word for routine written communication.
Ability to access and use the Internet on a regular basis in order to conduct thorough housing searches.
Housing/Book keeping software knowledge preferred, but not required.
A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $47,520 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Occupations within community services may include:
Health educators and community health workers
Marriage and Family Therapists
Medical and Health Services Managers
School and Career Counselors
Mental Health Counselors
As stated above, it is expected that employment will continue to grow in this area as it is a people occupation.