Bilingual Housing Specialist

  • LOCATION

    Bronx, NY

  • JOB TYPE

    Temporary / Consulting

  • EXPERIENCE

    1 year(s)

  • SALARY

    Negotiable

  • JOB ID

    U1053279

About The Opportunity

A medical clinic in New York City is currently seeking an Spanish-speaking professional to join their growing staff as their new Bilingual Housing Specialist. In this role, the Bilingual Housing Specialist will be responsible for establishing solid working relationships with shelter and supportive housing providers, managing agents and landlords and preparing / assisting consumers with accessing shelter and/or the housing application / interview process. Apply today!

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Medical Clinic

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Bilingual Housing Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Providing accurate, complete, and timely documentation regarding securing housing
  • Identifying housing options and assisting clients with housing applications
  • Presenting workshops for clients and training for staff
  • Identifying and remediating barriers to permanent housing

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 1+ year of experience working with working with low-income persons who are at risk of Homelessness and/or persons with Mental Illness and/or Substance Abuse
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience with housing placements in NYC
  • Familiar with Housing Entitlement Programs in NY, such as shelter, LINC, Enhanced One Shot Deal, Come Home NY, etc.
  • Computer savvy
  • Microsoft Office/Suite proficient (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Solid assessment and documentation skills
  • Patient oriented
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of DHS CARES system