Housing Specialist-HRR for the Golden West Building
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: November 25, 2022
This position is part of the Housing Rapid Response (HRR) team.
Primary responsibilities include supporting clients as they move
into permanent housing through the identification of housing
resources and opportunities. This includes assessing program and
permanent housing participant needs, providing assistance in
obtaining permanent housing, and working in collaboration with CCC
staff and external partners. Additionally, this position is
responsible for providing retention support services to ensure
former program participants remain stable in permanent housing.
This position requires a high level of collaboration with a diverse
team to achieve positive outcomes for clients. The person will be
working with Clients that are or have been involved with the
Criminal Justice System.
CLOSE DATE: 10/13/22 SENIORITY BID CLOSE DATE: 10-10-22
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
- Provide client housing assessments and develop goal-driven
- Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to
- Pursue affordable housing options for CCC participants and
assist them in accessing affordable housing.
- Work with internal and external housing providers to assure
coordinated and streamlined transitions out of homelessness and
- Provide ongoing retention support for HRR clients placed in
- Collaborate with HRR program staff to develop goal-driven
- Input and maintain accurate records of clients' progress in
working toward individualized housing goals using MS Word, MS
Excel, and other software.
- Manage client records and perform data entry using the HMIS
- As required, assist with transitional housing intakes and
move-ins for the HRR program.
- Facilitate Rent Well classes, workshops, and events as
- Provide assistance to other members of the HRR team as
- Assist in completing required documentation in a timely and
- Adhere to all state and federal privacy and security
regulations applicable to the program and CCC policies and
agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
- Attend appropriate training and events.
- Participate in compliance, quality assurance, and quality
improvement activities as directed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong time management, follow-through, and organization
- Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary
- Knowledge and skills in working with individuals challenged by
homelessness, health, mental health, and/or chemical dependency
- Knowledge and skills in working with individuals that have
criminal background barriers.
- Ability to successfully interact and communicate clearly with
various people, including landlords, partnering agencies,
supervisors, and co-workers.
- Ability to be creative, innovative, and a progressive problem
- Ability to perform considerable inter-city travel.
- Ability to display a non-judgmental attitude and a willingness
to learn new skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work without supervision and as a
member of a team.
- Ability to learn and apply training instruction.
- Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries and to
de-escalate volatile situations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to individuals with
multiple barriers to housing.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written
- Demonstrated expertise in assisting individuals in developing
individualized plans and providing ongoing support as they work to
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Two-year/ A.A. degree preferred.
- Must have experience with data entry.
- Ability to adhere to Central City Concern's drug-free workplace
encourages a safe, healthy, and productive work environment and
strictly complies with the Drug-Free Work Place Ace of 1988.An
employee shall not, in the workplace, unlawfully manufacture,
distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance or
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with clients
who have mental health diagnoses and chemical dependency is
- Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. A
cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
- Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle,
qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City
Concern's Fleet Safety policy; pass an initial drivers training
within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued
recertification training, and maintain vehicle insurance coverage
of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability
- Must be able to demonstrate excellent computer skills.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
- Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach,
pull and lift heavy objects.
- Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
- Must adhere to the agency's non-discrimination policies.
- Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients
with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political
affiliations, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual
orientations and treat each individual with respect and
- Applicant must be able to work in all CCC buildings. Some CCC
buildings have restrictions due to criminal background and/or
active probation and parole.
Central City Concern is a second-chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding the consideration of criminal background
for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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