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Housing Specialist-HRR for the Golden West Building

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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

PAY:19.50

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide client housing assessments and develop goal-driven plans.
  • Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to clients.
  • 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 into housing.
  • Provide ongoing retention support for HRR clients placed in permanent housing.
  • Collaborate with HRR program staff to develop goal-driven client plans.
  • 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 database.
  • As required, assist with transitional housing intakes and move-ins for the HRR program.
  • Facilitate Rent Well classes, workshops, and events as needed.
  • Provide assistance to other members of the HRR team as needed.
  • Assist in completing required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 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 skills.
    • Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
    • Knowledge and skills in working with individuals challenged by homelessness, health, mental health, and/or chemical dependency issues.
    • 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 solver.
    • 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 instructions.
    • Demonstrated expertise in assisting individuals in developing individualized plans and providing ongoing support as they work to achieve goals.
      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • 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 alcohol.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with clients who have mental health diagnoses and chemical dependency is desirable.
      • 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 coverage.
      • Must be able to demonstrate excellent computer skills.
      • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
      • 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 dignity.
      • 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 Disabilities

        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 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Central City Concern, Vancouver , Housing Specialist-HRR for the Golden West Building, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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