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Housing Specialist - Housing Coordinator

Company: Quadrant, Inc.
Location: Annandale
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Housing Specialist - Housing Coordinator
Annandale, VA

Experienced Housing Specialist
1+ years of experience as a Housing Specialist
1+ years of experience working within the HIV/AIDS community
Working knowledge or understanding of tenants' rights and responsibilities
Working knowledge of community resources
Working knowledge RW policies and procedures
Excellent communication skills
Must possess strong organizational skills and be detail oriented
Must be able to lift, carry and handle equipment, supplies and other work site materials based on position duty requirements
Must demonstrate good internal and external customer service skills
Ability to maintain complex record keeping, budgeting, and mathematical skills
Ability to produce required reports to federal and state governments and funding sources
Ability to work collaboratively with other Care Management employees and service providers of many professions
Fluency in Spanish highly preferred
Obtain and keep HUD certification as a Housing Counselor within 3 years of employment
Bachelors Degree in Human Services or a 2-year degree in a Human Services related field preferred

Assess housing barriers of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to determine housing and service needs.
Determine that financial requests are legitimate and adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Ryan White (RW) grant program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and any additional requirements
Develop a housing procurement, financial, and self-sufficiency case management plan with clients. This shall include completion of all RW required assessments and forms.
Provide mediation and advocacy with landlords on the client's behalf to develop a workplace plan to obtain and maintain housing.
Assist participants in locating and securing housing per RW grant standards.
Maintain consistent communication channels, both written and verbal, between several parties, i.e. tenant, landlord, referral source, collaborating agencies, debtors, and creditors.
Provide information and referral assistance regarding available support from appropriate social service agencies and/or community programs. (e.g. Northern Virginia Family Services for other potential housing programs not covered by RW)
Assist in development of and encourage adherence to a personal budget through pro-active housing and budget counseling sessions; provide budget counseling and education to assist clients in establishing payments plans for bills and past debts to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining their housing.
Assist participants in development of a strength-based/solution-focused individualized goal and action plan that promotes permanent housing and self-sufficiency; develop an effective, timely referral network to ensure ongoing direction and support as needed.
Identify participant strengths and barriers to stability and assist participants to reducing barriers and linking to resources and services.
Provide proactive follow-up home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency; this includes support, advocacy, reducing isolation, listening, problem solving, and identification of resources to assist with reintegration of participants in the community.
Observe the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients and is aware of HIPAA guidelines.
Apply knowledge of residential lease contracts to educate clients regarding their rights and responsibilities.
Collect and report program data, including, but not limited to, the Housing Management Information System (HMIS) reporting and funders required data.
Maintain a complete working file providing activity documentation and copies of all corresponding paperwork.
Request, process, and mail monthly checks to landlords.
Successful applicant will obtain Virginia Housing Counselor certification following two years of employment with this agency.
The successful applicant will obtain trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction training in the first year of employment.
Obtain and keep HUD certification as a Housing Counselor within 3 years of employment.
Conduct community outreach, build relationships with lenders, realtors, and other professionals to develop referral sources and promote program awareness.
Assist with facilitating education workshops, including scheduling, marketing, and procuring speakers.
Perform other duties as assigned

*Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.

Keywords: Quadrant, Inc., Annandale , Housing Specialist - Housing Coordinator, Other , Annandale, Virginia

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