CAMBA’s The Kings Inn Family Shelter is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. It provides comprehensive case management services to 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. The two story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.
Position: Housing Specialist
Reports To: Director of Social Services
Location: 87-02 23rd Ave, Flushing, NY 11369
What The Housing Specialist Does:
The Housing Specialist will develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and options. The Housing Specialist will also develop a series of monthly Housing readiness workshops, as well as provide individualized and group counseling on housing and entitlement related topics. The Housing Specialist will work on establishing linkages with community-based organizations, realtors, brokers and landlords and follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.In collaboration with the case manager(s), work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.