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CAMBA’s The Landing 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 169 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. The three story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.
Position: Housing Specialist
Reports To: Senior Program Manager
Location: 94-00 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
What The Housing Specialist Does:
Develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and options.
Develop a series of monthly Housing readiness workshops.D
Provide individualized and group counseling on housing and entitlement related topics.
Organize and schedule presentations by local “housing experts” and/or landlords.
Establishing linkages with community-based organizations, realtors, brokers and landlords.
Assist case managers to schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
Assist case managers to escort clients to appointments (apartment viewings, public benefits, educational, medical, social service, etc.).
Assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and may process applications on clients’ behalf.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal history information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.