The Gathering Place is a Drop-In Center in Brooklyn serving 75 homeless men and women 18 years and older. The Center is open from 6am to 8:30pm / 7-days-a-week and provides a safe, sanitary, and stable alternative to the street. The Center’s goal is to re-connect clients to treatment services and assist in their transition to temporary shelter and/or permanent housing.
Position: Housing Specialist
Reports To: Assistant Program Manager
Location: 2402 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11233
What The Housing Specialist Does:
The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) immediately formulate a plan and prepare clients for permanent housing placement; (2) engage individuals requiring social service assistance; (3) interview and evaluate clients, formulate Independent Living Plans and goals; and (4) locate and refer to appropriate community resources for clients.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.