Housing Assistant-New Providence Women’s Shelter
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Post Date: Dec 23, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Description
Title:                 Housing Assistant
Program:         New Providence Women’s Shelter
Program Description
The New Providence Women’s Shelter is a 130 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities, and housing placement assistance. Additionally, an on-site Article 28 Clinic provides primary and behavioral health care services.
Overall Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Director of Social Services and the Housing team, the Housing Assistant is responsible for identifying housing options for the clients, especially the long-term stayers, and assisting the clients in preparing and submitting applications so permanent housing can be obtained, the lengths of stay in the shelter can be reduced, and clients can obtain independence and return to their communities; performs related duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties of the Housing Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities:
•        Visit housing providers’ facilities and independent landlords to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with them and to get as much information as possible for the clients applying for placement.
•        Prepare clients for housing interviews, conducting mock interview sessions, accompanying them on tours of facilities, and in general coordinate and facilitate the referral processes.
•        Coordinates escorts services for groups of clients going for housing placement interviews.
•        Review and update the tracking system for submitted applications, interviews and selections or denials. Performs special follow-up on any denial of housing applications submitted to housing providers.
•        Works collaboratively with Case Managers and the Housing Coordinator on housing options for clients and having the documented financial resources for submitting the applications to the housing provider.
•        Attends and participates in the weekly Performance for Permanency (P4P) case management conferences.
•        Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services.
Physical Activities
While performing the duties of this position, the Housing Assistant must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and reach or squat to get records from the files. The Housing Assistant must be able to use the New York City Transit system to escort clients to scheduled appointments, interviews, or meetings in any of the five boroughs.

Education Requirements
All candidates must have a High School Diploma.
Experience Requirements
A minimum of 1) year of progressively responsible experience working with mentally ill individuals or homeless individuals.

Skills
Housing Options:        A knowledge of low-income housing in New York City as well as special needs housing.
Organizational skills: The ability to work independently and to initiate corrective actions to help clients seeking permanent housing.
Interpersonal skills:         Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.
Computer skills:         Must have knowledge of case management software as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and EXCEL.


Notes
*Project Renewal has covid vaccination policy for all employees. If hired, since we have city sponsored programs, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and proof of vaccination prior to employment with us.

To apply: e-mail: resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: careers@projectrenewal.org


Contact Details

Email: careers@projectrenewal.org