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Program Director-BWR

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Job Title:

Housing Specialist

Reports To:

Department/Group:

St. Petersburg Free Clinic/Baldwin Women’s Residence and Men’s Residence

Position Types:

Full-Time

Location:

St. Petersburg, FL

Travel Required:

Pinellas County

Summary

The Housing Specialist is to assist residents from the Baldwin Women’s
and the SPFC Men’s Residence find and maintain affordable housing
within the private rental market and provide supportive services
while residents’ transition into and maintain permanent housing.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with housing resources in
Pinellas County. Work within a program for people recovering from
substance abuse and homelessness.

General Statement of Duties

Provide a variety of office and field activities to assist residents obtain
housing, maintain stability and self-sufficiency. Establish
relationships with property owners/managers to acquire housing
opportunities for residents. Work with residents and landlords to
complete documentation needed for the application and move-in
process. Provide supportive services to promote self-sufficiency,
integration into the community, and permanent housing. Collaborate
with the Case Managers to successfully place residents into permanent
housing. Work with the residents to determine if they qualify for any
funding or other assistance to acquire housing. Perform
administrative tasks involved in the review and maintenance of a
caseload and compliance with reporting requirements in a timely
manner. Conduct site visits and other follow-up to assist past
residents to maintain housing and long-term abstinence.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Work with residents, in collaboration with their Case Manager, to
    determine their specific housing needs and eligibility for any
    funding. Develop a housing procurement, financial, and
    self-sufficiency budget and case plan.

  • Build and maintain relationships with landlords to establish resources for
    housing.

  • Create and maintain consistent communication channels, both verbal and
    written between several parties (i.e. tenant, landlord, referral
    source, collaborating agencies, debtors, and creditors).

  • Serve as an ongoing liaison between property managers/landlords and
    residents. Assist conflicting parties to resolve issues.

  • Apply knowledge of residential lease contracts to educate residents of
    their rights and responsibilities.

  • Keep accurate records, monthly outcome reports, and record resident
    progress in PHMIS (Pinellas HMIS) on a timely basis.

  • Maintain a complete working file for each resident, providing activity
    documentation and copies of all corresponding paperwork.

  • Transport residents as deemed necessary. Transportation requirements should be
    limited to housing and occasional visits to relevant social service
    agencies.

  • Comply with and maintain knowledge of Federal/local regulations along with
    privacy and confidentiality laws.

  • Attend job-related meetings and workshops.

  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources, social service agencies, housing
    programs, HUD guidelines, and rental properties in Pinellas County.

  • Strong administrative, communication, customer service and financial
    management skills.

  • An Associate’s Degree in Business, Human Services or a related field.

  • Intermediate computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • English language required. Spanish speaking ability preferred.

  • Understanding of and concern for issues of homelessness and recovery from
    substance abuse.. Prior experience working with chronically homeless
    individuals preferred.

  • Must have vehicle with required insurance, valid Florida driver’s
    license, and clean driving record