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Position Title:          Housing Specialist
Supervisor:              SSVF Program Manager        
Location:                  Pasco
Work Schedule:       Full Time
     

SUMMARY: The Housing Specialist I shall provide direct services to enable eligible clients to locate affordable, safe and sanitary housing. The Housing Specialist will network with owners and managers of housing units, and maintain a list of landlords that can readily assist our clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Responsible for identifying and engaging landlords through a variety of methods in order to develop sufficient affordable housing stock for RRH program
•    Assists eligible families in locating and renting suitable housing; computing and preparing financing arrangements and monitoring owner/tenant compliance with standards
•    Maintain linkage between Agency, landlord and client
•    Develop and maintain (i.e., update) a database/listing of available housing stock for clients
•    Responsible for coordinating and/or performing Housing Inspection
•    Makes referrals to agencies and departments for the resolution of applicant housing issues
•    Investigates tenant and owner complaints and conducts follow-up visits
•    Makes appropriate referrals for assistance when client’s needs cannot be met
•    Maintains required client, legal and administrative record and statistical data as required by SVdPSP and program funders including use of HSMIs
•    Responsible for collecting all necessary documentation for client files
•    Networks and collaborates with other agencies and represents the agency at community functions, which may include public speaking and presentations as directed by Program Manager
•    All other duties as assigned
•    Demonstrates a commitment to serve all people with respect and compassion
•    Works in a spirit of cooperation with all external and internal stakeholders
•    Valid Florida driver’s license and clean driving record if driving an agency vehicle or a personal vehicle for company business.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•    Able to speak, write and understand English
•    Possess basic computer skills
•    Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups
•    Flexible work schedule including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
•    Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task
•    Ability to organize, prioritize, self-motivate, and deliver results
•    Excellent communication and listening skills
•    Possess strong work ethics
•    Successfully pass Law Enforcement background screening
•    Mission driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
•    Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ABILITIES
•    This position requires a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
•    Minimum two years’ experience serving homeless or at-risk families and/or individuals in crisis
 

St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  EEO/ADA/DFWP Employer.

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