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Position Title: Housing Specialist

Supervisor: Program Manager

Location: Sarasota

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.

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