Institute for Community Living, Inc. Housing Coordinator-SL539101 in Long Island City, New York
NOTE: All applicants must comply with ICL”s vaccination policy. Individuals selected for employment cannot begin working until they provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).
The Housing Coordinator promotes the attainment of resident permanent housing goals by ongoing assessment of resident housing needs and preferences and the development of housing opportunities in the community.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
Develop and maintain relationships with housing providers and the Veterans Administration.
Develop and maintain community resources guides for each of the five boroughs.
Find suitable permanent housing in the community.
Serve as a liaison between the residence and landlords regarding move-in schedules, leases, rent and utility issues;
Collaborate with case management staff to understand the specific housing needs and preferences of residents and act accordingly when searching for housing options.
Serve as liaison to the Veteran’s Administration to identify housing for residents that qualify for VA housing.
Participate in ongoing reviews of existing linkages for their adequacy and seek to extend the program’s and ICL’s linkages as part of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Document efforts to locate and secure housing for residents.
Assist in the orientation of new personnel when requested.
Maintain up-to-date, accurate individual paper and electronic case records as directed by the Program Director..
Comply with attendance and timekeeping rules and report reliably and regularly to work on an on-going basis.
Attend regularly scheduled clinical meetings, staff meetings and supervision as well as in-service training and development activities.
Review the staff communications log and make entries concerning essential elements of information designated by program management.
Obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
May have on-call responsibilities.
Comply and promote compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies helping to strengthen and maintain an ethical organizational culture.
Immediately report serious incidents, allegations of abuse, incidents, or sensitive situations and completes incident reports in accordance with agency policy.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Effective problem-solving skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to work with diverse individuals
Ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to make reasonable and sound evaluative judgments
Ability to create and compose written materials
Ability to effectively and efficiently respond to questions from persons served
Ability to read and understand lease, rental and utility agreements
Ability to present information to persons served and other employees
Ability to speak Spanish preferred
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience providing case management or housing services, or other relevant human service experience, or bachelor’s degree that required a one-year practicum working directly with individuals with mental disabilities (e.g., BSW) and one year above experience.
An associate’s degree in a health or human services field (see above fields) and three years of direct care experience,
A high school diploma/GED and four years of experience in providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, or substance abuse) or to homeless individuals. NYS Driver’s license a plus