Housing Specialist

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Housing Specialist

Housing Specialist

Title: Housing Specialist Division: APAIT
FLSA: Non-Exempt Supervisor: Associate Director
Pay Range: $15.38/hr. – $16.82/hr. (DOE), plus comprehensive benefits

Date: 5/8/2014
Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Housing Specialist will provide housing support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Housing support services will include researching affordable housing resources, providing referrals and resources, coordinating referrals, maintaining case notes and conducting follow-up; performing related administrative tasks; and managing local accordable housing resources information. This is a full-time position requiring flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Essential Functions

  1. Assist clients with applications for housing related services, short-term housing assistance, and permanent housing placement.
  2. Provide information and referrals regarding program and services available to people living with HIV/AIDS.
  3. Determine eligibility, calculate income allowances, assets, and rent and perform data entry and/or continued eligibility.
  4. Develop relationships with other community agencies in order to facilitate an effective referral system.
  5. Remain familiar with current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development federal regulations as related to Section 8.
  6. Work with client case managers and other care providers to ensure appropriate care coordination.
  7. Facilitate and mediate communications with client and landlord needs.
  8. Ability to work overtime and perform duties during weekends, holiday, and evenings when required.
  9. Regular attendance.

Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. 1. BA/BS in social work, human services, or equivalent or two years of similar work experience.
  2. 2. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in working with HIV/AIDS population, impoverished and under-served communities and groups.
  3. 3. Ability to work with diverse communities including but not limited to people of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgender/questioning communities, monolingual and/or undocumented immigrants, persons living with HIV/AIDS, substance users, and homeless persons, of varying ages.
  4. 4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff from a variety of cultures, languages and educational backgrounds.
  5. 5. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of PC hardware and software (i.e.,Windows, DOS, word processing, spreadsheets and databases).
  6. 6. Valid California driver’s license, plus proof of car insurance.
  7. 7. Reliable transportation.
  8. 8. Verification of employment eligibility.
  9. 9. Passing of background check.
  10. 10. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) – read, reviewed and dated by a clinician.

Non-Essential Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Fluent in Spanish and/or an Asian language.
Supervisory Responsibilities
1. This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities.

Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions)
1. Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, natural light from windows.

Physical Requirements
1. In the course of performing this job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, frequent driving, carrying (max.20lbs), lifting (max. 20lbs), listening, and speaking.

Mental Requirements
1. This position requires someone that can accommodate to any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; availability for on call/duty after regular working hours; and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others.

Application Process
Please submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to:

Peter Cruz, Associate Director at peterc@apaitonline.org.

Form 383
Special Service for Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer