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Specialist - Homeless Services - F/T

posted 10/9/2019

Status

Full time

Category

Crisis & Development Services

Description

SPECIALIST – HOMELESS SERVICES

Grade 8 - Start Rate $14.41 per hour

Full-time 37.5 hours/week with flexibility required

Monday through Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Midtown plaza in Oswego

The availability of one Specialist position has been announced to provide intervention and case management services to at-risk and homeless individuals and families to prevent homelessness or assist with obtaining new housing. 

  • Assess household for program eligibility and conduct housing goal plans.
  • Provide crisis intervention and supportive counseling.
  • Assist households in locating/retaining housing and addressing basic needs.
  • Advocate for individuals with landlords, DSS, and other community service providers.
  • Make referrals to community service providers to meet the needs of the household.
  • Provide consumers with information and resources on various barriers to housing retention.
  • Accompany consumers to mediation, legal or other housing appointments.
  • Determine assistance levels based upon a needs assessment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to establish/maintain relationships with service providers, consumers and staff.
  • Must be flexible with work schedule in order to meet the needs of the program.
  • Must work in a professional, objective manner and display good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Must model appropriate problem resolution and living skills.
  • Staff must have acceptable ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position including readily negotiating stairs, lifting up to 25 pounds and transporting.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License with a driving background within policy and access to a reliable, properly insured vehicle for travel and transport.

Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree; and three years’ experience with families or adolescents; or any acceptable combination of education, experience and training.  

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