Position Available: Housing Resource Coordinator
Responsible for providing housing information services to people living with HIV/AIDS under the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program in the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) that includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union and York (SC) counties.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Conduct initial and ongoing interviews and counseling sessions with eligible clients to assist with locating, acquiring, financing, maintaining housing and resolving emergency situations.
- Provide advice and guidance to individuals and households in order to assist them in improving their housing condition and meeting the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership.
- Assist clients with establishing a Housing Plan that includes goals to assist clients with improving their housing and achieving self-sufficiency.
- Work with clients to resolve issues that may prevent tenancy such as poor credit or rent histories, or criminal backgrounds.
- Assist clients with assuring for linkages to, and retention in, medical care and treatment.
- Develop extensive referral resources for housing, vocational, employment and other social service resources, including emergency related needs.
- Make appropriate referrals on behalf of clients to assist with locating and maintaining housing
- Maintain an updated database of available housing resources and programs for people living with HIV and AIDS and other special needs.
- Establish and maintain professional relationship with clients and other social service workers
- Maintain and update regularly all client files in accordance with agency and HUD rules and requirements.
- Complete all monthly and annual reports, as required
- Interact with HIV case managers and other service providers to assess housing and related needs of mutual clients.
- Participate in community meetings related to housing and receive trainings, as available, on assisting clients with gaining benefits.
- Four-year college degree and/or three years experience working in housing or related field. Proficient in working with a personal computer (Word and Excel). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to provide services to individuals with diverse backgrounds. Ability to interact professionally with staff, board members, committees, agencies, and the general public. Ability to exercise good judgment, to handle confidential issues, and to work independently.
- Experience in providing counseling to low-to-moderate income individuals or families; possess evaluation skills for assessing community needs; demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team; excellent writing, speaking and listening skills; ability to work well with committees and community agencies.
- Possess knowledge of community resources and means of accessing them.
- Skilled in on-going outreach and engagement with clients
- Possess valid driver’s license, have reliable transportation, willingness and ability to travel within the Charlotte six-county MSA and to occasionally work non-traditional hours.
Resumes can be sent to: email@example.com no later than Friday, April 4th.