Isolation Facility Housing Specialist

, Posted May 20, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida

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Application Due Jun 03, 2020

Description

On behalf of the Non Congregate Shelter Program, Changing Homelessness, Inc. is posting a contract position with an expected employment period of no less than six months.  This is a temporary contract position with a pay rate of $20 per hour, 20 hours per week. There is one part-time position available.  If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to resumeschi@gmail.com by close of business on Wednesday, June 3rd.

The COVID-19 Non Congregate Shelter program is a multi-agency effort to provide shelter for homeless individuals in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Isolation Facility Housing Specialist will build and manage a landlord network to support the rapid re-housing needs of the Non-Congregate shelter residents placed in hotels in response to COVID-19 isolation and social distancing precautionary measures. The position is responsible for identifying, securing, and sharing available housing stock with the Isolation Facility Rapid Rehousing Case Managers as a potential permanent housing solution for clients exiting the hotel stay.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Proactively seek out new housing opportunities • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with landlords and property managers (private, commercial, and non-profit) through regular contact and positive engagement. • Establish standards for affordable safe housing and create a vetting process for landlords and property management companies. • Create and maintain a Housing Directory of available housing units and housing providers. • Provide consistent updates on housing availability to the Isolation Facility Rapid Rehousing Case Managers. • Research, develop, and maintain knowledge of landlord/tenant laws. • Investigate tenant/landlord complaints and facilitate conflict resolution between parties involved. • Act as liaison between landlord, client, and the Isolation Facility Rapid Rehousing Case Managers, as needed. • Demonstrates a commitment to Housing First and to serve all people with respect and compassion.

Qualifications

• Housing First orientation • Systems and expertise working/meeting virtually • Conflict Resolution • HMIS database management input and reporting • Successfully pass Level 2 background check

Education and Experience

• Real estate or property management experience preferred • Past experience with homelessness preferred

Salary/Salary Range

Pay rate of $20 per hour, 20 hours per week

Company/Organization

Changing Homelessness, Inc.

http://changinghomelessness.org/

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