Housing Specialist

New England Farm Workers Council Inc Holyoke, MA $19.00 per hour
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SUMMARY:    The primary responsibility of the Housing Search Specialist is to facilitate the rehousing efforts for each family assigned. The housing Specialist works with the case management team to develop a plan for permanent residency. The Housing Specialist works with vendors and community partners to ensure suitable placement is met in a timely manner.

 REQUIREMENTS:     

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years of related case management experience preferred.  
  • Shelter, Housing and /or case management work experience in may be considered as a substitute for education.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly encouraged 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure DHCD procedures and policies are followed per established guidelines
  • Ensure SRI (211) funds are tracked and calculated in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Develop and assist all participants with rehousing plans.
  • Convey program and participant needs to Case Management Supervisor.
  • Attend community and regional meetings regarding all efforts for addressing permanent housing for homeless families.
  • Provide transportation to participants to/from appointments when necessary.
  • Meet regularly with case management to ensure participants needs are met.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with participants to assist in the transition to permanent housing.
  • Work with all stake holders to help facilitate residential placement.
  • Disseminate applications and other prudent material to participants and staff as need and/or required by the funding source.
  •  All other duties assigned by the Case Manager Supervisor or Management Team

SCHEDULE:        Full time: Monday-Friday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

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