• Engagement Coordinator: Housing Specialist

    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Specialty Services
    Work Schedule
    mon-fri 9a-5p
  • Overview

    The Homeless and Housing Resource Team Engagement Coordinator: Housing Specialist” will work with persons experiencing homelessness or at immediate risk for homelessness who are moving into safe haven transitional housing. The Engagement Coordinator: Housing Specialist” will provide housing assessment, search & location, and coordination to ensure the program participants have access to permanent housing options. This position will also assist participants in eliminating barriers to permanent housing.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct a housing assessment for each participant that identifies preferences and barriers to permanent housing
    • Develop and execute a stable housing plan with each participant
    • Assist participants with the housing application process with the COC and other eligible housing options
    • Assist participants with housing education and rights
    • Conduct housing search on behalf of and with participants; develop relationships with local landlords
    • Assist participant in identifying resources for housing related expenses such as security deposits, rent, utilities, furnishings, etc.
    • Assist with coordination of move to new permanent housing
    • Providing collaborative planning, referral and monitoring of treatment and support services
    • Connecting persons with resources to address immediate needs including but not limited to: primary care, home healthcare, mental/behavioral healthcare treatment, entitlements, supportive employment resources, and housing.
    • Collaborating and coordinating with community partners, referrals sources, providers and advocating on behalf of persons being served in the project
    • Completing required documentation and data entry in a clear, accurate, and timely fashion
    • Ability to collaborate and facilitate relationships and consensus among persons, natural resources, and multidisciplinary providers from many different disciplines
    • Ability and desire to work in the community and home –based setting

    Qualifications

    • Strong working knowledge of Indianapolis apartment rental community, fair housing regulations, and continuum of care guidelines
    • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 4 or more year’s experience working with persons experiencing homelessness, mental health needs and in housing navigation services
    • Available to work weekdays and some evenings
    • Ability and desire to work as part of a team that spans across multiple partner agencies
    • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills
    • Must hold a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and provide own, insured, transportation

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