Housing Matcher

Job Title: Housing Matcher

Reports To: System Coordinator Program Director

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Housing Matcher will coordinate efforts with the Housing Navigator/Locator to identify and successfully match available housing inventory with the homeless program participants.

Position Duties:
  • Work with System Program Director, Housing Navigators and Housing Locators to execute referrals and successfully match clients to available housing resources

  • Participate in County-wide SPA meetings to provide information on permanent supportive housing opportunities.

  • Work collaboratively with SPA leads, coordinators, and matchers to collect resources and document referrals for permanent supportive housing opportunities.

  • Work with internal system staff, DHS, DMH, local housing authorities, and permanent supportive housing providers for oversight of permanent housing referral and attached supportive services.

  • Actively research and source housing inventory of permanent supportive housing opportunities entered into the CES and provide formal and informal feedback on system delivery

  • Facilitating community presentations to educate stakeholders and community groups regarding homeless housing needs

Expected Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service or related field. (Equivalent of 5 years’ experience in comparable field)

  • Good knowledge and understanding of assigned programs

  • Thorough knowledge of Housing 1st model

  • Experience with homeless, vulnerable and/or diverse population

  • Real Estate knowledge and experience preferred

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, computer literacy and willingness to learn other applications

  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and the ability to make decisions independently and in collaboration with staff across the system and external partners

  • Ability to develop and nurture long term relationships with community property owners and landlords

Additional Agency Requirements:

  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License and a clean driving record

  • Must have valid driver’s insurance

  • Background check

  • Proof of TB testing and resolution

  • Participate in Agency Program Training

  • Negative Drug and Alcohol testing (including Marijuana)

  • CPR/First Aid Certification

    An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
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