Housing Stabilization Specialist

Job Title:

Housing Stabilization Specialist

Reports To:

Director of Program

Valley Oasis Coordinated Entry System provides comprehensive services designed to address the root cause of poverty and homelessness within SPA 1 of Los Angeles County. Clients may be mentally ill, have intellectual developmental disabilities, substance abuse issues, and chronic medical/physical disabilities, exiting institutions and are homeless.

Housing Stabilization Specialists act as case managers who provide intensive participant engagement, coordinate services, monitor housing plans and mutually designed goals while advocating for each client. The emphasis is on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Housing Stabilization Specialist works with clients which have been placed in housing. They are actively engaging clients to address any barriers or challenges which hinder the client from remaining in stable housing.

Position Duties:

Provides assistance in building client self-sufficiency around Family System in housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health and other social services;
Develop Housing/Service Plan with each client that includes connections to applicable community resources
Conduct and document client meetings to monitor progress; maintain client files and data integrity in HMIS
Complete weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as requested by lead agency management and/or supervisor
Attend funder meetings/trainings and community events as required by supervisor to maintain network of resources and services
Make documented referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers and subcontractors to provide collaborative services to clients
Maintain strict client and agency confidentiality
Participate in client review meetings and provide input to other SPA 1 Housing Navigator cases
Adhere to all agency policies and procedures
Be open and flexible to assisting other departments as needed

Expected Competencies:

MSW (or equivalent) or in process preferred
Good knowledge and understanding of assigned program
Thorough knowledge of Housing 1st and Harm Reduction models
Experience with homeless, vulnerable and/or diverse population
Respond to all persons in a calm, supportive and professional manner
Excellent verbal and written 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
Demonstrated ability to manage detailed reports and documentation, able to pay close attention to detail and work under deadlines; appropriately prioritizing while maintaining integrity and flexibility
Experienced in financial literacy, budgeting, motivational interview and knowledgeable of contracting to assist with landlord/lease issues

Additional Agency Requirements:

Must have a valid California Drivers 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;

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