St Catherine's Center for Children Housing Specialist in Albany, New York
About the OrganizationSt Catherine's Center for Children offers a comprehensive range of programs designed to offer hope, foster growth, and improve the lives of the children and families we serve.
The Housing Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance to case managers to successfully house homeless families. This position supports and facilitate families' ability to participate in an active housing search. The Housing Specialists will coordinate service delivery to families through a large network of area service providers to help them secure permanent housing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
•Assess family's housing needs to ensure families are referred to appropriate housing based on their strengths and needs
•Establish and maintain professional working relationships with families, maintaining appropriate personal boundaries; establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff members in accordance with all agency procedures, policies and practices.
•Meet with families to assist them with their housing search; follow up with families and/or service providers as needed to ensure housing goals are being accomplished; act responsibly in providing information and empower consumers to identify choices in their lives.
•Network with other community agencies to enable families to secure the resources that they need to establish their home.
• BSW or Bachelor’s Degree in human service field. An Associates of Arts may be
substituted at the discretion of the Director of Marillac along with 5 or more years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience.
• One year of relevant experience preferred.
• Clean and valid NYS driver’s license.
EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position is currently accepting applications.