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Reason to Work for EmployAbility
EmployAbility is growing and is seeking a Housing Specialist to provide housing support services to CCS consumers experiencing housing insecurity. Housing Specialists work cooperatively with consumers to help them develop skills to navigate their housing search.
Bachelor's degree in a social services related field.
6 Months experience working with people with mental health concerns.
Knowledge of Dane County resources.
Computer proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Windows.
Driver's license and access to a personal vehicle.
The purpose of a Housing Specialist is to provide all necessary support to assist consumers in their efforts to find and sustain housing.
EmployAbility is a social service provider, and all employees should demonstrate professionalism, be cognizant of ethical considerations, act as an advocate for people with disabilities and mental health concerns to obtain meaningful housing and employment, be mindful of best practices when working with people with diverse backgrounds, and utilize a consumer-driven approach to services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitate one on one meetings with consumers
Complete DAP notes
Attend meetings and trainings
Work as a team and cooperatively coordinate with all other EmployAbility staff
Support consumers in housing-related soft skill development
Various other duties as assigned
The majority of work is performed in a temperature-controlled office setting requiring the ability to sit at a desk and utilize a computer for long periods of time. However, some meetings occur in public spaces such as libraries and restaurants.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive a vehicle in order to perform job duties effectively. Housing Specialists must be able to operate a computer, phone, and all other office technology.
Paid time off, sick time, and paid holidays
Health insurance available at 30 hours/wk
401k with employer matching
Competetive salary based on experience (minimum $18/hr)
What does the staff have to say?
Sophie says, "I've always wanted to work in a role where I could advocate for people and help them achieve their goals, and being an Employment Specialist has made this dream come true. EmployAbility is a very special company where every team member is valued and appreciated. We have fantastic company culture and management is available and supportive.
Although human services can be a taxing field to work in, our work life balance and supportive atmosphere make everyday fun and fairly low stress. Overall it is a great place to work and I am so happy to be a part of the team."
Betsey says, "I love working at EmployAbility because it's a fun-loving group and I always feel appreciated and supported. Opportunities for self care and mutual support are readily available each and every day and are "baked in" to the culture at EmployAbility; participation is gently and consistently encouraged. Be sure and bring your sense of humor if you want to work here!"