HOUSING SPECIALIST

EmployAbility is growing and we are always open to considering a new 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.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a social services-related field.

6 Months of 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.

Job purpose

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

Working conditions

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.

 

Physical requirements

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.

Benefits

Paid time off, sick time, and paid holidays

Health insurance available at 30 hours/wk

401k with employer matching

Competitive salary based on experience (minimum $18/hr)

Mileage reimbursement