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Under the supervision of the Director of Research, Evaluation & Development, the Housing Specialist will provide housing support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  Housing support services will include assisting with applications for housing related services, providing referrals and resources, coordinating referrals, maintaining case notes and conducting follow-up; performing related administrative tasks; and managing local housing resources information.  This is a full-time position requiring flexible hours including evenings and some weekends. 

Essential Functions

  1. Assist clients with applications for housing related services, short-term housing assistance, and permanent housing placement.
  2. Provide information and referrals regarding services available to people living with HIV/AIDS.
  3. Determine eligibility, calculate income allowances, assets, and rent and perform data entry and/or continued eligibility assessment.
  4. Develop relationships with other community providers in order to facilitate an effective referral system.
  5. Remain familiar with current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development federal regulations as related to Section 8 housing.
  6. Work with client case managers and other care providers to ensure appropriate care coordination.
  7. Facilitate and mediate communication between client and landlord.
  8. Ability to perform duties during weekends and evenings when required.
  9. Regular attendance.

Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. BA/BS in social work, human services, or equivalent; or two years of work experience in HIV/AIDS or other public health related field.
  2. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in working with people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as impoverished and underserved communities and groups.
  3. Experience working with diverse ethnic and marginalized communities is a must, including, but not limited to the following populations: people of color; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning individuals; clients with limited English proficiency; undocumented immigrants; substance users; and homeless persons, of varying ages.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff from a variety of cultures, languages and educational backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  6. Valid California driver’s license, plus proof of car insurance.
  7. Reliable transportation.
  8. Verification of employment eligibility.
  9. Passing of background check.
  10. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) – read, reviewed and dated by a clinician.

Non-Essential Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Able to read, speak, and write in Spanish or Chinese.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities.

    Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions)

  1. Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, natural light from windows.

Physical Requirements 

  1. In the course of performing this job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, frequent driving, carrying (max. 20 lbs), lifting (max. 20 lbs), listening, and speaking.

    Mental Requirements

  1. This position requires someone that can accommodate any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; availability for on call/duty after regular working hours; and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others.
  Metro Area Los Angeles CA
  Job Location City Los Angeles
  Job Location State California
  Compensation Hourly From: $14.85 To: $16.82
  Job Category Counseling, Health and Medical, Social Services
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Dec. 21, 2016

Organization Details

  Organization Name APAIT/Special Service for Groups
  Organizational Focus AIDS/HIV Services, Health and Medicine, Homelessness, Housing, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Other Service Organization, Service Organization, Social Services
  Contact Person Stacy To
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
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