Under the Direction of the Program Manager of Housing Support Services, promote the housing stability of people living with HIV through the provision of Housing Support Services, with an emphasis on locating affordable housing options.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field (Psychology, Sociology, Health Sciences, or a related field) preferred and demonstrates a minimum of two years experience with individuals living with HIV/AIDS or a related field; or, successful completion of the APLA internship program; or, a minimum of six years of experience with individuals living with HIV/AIDS or a related field. Experience working in a high volume environment where attention to detail and timely completion of tasks are required. Demonstrate professional behavior in which a client-centered focus is consistently employed. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
HIV related issues and concerns; services for which clients would be eligible with an emphasis on housing, and social services in South Los Angeles. Additional knowledge of public benefits, back to work issues, primary care resources, treatment adherence and counseling techniques preferred. The position requires knowledge and expertise in the use of the internet and Microsoft Office programs.
Work in a fast-paced environment with an attention to detail, coordinate multiple tasks, meet assigned deadlines, learn specific systems quickly and thoroughly, communicate effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds as well as with government representatives, use database computer software programs Bilingual/Bicultural English/Spanish preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper. Use of a private vehicle for home visits required. Some local travel required.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.