Status: Full-time position
Location: Denver, CO
Salary: $14.34 - $16.99 hourly
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 8/16/13
Job Summary: Helps consumers find and maintain housing utilizing the HUD Section 8 certificates and vouchers system. Coordinates the appropriate use of all housing units in a mental health residential program. Assures that consumers meet HUD housing guidelines. Serves as representative payee for consumers as needed. Assists consumers in finding alternative housing, as needed.
High School Diploma, minimum of two years of college or equivalent experience.
Working knowledge of Section 8 and other federal and state housing programs strongly preferred.
Good communication skills and organizational skills.
Computer, computational, and critical thinking skills are important, as it is diplomatic demeanor.
Ability to communicate in a positive manner, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.
Machines to be used
Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.
May require lifting up to 50 pounds.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.
May require occasional evening or weekend hours.
Duties: Complete all paperwork required for HUD or other programs on a timely basis.
Act as liaison between tenant and landlord.
Provide information on vacancies; negotiates leases with landlords; fill vacancies in a timely manner.
Assist in assuring housing qualities standards.
Maintain communication with case management staff concerning tenant status. Assess tenants’ potential for living independently and coordinate/monitor support systems as needed.
Respond to issues raised by tenants, landlords and clinical staff relating to housing issues.
Monitor housing needs.
Maintain familiarity with contract law as it relates to apartment leasing. Facilitate resolutions of landlord disputes and evictions.
Maintain appropriate caseload to meet departmental requirements.
Serve as point of contact for general information inquiries.
Facilitate interaction between consumers, clinicians and non-MHCD housing providers as required.
Gather data, prepare reports, assist in analysis of housing projects, etc.
Support the Housing Resource Coordinator with landlord recruitment, training, and client referrals.
Assist with special projects such as fund raising, housing acquisition and operations, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned including assisting performance of other departmental functions.
Go to http://mhcd.org/jobs/housing-resource-specialist-1684