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Housing Specialist

Company: YWCA of Palm Beach County
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The Housing Specialist Case Manager position exists to ensure the delivery of services to victims of domestic violence and their children through rapid re-housing assistance. Position ensures services delivered in Rapid Re-Housing are facilitated in line with a survivor-directed, victim-oriented, empowered-based philosophy. Facilitates direct service through advocacy and navigation in the social service and criminal justice systems; individual and group educational and supportive counseling; court accompaniment; connecting survivors to resources and services as needed; and providing information and referrals to break the cycle of violence in the lives of women and children. Ensures survivors--- meet the eligibility criteria of the rapid re-housing program, i.e., homelessness status, income verification, etc., and survivor needs are met while living in the rapid re-housing and receiving YWCA assistance. Additionally, position exists to uphold the YWCA of Palm Beach County as an expert in the area of domestic violence and to build partnerships, collaborations, and special initiatives to the promote ending violence against women and children and advocate for such throughout Palm Beach County. Position Duties & Functions -- Facilitation of Direct Services o Facilitates direct services and housing assistance to at least 33 victims of domestic violence in the Rapid Re-Housing program (e.g. intake, counseling, advocacy, deposit and rental assistance, referrals, and case management, etc.) annually o Facilitates screenings, assessments, and safety planning with at least 33 participants annually o Provides at least 200 information and referrals annually o Ensures all services provided are in line with a survivor-directed, victim-oriented, empowerment-based philosophy o Participates in mandatory trainings annually and achieves at least 16 hours of training every year between July 1 and June 30 o Monitors data security and ensures consistent implementation daily o Facilitates existing partnerships, collaborations, and relationships with other agencies or providers to ensure the best delivery of services to survivors in Rapid Re-Housing (e.g. Landlords, CILO for disabilities, Lewis Center for housing, etc.) o Builds new partnerships, collaborations, and relationships with other agencies or providers to acquire the best services for survivors participating in Rapid Re-Housing and promote and advocate for ending violence against women and children o Facilitates at least 2 community education or professional trainings in the community annually o Maintains accurate program participant files and case notes and completes daily logs; Osnium entry and all other requirements to ensure accurate statistical data -- Ensure YWCA DV Safehouse Rapid Re-Housing is viewed as the expert on domestic violence and housing for victims of domestic violence in Palm Beach County and remains a well-established and well-known program by: o Collaborating and partnering with providers, agencies, businesses and/or networking in the community including participating on community teams aimed at addressing domestic violence (e.g. Domestic Violence Council, Victims--- Rights Coalition, Homeless & Housing Alliance, etc.) o Communicating with the Director of Rapid Re-Housing and the Domestic Abuse Programs consistently and as needed o Maintaining consistent themes in line with YWCA Branding by posting to promote initiatives through multiple media platforms such as YouTube, Podcasts, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and ensuring an individual as back-up when unavailable or out of work o Promoting and advancing YWCA USA advocacy initiatives including inclusion and gender issues in the areas of domestic violence o Attending weekly staff meetings facilitated by the Director of Domestic Abuse Programs to ensure the best services and service delivery for program participants o Obtaining at least 16 hours of training annually related to domestic violence or other trainings related to housing o Maintaining accurate daily logs, monthly report requirements, and all documentation related to service provision Skills & Abilities -- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills -- Must be prompt; timely and responsive to needs of fast-paced organization -- Must be able to handle confidential information discretely Education -- Bachelor---s degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related Human Service field Experience -- Some familiarity with community resources, networking and collaboration -- Six months to one-year experience working in social services Company Description Nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Keywords: YWCA of Palm Beach County, Miami , Housing Specialist, Other , West Palm Beach, Florida

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