Housing Specialist

BronxWorks

About the organization

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

Duties

BronxWorks is hiring Housing Specialists in the Homelessness Prevention Program and Access to Benefit Department. Assist with special projects as assigned, stay up to date with HUD rules and regulations with City housing standards codes, facilitate and mediate communication between clients and landlords/brokers, negotiate apartments with landlords/brokers on behalf of clients and develop and maintain a brokers/landlords list. Other responsibilities include search/secure safe; and affordable apartments; for clients. Maintain a clean driver’s license in-order to escort clients in company vehicle, complete apartment inspections, assist clients with obtaining required documents for applications, travel throughout 5 boroughs of New York City for fieldwork assignments and perform other duties. Applicants should have an Associate’s Degree or some college coursework completed and a minimum of two years related experience. Applicants should have a clean valid driver’s license from the state of residence, and be willing to drive agency vehicle. with less than three (3) violation points in the last three (3) years. Proficiency in English is required; proficiency in a second language preferred. To apply submit a cover letter and resume in ADP via the following link: Housing Specialists

Qualifications

Qualifications:
•Associates Degree or some college
•Two years related experience
•Proficiency in English required; proficiency in a second language preferred
•Proficiency in modern business communications including personal computers, electronic mail, voicemail, facsimile and copier equipment

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
•BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.
•Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
•12 paid holidays.
•Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
•A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
•Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
•TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
•Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

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