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Housing Navigator - SIB (Fulltime Contract 3-6 months) in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

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Job Description

Full time Contract position (M-F 8a-5p 3-6 months)

POSITION SUMMARY:  This is a 3-6 month full time contract position.  The Social Impact Bond team has a 5 year funding with ACT like services to support the High Utilizers identified by the City of Denver. Individual will support those in permanent supportive housing.  Additional functions include identifying rental opportunities for clients, maintaining active engagement with landlords, and providing short-term case management to families preparing to move to a unit.

SALARY RANGE:  $16.00/hr. - $18.00/hr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Understands and follows the generally accepted standards of professional responsibilities regarding carrying out of job duties
  2. Identifies affordable housing units, develop and maintain positive relationships with local property owners and landlords.
  3. Attends and participates in weekly housing meetings.
  4. Outreaches clients in community to ensure documentation is gathered in a timely manner.
  5. Completes housing applications and identifies resources available for application and other moving expenses.
  6. Guides clients through process of housing orientation and lease-up, in coordination with Housing Counselor.
  7. Meets with clients to review scattered site and onsite rental options.
  8. Ensures smooth transition of client to ongoing case management services.
  9. Serve as a liaison between landlord/property owners, clients, and agency providing ongoing supportive services.
  10. Provides relocation assistance to clients as needed including identifying new unit and completing all necessary forms for relocation.
  11. Collaborates with other programs and outside service providers to ensure a continuum of care for program families.
  12. Consults regularly with supervisor regarding training needs, operational issues surrounding intakes, as well as any other issues that may arise concerning housing programs.
  13. Networks with community agencies, especially homeless service, and employment service providers, for the purpose of information, coordination, and/or development of services. This might include attending community meetings, committee work, and/or presentations to interested agencies.
  14. Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity, and that fosters cooperation and teamwork.

   16. Performs other duties as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: 

High School degree or GED Required. Some college study in a related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 

A year of experience in the field relatable to Affordable Housing preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None   

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  

Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 40 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  

May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

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