BronxWorks

Job Title

HOUSING SPECIALIST

Job Description

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 34 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. 

 

BronxWorks is hiring (1) HOUSING SPECIALIST, Jackson Ave Family Residence for the Family Shelter Program.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct services to clients, including Housing intake, engagement, assessment, service plan development, referral, advocacy, counseling, exit summaries and follow-up
  • Manage a case load
  • Monitor and document client progress toward housing service plan goals/exit strategy
  • Document all interactions with, or on behalf of clients
  • Maintain familiarity with Housing programs, various subsidies/vouchers/resources available on- and off-site
  • Provide presentations on housing as assigned by the program director
  • Coordinate client services with other social service, mental health, medical, employment, child, DHS, HRA and other providers
  • Conduct regular case conferences with clients and service providers as required
  • Complete program reports on a monthly basis, or more frequently as required
  • Act as program contact person for inquiries concerning clients
  • Review service plans and psycho-social assessments as assigned
  • Report to, and meet with, supervisor on a minimum monthly basis
  • Conduct home visits and other field work, as required
  • Perform additional duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or another related field of study.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in a related position.
  • Engaging personality and detailed orientated skills are essential.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required. 

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

 

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.

ADDITIONALLY, BronxWorks Offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees

Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=45823&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

Salary Information

To Apply

Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=45823&lang=en_US&source=CC4



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