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RESPONSIBLITIES:

Client Advocacy:

  • Conducts needs assessment and case management for assigned families
    Conducts intakes, home visits and apartment inspections.
    Holds bi-weekly interviews with clients.
    Maintains up to date files including client history and profile
    Provides information and referrals, arranges for provision of services, advocates and intervenes with government agencies, short-term counseling and assists in developing service plan with goal of restoring family independence.
    Coordinates workshops, seminars and other activities for general client population.
    Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Makes recommendations to improve level of services.
  • Relocation Services:
  • Meet with Head of Household and begin filling out Section 8, NYCHA and/or Homeless Housing Application. Complete documentation in a timely manner
    Meet with Head of Household every two weeks to determine housing status and immediate needs.
    Contact landlord/broker to schedule appointment to see apartment.
    Follow up with landlord/broker to assure that Section 8 package or other related documents was submitted.
    Schedule Head of Household for Apartment Inspection with housing site.
    Follow-up meeting with resident for Lease signing.
    Follow-up meeting, after lease has been signed, then schedule resident for move out.
    Contact Public Assistance agency to request rent checks.
  • Case Management and Record Keeping:
  • Provides case management and on site crisis intervention
    Completes required service plans.
    Educates participants with respect to good housekeeping and home-safety practices, budgeting and landlord/tenant relations, as necessary
    Maintains appropriate documentation of all tenant contacts.
    Documents monthly progress notes in the participants’ chart
    Conducts home visits to help evaluate participants’ compliance with the rules and regulations of the program and to assess the need for referral to supportive services
    Reports any alleged child neglect or abuse to the ACS agency or the authorities

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA degree in relevant field. Masters degree preferred.
    Case Management Experience.
    Experience working with families.
    Housing Knowledge.
    Familiarity with community Resources.
    Excellent oral and written communication.

To apply for this job email your details to Awilson@promesa.org