Housing Specialist - HOPWA/COC

AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist

Company Overview: Founded by the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1989, AM/AA has emerged as one of the state's leading AIDS Service Organizations (ASO's). Recognizing the link between people's health and quality of life, the first staff and volunteers set out to assist those facing HIV/AIDS. As the initial belief that a cure was coming soon passed quickly, education about HIV and its prevention came to the forefront of the agency's goals while it remains committed to those facing HIV. AM/AA provides the tools to help concerned individuals practice prevention in everything they do. AM/AA educates the community and works with them to find effective, common sense solutions to preventing HIV and assisting those who have HIV.
Industry: Social Services
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201 S. William Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Job Description:

Position Description:This position provides housing-related information, referral and case management services to agency clients and their children through HOPWA/COC Program.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate screening and placement of eligible clients in HOPWA and CDBG program.
  • Collaborate with Care Coordinators and Housing Staff to ensure clear communication concerning clients’ housing-related case management and needs.
  • Ensure housing clients follow housing program rules and regulations.
  • Ensure housing clients are paying appropriate rent amounts to landlord or AM/AA.
  • Refer clients for services and visit clients as needed for housing issues.
  • Maintain electronic and paper files for clients in HOPWA and CDBG.
  • Complete all required reports for CDBG.
  • Develop working relationships with appropriate individuals and organizations to advocate for increased resources and placement for agency clients in existing housing programs.
  • Provide written documentation of all services provided according to agency standard operating procedures and funding requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of housing issues and development nationwide for people with HIV/AIDS; utilizes this information to provide advocacy for increased housing resources for people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Work in coalition with other individuals and organizations in accessing housing resources for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Attend Homeless Coalition meetings.
  • Participate in site reviews, visits and audits as they pertain to areas of responsibility.
  • Notify supervisor of maintenance issues at Elkhart apartments. Follow protocols to fix any issues at properties.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:None

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years’ related experience and/or training required in housing-related social services; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills essential. Computer literate with Microsoft Office products desired. The ability to maintain absolute confidentiality is expected. 

Must have valid driver's license.

Compensation: $28,000.00 to $30,000.00 /year

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