Case Manager II (Housing Specialist), Homeless Prevention Initiative (HomeBase) - Staten Island
HomeBase will be working to rapidly re-house families with children and adult families in NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) hotels. The goal is to rapidly re-house 3,000 households per year within 120 days of being found eligible for shelter. This initiative will result in improved outcomes for the households who quickly return to permanent housing, as well as significant cost savings for the city. HomeBase will engage referred clients in a housing placement plan, working with the family to determine eligibility for Advantage subsidies and other permanent placement resources. Hotel social service staff will continue to provide intake, case management and support services. Working together, social service staff and HomeBase staff will help families become housing-ready, and HomeBase will help them become permanently housed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected to: (1) aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance; (2) interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid clients to implement service plans; and (3) locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of, and experience with, New York City Housing and Public Assistance Systems.
This position is located in Staten Island.