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Housing Stabilization Coordinator

Southwestern Community Services

~~Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS) is one of five community action agencies throughout New Hampshire, and part of the larger network of 70 agencies in New England and nearly 900 agencies nationwide. We have been serving the needs of our citizens since 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson waged his “War on Poverty.” Over the years our programs have evolved and expanded to keep pace with the constantly changing needs of our citizens. We strive to stay in touch with the real needs of the people and find or develop programs that will best serve those needs. We have a diverse funding base ranging from federal to state and local governments, as well as private foundations and corporations.

 

 


The Housing Stabilization Coordinator will work with local health care providers to identify individuals or households that are Medicaid recipients that are having difficulties identifying, procuring, and/or sustaining decent, safe and affordable housing. The emphasis of this position is on the importance of housing as a primary social determinant of health.

Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED.
• Human Services and/or Customer Services experience.
• Valid NH Driver's License and Proof of Auto Insurance.
• Proven Ability in written & oral communication.

Accountability: Readily accepts own role in the outcome of a situation whether positive or negative. Adaptability & Flexibility: Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and resolve conflicts, as well as being flexible
• Compassion: Treats all clients, visitors and employees with caring, kindness, respect and dignity.
• Dependability: Arrives on time daily and participates in SCS Housing Stabilization Services team meetings, communications and commits to group decisions.
• Teamwork & Collaboration: Works in collaboration with all SCS agency staff, and role models effective team behaviors while working in a team enviroment.
• Organizational Sensitivity: Maintainsconfidentiality at all times.

Responsibilities:

Work with local health care providers to identify individuals or households in need of housing stabilization services and meet with them to assess their support service needs.
• Record whether initial assistance is for identification/procurement of safe and affordable housing or for the sustaining of safe and affordable housing.
• Provide individualized client support to address any barriers to housing.
• Assist clients with procuring necessary documents such as identification card, birth certificate, certification of homelessness, and other documents as needed.
• Track each household to document direct services provided as well as additional resource and referral.
• Develop a working relationship with area landlords to maximize housing opportunities within Sullivan County.
• Maintain an updated list of area landlords, properties, and rental information to maximize housing opportunities within Sullivan County.
• Attend Sullivan County Partner Meetings and Complex Care Team Meetings on a monthly basis.
• Assist with coordination of, and securing attendance for, the SCS educational workshops in Sullivan County (Life Skills, Tenancy 101, and Financial Literacy).
• Make appropriate referrals to resources outside the scope of Housing Stabilization Services when appropriate.
• Generate client data for comprehensive weekly and monthly reports, including outcomes, successes, and challenges and submit to the Administrative & Stabilization Manager
• Strong computer skills including MS Office with the ability to learn new programs, as needed

How to Apply:

Please submit letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:

Craig Henderson

PO Box 603

Keene, NH 03431

chenderson@scshelps.org

SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Range:

$14.25/hr

Job Location:

Claremont

Date Added: July 8, 2019

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