Housing Specialist

ATC Nassau County has an IMMEDIATE NEED for a Housing Specialist for our client.

The Housing Specialist will be responsible for assessing clients' eligibility and determining their housing and service needs. The Housing Specialist will report to the Director of Social Services/Housing Specialist Supervisor.

Type: Full-Time - Essential

Location: Far Rockaway, NY

Salary: $48,000 per year

Housing Specialist Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Secures permanent housing for clients from a wide range of sources, including government agencies, private landlords and brokers.
  • Assists clients with the search for available properties and negotiating terms on behalf of clients.
  • Ensures clients understanding of their rights and responsibilities as tenants.
  • Provides clients with information and refers them to additional support programs or services.
  • Prepares and maintains daily logs, records, and reports.
  • Counsels and assists clients in completing all necessary paperwork, including lease signings.
  • Partner with Case Managers to prepare clients for landlord/broker interviews.
  • Assists and counsel clients regarding keeping their appointments.
  • Ensures that new apartments are client-ready (e.g., utilities turned on, furniture delivered)
  • Maintains accurate records on client compliance via appointments and interviews.
  • Must meet or surpass target goals set for permanent housing placements and related indicators.
  • In the event of an emergency, Essential Employees are required to report to work as scheduled.
  • Duties and responsibilities are subject to change based upon assessment of company needs.

Housing Specialist Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working within the Social Services Field
  • Experience with the Homeless population
  • Experience with the CARES system
  • Must be diligent and organized.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing)
  • Must be sensitive to different cultures and socioeconomic conditions.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standard and property management
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.

ATC Healthcare Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other category protected by Federal, State, or local law.