• Supported Housing Specialist

    Job Locations US-NY-Rochester
    Posted Date 4 days ago(4/17/2019 8:25 AM)
    Supported Housing
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Supported Housing
    Corporation Name
    DePaul Community Services (DCS)
  • Overview

    The Supported Housing Specialist will be responsible for assisting tenants with all necessary linkages and to help them maintain a stable community living environment of their choice.


    *Please note, this position is Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
    City Center




    1.  To assist tenants in securing a safe and affordable apartment of their 



    2.  Provide support to the tenant with establishing and maintaining utilities.


    3.  Assist with the purchasing of furniture and needed household items.


    4.  To initiate a direct contact with the tenant on at least a monthly basis for

         the purpose of reviewing their current living environment and monitoring

         their mental health status.


    5.  Documents all visits and client contacts in the tenant’s record.


    6.  Practices person-centered practices and demonstrates a positive, caring

         demeanor when working with tenants.


    7.  Work with the tenant and their service providers to provide regular ongoing



    8.  Assisting the tenant when necessary to settle housing related disputes with

         the landlord.


    9.  Provide teaching, monitoring and recovery oriented supports as needed in

         the areas associated with living independently.


    10. Work with the tenant to ensure that all entitlements are secured and



    11. Work with the tenant and their support team to create an individualized

          housing support plan.


    12. To provide transportation to the tenant when necessary.


    13. Ensure that the tenant maintains required clinical services and other

          linkages, such as medical and dental treatment as well as vocational

          education as needed.


    14. Ensure that all new tenants apply for HUD / Section 8 housing.


    15. Maintain adequate records and provider reports and statistics as requested

          by the supervisor.


    16. Coordinates the moving in (and out) of tenants as necessary.


    17. Performs any other duties necessary for the effective and efficient

          operation of the program.



    Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field or High School Diploma or GED and at least two years of experience working in the Human Services field.


    *In addition to the above criteria this position also requires a clean NYS driving record as outlined in DePaul’s personnel policy.  The use of one’s personal vehicle is also a requirement.



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