America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the
national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest
providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in
New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s
poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide
life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City,
Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of
domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans —
experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS,
behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and
intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults
on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk
VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services
in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building
affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum
of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those
recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling
program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise
awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s
responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.
Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally
recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and
the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community
service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has
a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.
The housing specialist assures housing readiness of clients
by implementing appropriate trainings and developing permanent housing options
in both public and private sectors.
The position requires an associate’s degree with two years
of related experience in housing placement services for low-income and/or
homeless population. Knowledge of
federal guidelines for public and private low-income housing required. Excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Clean and valid driver’s
license. Must maintain agency authorized
EFFECT ON END RESULTS
housing eligibility assessments of all applicable clients.
linkages with real estate companies and office of public housing.
and update listings of permanent affordable housing.
and facilitate client workshops and individual sessions on skills and
information necessary to acquire and maintain independent permanent housing.
placements and conduct follow up of clients placed into permanent housing.
and supervise housing staff.
other related duties as required.
are properly assessed for appropriate housing options.
housing options are pursued and obtained.
of affordable housing are always available for eligible clients.
are well trained and receive the skills they need to qualify for permanent
progress is tracked and appropriate follow up is maintained.
Housing staff receive information they need to
properly service their clients.
Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.