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YMCA of Greater Seattle Housing Locator in Seattle, Washington

Overview

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

This position works with the Rapid Rehousing Program as a Housing Locator. The position works on developing and maintaining relationships with rental properties throughout King County that work with the young adult population. The position will require collaborative work with Rapid Rehousing programs that serve young adults, including completing housing quality standard inspections. This position will attend monthly meetings in the community related to Rapid Rehousing.

Hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

This position is at the Social Impact Center Y, the social services branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The mission of the Social Impact Center Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful, and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Social Impact Center Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.

Responsibilities

  1. Build and maintain strong relationships with Property managers in King County that are able to rent properties with participants that are served by the YMCA.

  2. Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately.

  3. Performs Housing Quality Standards inspections (HUD HQS Certification training provided) for all participants in Rapid Rehousing that are approved as tenants.

  4. HQS inspections must always be done prior to move in and this position must be timely and efficient in responding to these requests and performing inspections in the community.

  5. Maintains clear, professional, timely HQS inspection forms, re-inspection forms, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation as needed in designated databases.

  6. Teams effectively and collaboratively with YMCA staff and/or community partners to plan and provide referrals to housing opportunities.

  7. Maintains and provides the monthly Hot Apartments resource list in the King County community. This is a list of available and affordable apartments in the county each month.

  8. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses and/or educational institutions as related to specialized services.

  9. Assist with services that are provided in the YMCA Young Adult Services Drop in Center.

  10. May supervise volunteers, interns or national service members (AmeriCorps, etc.).

  11. May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus.

  12. Participates in YMCA annual fundraising campaign to engage community members in volunteerism and philanthropic support for the Y mission.

  13. Other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

TRAVEL

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in low income housing, property management, fair housing or a closely related housing field in social services

  2. Two years or more of related work experience, with proven experience in low income housing services or related field.

  3. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  4. Ability to visit rental properties and community organizations throughout King County.

  5. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  6. Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field.

  7. Two years or more of related experience, with proven experience in training others.

  8. One or more years of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, and budget management.

  9. Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  10. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  11. Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in social work, social services, or Real Estate a closely related field.

  • Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Housing Stability, Apartment Leasing Consultant, Coordinated Entry Navigator, Case Manger

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (11/6/2020 1:01 PM)

ID 2020-10791

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Behavioral Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Minimum compensation USD $22.00/Hr.

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