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Housing Specialist II - San Diego Programs (JR 2148)

San Diego, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR# 2148
Housing Specialist II – Health Homes
Salary: $19.41/hr. - $ 21.25/hr. DOE
Full Time
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 

In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

The Health Homes program provides comprehensive care coordination services to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with high medical needs. The Health Homes Housing Specialist will work closely with the Case Management team with a primary goal to link clients to services that reconnect them to the community and create housing stability. Health Homes provides a holistic approach to case management, system navigation and housing navigation services.

The Housing Specialist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assist clients with housing document preparation, identifying permanent housing opportunities, developing and maintaining relationships with prospective landlords as well as connecting clients with appropriate supportive services. The Housing Specialist provides linkages to resources that may be beneficial for success in housing and assist clients through the Coordinated Entry System matching process. The Housing Specialist provides crisis intervention, ongoing case management to assist individuals with their goals, and assistance in connecting clients to the appropriate housing intervention. 

The Housing Specialist is responsible for a caseload of individuals who are residents at the Father Joe’s Village Interim Housing program. The primary responsibility for the Housing Specialist is to provide support to clients to obtain housing related documentation. Support with collecting housing related documentation will vary depending on the needs of the individual being served. The Housing Specialist will meet with each client on a weekly basis to monitor their progression. The Housing Specialist will document the client’s progression into case notes and is expected to complete data entry and monthly reports. The Housing Specialist will work in collaboration with the Coordinated Entry System to ensure all clients on the workload are matched to a permanent housing solution. The Housing Specialist will be expected to work in collaboration with community partners and attend required meetings.

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Supportive Services 
  • Provide supportive services in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Crisis intervention for homeless in the community.
  • Monitor and evaluate client’s housing progression and develop modifications to the plan as necessary.
  • Provide information, referrals, linkages, and advocacy to assist clients in accessing services and resources.
  • Assist clients with procuring necessary documents and services such as identification card, birth certificate, social security income, disability income.
  • Complete intakes and assess for the client’s needs. 
Contract Management 
  • Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Able to work independently and as part the team.
  • Exercises mature judgment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Maintain a regular attendance.
  • Must maintain and execute confidential information.
  • Highly motivated self-starter and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities. 
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Relationship Management 
  • Attend collaborative meetings. 
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Can maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information of applicants, current and former clients, landlords and other matters affecting tenant relations.
  • Perform specialized housing location and placement work with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervising when appropriate and/or in consultation with a client’s assigned housing provider.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner.
  • Effectively problem solve and maintain composure in high-pressure situations.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative, technical and analytical data in an effective manner.
  • Make accurate arithmetic, financial, and statistical computations.
  • Has an understanding of the rental market in the City of San Diego.
  • Has knowledge of all applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knows principles and practices of data collection and report preparation.
For this role the ROLE a successful candidate must:
  • Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in real estate, planning, social work, business administration, public administration, or a related fieldOR an Associates’ Degree with a focus on real-estate, planning, social work, business administration, public administration, or a related field, and one (1) year of applicable job experience.
  • Have employment eligibility verification.
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license.
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties.
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage.
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process. 

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for 
JR# 2148 to submit your application. A resume is required!

PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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