Supportive Housing Homeless Specialist

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Scope:

Responsible for the implementation and execution of housing- and homeless-related  services and activities for marginally-housed, homeless and near homeless persons.  Responsible for serving as the liaison between Wayne Metro and community stakeholders  to ensure greater coordination of efforts in serving homeless and near homeless members  of the community.

Essential Functions:

Work closely with Housing and Homeless Department staff and partnering  agencies toward the goal of securing safe, affordable and sanitary housing for  homeless and those at-risk of homelessness.

Proficiently complete paperwork related to the provision of housing and homeless  services as required by Wayne Metro and program funders.

Coordinate, schedule and conduct Housing Quality Standard and habitability  inspections based on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and  Michigan State Housing Development Authority standards.

Prepare and maintain client files as required by Wayne Metro and applicable  funding sources. Remain abreast of changing guidelines in determining eligibility  and record keeping.

Provide transportation to agency clients as required.

Provide direct service to clients including but not limited to: driving and  accompanying clients to scheduled appointments, other specific client-centered  tasks as assigned, entering data into agency databases and assisting clients withapplications/surveys (paper and electronic).

Remain abreast of programmatic and funding opportunities in the area of housing  services to aid homeless and near homeless persons. Work with agency  development staff to identify opportunities that are appropriate for the agency to  pursue in the interest of achieving the agency mission with respect to services for  this population.

Provide staff support to the Out-Wayne County Homeless Services Coalition  through coordination of efforts including by not limited to Homelessness Awareness  Week activities, common service procedures and tools, annual educational  retreats, and Coalition development.

Maintain accurate records which are compatible with those maintained by  Wayne Metro for the purpose of deriving statistics, meeting legal requirements for

program and client records, and compiling program reports as may be requested  by program management.

Maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, clients, and staff, and a  willingness to work with others.

Perform work in a professional manner that upholds Wayne Metros policies and  procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

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