Project Blue Housing Coordinator

Annual Salary: $45,032

Position Summary:

The Housing Coordinator is responsible for the successful placement of clients into safe, stable and affordable living arrangements. The Housing Coordinator provides professional and empowering services to clients, landlords, and other community and governmental agencies; promoting the programming offered by the agency as well as providing housing support services and referrals for residents. The Housing Coordinator must be an active liaison for clients, as well as possess a demonstrated ability to network with outside agencies to meet clients’ housing needs and promote opportunities provided by the community and Peaceprints of WNY.

The Housing Coordinator will develop and maintain a Housing Resources Guide to be made available to all PPWNY clients. Through targeted and focused outreach, the Housing Coordinator will work to expand the organization’s economic impact by empowering residents to advocate for fair housing options, raising awareness and advocacy throughout the community regarding fair housing and housing options for the formerly incarcerated.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • The Housing Coordinator has the vision and passion to support the development, implementation, and growth of all aspects of Project Blue.
  • Provide the following services for clients of Project Blue
    • Develop housing networks, establish, and maintain relationships with community service agencies, public and private housing sectors.
    • Develop & maintain a Reentry Housing Resource guide to be made available to PPWNY clients.
    • Develop and review Client Housing Plan throughout a clients’ tenure. 
    • Work closely with the Transition Coordinator to coordinate permanent, stable housing in conjunction with client goals.
    • Develop and maintain a referral network for housing services and identify new contacts and resources in response to client needs.  
    • Ensure clients work to develop suitable, permanent housing.
    • Explore options for rental subsidies, supervision requirements and individual needs and build a plan to fulfill those requirements.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and weekly one-on-ones with supervisor (focused on Project Blue clients), and actively participates in “Program Development Meeting” and all-staff meetings.
  • Provide support to other direct service staff and/or programs based on expertise or background.
  • Ensure safety and security of Project Blue clients, staff, and volunteers. Ensure that all red flag incidents or concerns related to Project Blue clients are reported to the appropriate authority as well as the Project Director immediately and that the incident or concern is properly documented.
  • Ensure that all clients are treated fairly and with respect and that Project Blue maintains an environment that is inclusive and safe for all people.
  • Build partnerships with and serve as liaison to other community programs, employers, collaborative groups and government agencies relevant reentering citizens.
  • Actively engage and energize staff members, volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, donors, and grant funders.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • At least two years’ experience working in a program or organization serving high-risk individuals.
  • Interest in the social justice, legal advocacy, prisoner reentry, and/or Fair Chance Hiring.
  • Experience with individuals and groups related to case management, therapy, counseling or life skills.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ideal candidate will be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within the City of Buffalo.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background and child and adult maltreatment screens and a preemployment drug screen.

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work time may be evenly split between office settings or outside meetings.  Limited local travel is required.  Light physical effort in an office environment
  • Frequent computer use
  • Primarily sedentary work with occasional bending and reaching
  • Maintain a high energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word as well
  • Regularly required to read and write clearly

 

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