Housing Coordinator

The Gateway Family YMCA is looking for a Housing Coordinator to provide support for its housings programs in Elizabeth, NJ! 
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Housing Director (s), The Housing Coordinator is responsible scheduling, shelter operations, and staff supervision. The position is full time and requires minimum 40 hours of work, and may require adjustments in work hours and may include nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays.

The position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing housing program operations, scheduling, supervising housing staff, hiring/replacing staff, training new staff, monitoring housing program's outcomes, coordination of resources and monitoring of services, auditing client's folders, assisitng with preparation for all audits and inspections. The coordinator will also provide case management when needed. 

 

Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree in social services, counseling or three years’ experience in related field.

· Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

· Proficient with Homeless Management Information System (H.M.I S)

· Strong written and oral communications skills.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients

· Must have knowledge of community resources and services for racial, ethnic and other cultural groups in society.

· Strong human relations skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with the residents, staff, professional community contacts and the public.

· Highly organized and the ability to multi-task. 

· Skilled in decision making, conflict resolution, record keeping, assessment and report writing.

· Computer proficiency in Word and Excel.

· Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities.

· Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to support individuals and families in attaining services such as permanent housing, mental and physical health care, substance abuse treatment, financial assistance, legal issues, etc.  

· Knowledge of Union County Social Service providers.

· Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

· Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills...

· Adhere to all client confidentiality requirements and standards

Essential Functions

•Bachelor's degree in social services, counseling or three years’ experience in related field.

•Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

•Proficient with Homeless Management Information System (H.M.I S)

•Strong written and oral communications skills.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients

•Must have knowledge of community resources and services for racial, ethnic and other cultural groups in society.

•Strong human relations skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with the residents, staff, professional community contacts and the public.

•Highly organized and the ability to multi-task.  

•Skilled in decision making, conflict resolution, record keeping, assessment and report writing.

•Computer proficiency in Word and Excel.

•Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities.

•Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to support individuals and families in attaining services such as permanent housing, mental and physical health care, substance abuse treatment, financial assistance, legal issues, etc.   

•Knowledge of Union County Social Service providers.

•Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

•Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills...

•Adhere to all client confidentiality requirements and standards