Housing Specialist – Mobility Program (Fulltime Position with Benefits):
HOME is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in its Mobility Program which assists Housing Choice Voucher holders to move to areas of higher opportunity. Duties includes: intake, assessment, rental counseling, housing search assistance; case management; landlord recruitment, landlord liaison, facilitation of group education sessions and community outreach. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3 plus years delivering housing counseling services, a strong knowledge of the rental process, tenant rights and responsibilities; property management, Housing Choice Voucher program, financial literacy, and MS Office skills, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills; the ability to interact effectively in person and in writing with diverse populations.
To apply, send cover letter with salary history, and resume by 5pm on July 22, 2019 to: [email protected] put Housing Specialist- Mobility Program in the subject line. HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is Virginia’s premier fair housing and housing counseling organization, offering a variety of programs and services designed to ensure equal access to housing for all Virginians. HOME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD‐approved housing counseling agency. HOME enacts its mission to ensure equal housing access for all people through extensive research, housing counseling and education, fair housing advocacy and housing policy.
HOME is focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy, inclusive work environment. We offer a competitive benefits package including employer health/dental benefits, paid vacations, paid holidays, and free parking. Background check will be performed as a condition of employment.
HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.
All HOME employees are expected to exemplify the following universal performance standards and principles:
Eliminating Racism: Exemplify HOME’s commitment to social justice and to the dismantling of racism in all activities.
Commitment to Fair Housing: Regardless of their position, cooperate fully in assisting the Center for Fair Housing in the investigation of housing discrimination when requested.
Commitment to Fund Development: Cooperate fully in appropriate fund development activities of the agency, including the appropriate management of key constituent relationships.
Leadership: Demonstrate integrity; take initiative; look for and accept responsibility; be a creative problem solver; recognize the contributions of others and help build consensus. Staff members are also expected to maintains a positive attitude and keep personal issues out of the workplace.
Teamwork: In recognition of the matrixed nature of HOME, demonstrate a commitment and ability to effectively work in a variety of work teams; establish and maintain effective working relationships; show respect for and support others and work cooperatively. Each staff member is expected to utilize a wide variety of skills across programmatic lines and appropriately and effectively coordinate activities with other departments.
Communication: Effectively and positively communicate with a variety of people in the workplace.
Professionalism: Adhere to established personnel policies and work standards. Maintain a professional demeanor; handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; listen to others; maintain excellent oral and written self expression; represent themselves and the organization well in public.
Customer Service: Demonstrate a commitment to, maintain high standards and practices of top quality customer service and adhere to the customer service standards established by the organization.
Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge relative to the position; maintains a high degree of knowledge about HOME and it programs and look for ways to enhance skills. Each staff member is expected to have a basic working knowledge about the use of technology including computers and voicemail.
Planning/Analysis/Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve problems, weigh consequences and make appropriate decisions.
Use of Time: Is punctual, makes good use of time while in the office and does not spend excessive work time on personal matters.
Flexibility: Demonstrate a willingness to try new approaches, able to compromise, responds to unscheduled requests.
Reliability: Can be relied upon by co-workers and supervisors to complete tasks well and on time, works independently.