The Rent Assistance Services Coordinator supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way: Coordinate and perform leasing, case coordination, and/or program specialist services in support of the Home Forward's housing assistance or other programs.
Objectives are program based, vary with program regulations and needs, and may include, for example: to plan, oversee and coordinate activities of a specially funded and/or mandated programs or grants such as Section 8, Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Opportunities Housing Initiative (OHI), or Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS); to determine program eligibility, conduct interim and annual eligibility reviews; to coordinate housing inspections and initiate termination procedures for program violations; to explain and interpret Home Forward rules, regulations, policies and procedures to applicants and participants; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.
This position will serve on the Rent Assistance leasing team based at New Market West in downtown Portland at:
135 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204
Education & Experience Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to Bachelors OR Associate OR post high school trade/specialty studies. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the social work or social services with an emphasis in direct client work with individuals and/or families, case coordination, and program development. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome.
Physical Demands and Working Environment: The conditions herein 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 these essential job functions.
Environment: Duties are performed in a program office, public housing, or affordable housing property site and may involve day-to-day interactions with distressed, disabled, and abusive clients. Position environments also include normal office setting with some travel to attend meetings. Do home visits, or conduct appointments with program participants.
Physical: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to conduct home visits, work in an office setting and operate office equipment; perform repetitive motion of wrists and hands; travel to various locations to conduct appointments with residents.
Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.
In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
To review the full job description or to apply, please visit our website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hapdx/jobs/2483602/rent-assistance-services-coordinator-leasing-team?page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
The position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 and will close on Monday, January 27 at 5:00 pm or once a satisfactory number of applications are received. For best consideration, please apply early!
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