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Housing Navigator/Intervention Specialist
Position Status:Regular Full Time
Working Options:In-Office Only
Home Site:SKC Regional Center
LocationRenton, WA.

  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
  • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures and actively participate in the agency's Emergency Preparedness program and activities
  • Establishing relationships with landlords to assist voucher holders in locating appropriate housing, especially those with accessible units
  • Become active in the landlord community to identify other housing for people with disabilities
  • Maintain an average lease-up rate of 80% or better for HASP/ Mainstream voucher holders
  • Establish working relationships with case managers and program mangers from each of the consortium systems
  • Meet with clients to assist with applications, housing search, or other support services
  • Maintain statistical, financial and narrative reports on a monthly basis
  • Assist Section 8 in meetings with clients who are at risk of losing their housing.  This includes regular office hours at KCHA Section 8 office
  • Meet with clients to assist with annual review paperwork, talking with Section 8 and/or their landlord, and other needs of housed clients
  • Perform temporary case management for clients who are not connected to services and are in need of assistance during times of crisis
  • Participate in regular consortium meetings
  • Provide housing workshops for HASP participants
  • Implement all work by incorporating the YWCA's Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism and classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems 
  • This position description generally describes the principal functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an-all inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications & Core Competencies:

BA in social services preferred, equivalent experience considered OR; 

Min. 3 years related experience working with persons with disabilities, specifically in the mental health and/or chemical dependency field AND: 

  • Knowledge of the Section 8 program and housing resources in King County, Landlord/Tenant Laws and Fair Housing Regulations in Seattle and King County
  • Experience housing homeless people with barriers
  • Case Management experience a plus
  • Good oral, public speaking and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with computers and familiar with data base and word processing programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in organizational and record keeping skills
  • Must be able to travel independently between multiple work sites within a day
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of team and independently with little on-site supervision
  • Commitment to diversity and social justice

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits and climbs in performing duties in the workspace and in the community
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files and training materials
  • Occasionally climbs stairs of multi-level buildings
  • Able to travel to clients homes
*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

Hours, Rate & Benefits
• Hourly rate: $23.00 per hour
• Hours per week: 40
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt.
• Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.