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Housing Case Manager

Iowa City, IA

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Position Title: Housing Case Manager

Position Summary:  The Housing Case Manager will work with a Case Management team to serve individuals experiencing homelessness primarily though Shelter House and drop-in clients from the community.  This position is responsible for assisting clients in finding and maintaining stable housing as they move beyond homelessness.

Reports To:  Housing Stabilization Manager

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform client intakes and maintain participant files within timelines.
  • Assist clients in locating permanent housing options.
  • Build relationships with area landlords and property managers.
  • Negotiate Fair and Reasonable Rents and complete contracts with landlords & property managers.
  • Complete habitability and lead paint inspections of rental units.
  • Complete weekly home visits with participants and provide ongoing support services and referrals to mainstream resources.
  • Provide follow-up to ensure housing stability of participants.
  • Assess client’s ongoing need for support/financial assistance.

Other Responsibilities:  
  • Carry a cell phone at all times when on duty or when on-call. Respond to issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Transport clients when necessary.
  • Maintain all required documentation, including client files and case notes according to HUD guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with Bachelor’s degree in in human services related field, or minimum three years related experience.
  • Minimum of one year direct care experience with persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to act responsibly in a crisis and use good judgment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PC and Windows applications.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to get to and from work shifts.
  • Possess working knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to Fair Housing and HUD.

Please email a resume and cover letter to Debbie Peck at Debbie@shelterhouseiowa.org by January 31, 2018. Qualified applicants will be interviewed as they are identified.

Application Instructions:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Debbie Peck at Debbie@shelterhouseiowa.org by January 31, 2018. Qualified applicants will be interviewed as they are identified.

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Housing Case Manager

Shelter House

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Posted 01/03/18

Job ID: 62879