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Eightcap, Inc. Housing Resource Specialist in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

Position Title: u Housing Resource Specialist/uClassifications: uH.S. 01-05* ($13.54 ndash; 14.47 ndash; 15.49 ndash; 16.56 - $18.37)/uHours:u 40 /uImmediate Supervisor: u Housing Programs Specialist /uEssential Function of the Job:Complete intakes on eligible households and work with program participants to develop and implement a client based housing plan, which will assist in the attainment of safe housing and support systems for participants and their children. Provide client centered case management services that will focus on self-sufficiency. The Housing Resource Specialist will also administer payment requests for rent, utilities, deliverable fuels and other basic needs as they relate to housing sustainability.Examples of Work:(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in the positions of this class.)olliComplete intake for individuals who may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless./liliAssess client eligibility for programs that provide emergency basic needs assistance for items including rent, rental arrearages, utility assistance, motel stays, and others./liliWork with homeless households to identify program eligibility for mainstream resource benefits (e.g. TANF, VA, SSI, FS, CDC, Medicaid, WIC, MI-Child, etc.) and assist in program enrollment./liliCreate a Housing Plan with the client, intended to create a path to permanent housing stability./liliWorking knowledge of the local rental housing stock (i.e., turnover rates, area landlords, and the condition of their property)./liliMaintain client files (electronic and hard-copy, as appropriate)./liliArrange, coordinate, and monitor services for participants in order to obtain stable housing./liliWorking knowledge of other EightCAP and Community Resources./liliIndependently perform on-site housing quality checks/inspections./liliDevelop and maintain relationships with landlordsroperty managers in the assigned service areas./liliWork closely with the Continuum of Care in assigned service area. Update members on program activities and provide reports related to Continuous Quality Improvement Goals./liliComplete all record keeping requirements along with daily charting of case notes and assigned program documentation./liliProvide information and referral services to program participants regarding community resources and agencies, as they relate to self-sufficiency and stable housing./liliParticipate in trainings as deemed necessary by supervisor/liliOther related program and administrative work as required./li/olRequirements of Work:olliAbility to obtain/maintain DH