Housing Specialist

EmployAbility is seeking an experienced Housing Specialist to provide housing support services to CCS consumers experiencing housing insecurity. Housing Specialists work cooperatively with consumers to help them develop skills to navigate their housing search.

EmployAbility very recently started providing this service so the program is still growing and developing. We are therefore asking that only candidates who have experience working with people facing housing insecurity or homelessness apply. A bachelor’s degree in a social service related field is required to be eligible to work with CCS.QualificationsMinimum qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a social services related field.Experience providing housing support service and knowledge of Dane Co. resourcesExperience working with people with mental health concerns.Computer proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and WindowsJob purposeThe purpose of a Housing Specialist is to provide all necessary support to assist consumers in their efforts to find and sustain housing.EmployAbility is a social service provider, and all employees should demonstrate professionalism, be cognizant of ethical considerations, act as an advocate for people with disabilities and mental health concerns to obtain meaningful housing and employment, be mindful of best practices when working with people with diverse backgrounds, and utilize a consumer-driven approach to services.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate one on one meetings with consumers
  • Complete DAP notes
  • Attend meetings and trainings
  • Work as a team and cooperatively coordinate with all other EmployAbility staff
  • Support consumers in housing-related soft skill development
  • Answer questions and provide information
  • Various other duties as assigned

Working conditionsAll staff are currently working remotely with the option to do occasional in-office appointments with consumers who have demonstrated considerable barriers to participating in remote appointments.When EmployAbility eventually transitions back to pre-COVID operations, the majority of work is performed in a temperature-controlled office setting requiring the ability to sit at a desk and utilize a computer for long periods of time. However, some meetings occur in public spaces such as libraries and restaurants.Physical requirementsMust be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive a vehicle in order to perform job duties effectively. Housing Specialists must be able to operate a computer, phone, and all other office technology.Direct reportsNo supervisory dutiesWages/Benefits

  • 30-40 Hours/week
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance (Eligible with 30+ hours/week)
  • 2 weeks of PTO
  • Sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Staff outings
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: $17.00 /hour
To apply, email resumes to andrea@employability-llc.com