Housing Stability Specialist

Company:

Vine Maple Place

Job Description:

HOUSING STABILITY SPECIALIST

KEY INFORMATION
Reports To: Housing Stability Lead
Key Relationships: Program Directors, Employment Specialist, Financial Specialist, Child and Youth
Specialists, Program Database Coordinator, Volunteers, Clients
Effective Date: June 2021
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (Mon.-Fri.), with some evening and weekend hours
Job Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $17.80 – $22 per hour, DOE; 401(k) plan; medical, dental & vision benefits; PTO:
vacation, personal time and sick time.

SUMMARY
This position works with the Stable Families Program and engages vulnerable families facing homelessness by
creating meaningful relationships, seeking to understand each unique family and engaging them in thinking
about their own options and solutions. Working directly with parents experiencing a housing crisis to assist them
in stabilizing their housing, this position provides emergency housing, rapid re-housing and eviction prevention
services. Financial assistance and referral to resources may be provided to a household as the family builds
their support network and resiliency, critical to housing stability. This position works closely with a community
caring network of landlords, volunteers and benevolence to ensure the family housing stability plan is
achievable. This role is foundational to the success of vulnerable and homeless single parents reaching their
goal of self-sufficiency and long-term stability.

This role is a foundational part of the success of vulnerable and homeless single parents reaching their goal of
self-sufficiency and stable housing while in the program. Due to the homelessness crisis in King county, Vine
Maple Place is expanding to serve more families in need.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Utilize an approach that is client-centered, strength-based and trauma-informed.
• Create a meaningful, supportive working relationship and offer individualized support to clients.
• Engage clients in assessments, planning, monitoring, evaluation of client housing stability and housing
needs/services.
• Creatively engage families in finding housing.
• Provide mediation between the client and the providers, family members, or the agency relative to the
needs and desires identified by the client.
• Assist clients and families in maximizing their abilities for self-determination by enabling them and
empowering them in decision-making to the greatest extent possible.
• Engage clients in housing stability skill training with a collaborative team focus on housing assessment
and affordable options.
• Engage with landlords and clients in eviction resolution, move-in plans, rent planning and tenant
training.
• Initiate the transfer of an individual to other services or terminate services when the client/Program team
determines they are no longer required or desired.
• Work with a collaborative team focusing on client housing stability.
• Maintain accurate client files and enter client information into Client workbook, including case notes,
goals, progress reports, rent and landlord plan and individual plan. Complete weekly, monthly and
quarterly client reports and outcome narrative reports on program performance as needed.
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Vine Maple Place Statement of Faith.
• Be passionate about helping families overcome the trauma of homelessness.
• Possess a valid WA State Driver’s License, safe driving record, and proof of insurance.
• Maintain an acceptable background check and ability to pass a drug test.
• Understand issues related to poverty, homelessness and the governmental, educational and social
service systems that serve low-income people.
Self-reflection; cultural competence; self-awareness.
• Commitment to diversity and ability to work well with diverse family styles and multi-ethnic populations.
• Sensitivity to the needs of clients who are homeless, low income, limited English speaking, or impacted
by domestic violence, substance abuse, or other barriers to housing stability.
• Knowledge of King County Tenant Laws.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree in social or human services, education, or related field desired. An equivalent
combination of experience and education will be considered.
• One to two years of demonstrated experience preferred: performing work related to Housing Services or
Property Management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Computer skills: Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook, and internet navigation.
• Able to work well with others in a collaborative and respectful manner.
• Able to multi-task and deal with complexity on a frequent basis.
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
• Self-motivated with strong organizational and project management skills.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in
this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities or requirements
of this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Send all Inquiries, Resumes and Cover Letters to: Info@VineMaplePlace.org
Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Contact:

Kyle Serquinia

eMail

Phone: (425) 432-2119

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