The Housing Stabilizer is responsible for the development and implementation of a housing stabilization plan for formerly homeless individuals who are newly housed. The housing stabilization plan will focus on increasing housing sustainability through a “whatever it takes” approach - non-traditional case management that encourages flexibility and creativity in your work, as well as collaboration with outside resources and partners to limit/remove barriers impeding participants’ access to housing, transportation, income, health, mental health, housing stability, and overall well-being. Housing stabilization support will occur via phone, email, mail, and/or in person. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with landlords/management firms/property owners, as well as with partner agencies and resource providers in the Coordinated Entry System. Stabilizers are also responsible for learning and staying up to date on the best practices in homeless services (e.g. Housing First Model, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, etc.).
Home Supportive Services (IHSS), money management, tenant rights and responsibilities, mental health, benefits enrollment, etc.). Conduct regular home visits and accompany participants as needed to appointments related to housing stability (e.g. HACLA appointments, DCFS or LAUSD meetings, doctor appointments, court appearances, benefit hearings, etc.)
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Payroll Status: Hourly
Work Schedule: Full-time
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, EQUIPMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances, and/or not be attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care.
The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations Employee is required to: Walk and climb stairs; Handle, finger, grasp, and feel objects and equipment; Reach with hands and arms; Communicate, receive, and exchange ideas and information by means of the spoken and written word; Be mobile by moving oneself from place to place quickly and easily; Repeat various motions with the wrists, hands and fingers; Be able to have visual activity for (including, but not limited to) administrative and clerical tasks; Drive personal vehicle in and around Los Angeles County and periodically transport clients; Be able to enter various buildings that may require climbing stairs; Be subjected to outside environmental conditions; Use a personal and/or laptop computer, and copy, postage, and fax machines; Complete all required forms in personal writing.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you require an accommodation, please make sure to inform the Human Resources Department by the first week of employment. If an accommodation is not required at the time of employment, but is later required, you must inform the Human Resources Department of the need for accommodation at the time it is needed.
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, 403B Retirement Plan, 529 Education Savings Plan, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, AFLAC Policies, AFLAC FSAs, Legal Policy, Employee Appreciation Program, Company Sponsored Employee Outings, 9/80 Alternative Work Schedule, Paid Sick, Vacation and 12 Observed Holidays.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
LAFH is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE
LAFH is in compliance with the Fair Chance Initiative for hiring and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories