UNITY of Greater New Orleans, which leads community campaigns to end homelessness, is hiring.
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Housing Specialist (Job Posting 9/6/2022)
UNITY of Greater New Orleans, which leads community campaigns to end homelessness, is hiring a Housing Specialist to assist homeless people with mental and physical disabilities to remain stable in housing. Work with clients to calculate rents, complete annual re-certifications, and housing inspections. Required: Demonstrated commitment to social justice, excellent detail in paperwork, basic math skills. Desired skills: Experience providing housing services to people with disabilities or who have low incomes. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits.
Deadline is February 8, 2021.
1) Fiscal Grants Manager will review and process sub recipient reimbursement requests, monitor fiscal compliance, manage project budgets, and provide technical assistance to improve fiscal controls of partner agencies. Must have excellent math and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to learn grant management software systems. Preferred candidates will have experience in cost or fund accounting, government grants, and non-profit accounting.
2) Contract Manager to work with partner agencies to help coordinate the work of partner agencies, develop system improvements, improve outcomes, and ensure compliance with HUD and other funding sources. Required: Demonstrated commitment to social justice, excellent communication skills, ability to use Excel. Experience serving homeless, low-income, or special needs populations preferred.
3) Rental Assistance Administrator is responsible for process rental assistance payments for participants in the Safe at Home RRH Program funded through the Emergency Solutions Program (ESG). The Administrator is responsible for reviewing payment requests for accuracy and completeness; work with landlords and staff to obtain or clarify documentation as needed; prepare check requests for ongoing assistance and for utility assistance payments. Administrator will also be responsible for preparing the submission of monthly reimbursement requests to the City of New Orleans and to Louisiana Housing Corporation. Requires accuracy and attention to detail; ability to work with diverse people; good with math; familiarity with rental assistance programs a plus.
4) Finance Assistant to provide assistance to the Finance Director and the management team. Responsibilities include account payables, recording receivables, bank reconciliation, processing donations, compilation of reimbursement requests for funders. General office duties include assistance answering phones, filing, meeting logistics, and running errands. Requires accuracy and attention to detail, comfortable with MS Excel and Outlook, good with math, ability to work with diverse people, familiarity with accounting systems a plus.
5) Homeless Prevention Lead Case Manager will work with participants of the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LERAP) by providing housing stability case management to prevent homelessness. The lead case manager will be responsible for having a case load of clients. Case Manager is expected to assist households to maintain housing, maintain or increase income, increase access to mainstream benefits. Qualifications: experience in case management or intake and assessment, creative attitude and approach, ability to speak and write effectively; computer literate (MS Word, Excel Outlook). Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Local travel required in personal vehicle.
6) Employment Specialist will work with participants in the Safe at Home RRH program to obtain or increase earned income. The position includes providing direct employment assistance, develop individual employment plans, networking with area employers, maintain client files. Qualifications: education and experience equivalent to undergraduate degree in related field; minimum one-year experience providing direct services; must be able to speak and write effectively; creative attitude and approach; computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Outlook). Local travel required in personal vehicle.
7) Street Outreach Worker will work with the Welcome Home Street Outreach team to conduct homeless outreach via van and foot patrol to identify, engage and assist persons who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The outreach worker will conduct outreach to encampments or other unsheltered locations. After locating people in need of housing, the workers will engage and assist to address urgent needs and navigate program participants to to housing solutions appropriate to their level of need. Position requires an active demonstration of respect, concern and attention to client needs; ability to work where participants are living in outdoor locations; knowledge and competence in harm reduction, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing and Housing First. Staff are expected to have basic computer literacy for email communication, HMIS database entry, and ability to write communications as needed to assist clients.
UNITY does not request any criminal background checks until after interviews are conducted. No job application submitted prior to an interview inquires into an applicant’s criminal history. If any position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.
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