Gering Advocacy & Housing Specialist

The Gering Client Advocacy/Housing Specialist will:

  • Provide direct services via our 24-hour helpline

  • Provide direct services via face-to-face interactions

  • Provide clients with safety planning and information about civil and/or criminal justice system

  • Respond to requests for advocacy from law enforcement and health care professionals

  • Assess the need for additional services and make appropriate referrals in-house and to other community resources

  • Advocate on behalf of clients with other community agencies

  • Assess housing barriers to determine housing and service needs

  • Identify client strengths and assist clients to reduce barriers 

  • Develop a housing plan

  • Assist clients in locating and securing housing of their choice

  • Provide advocacy with landlords to develop a workable plan to obtain and/or maintain housing

  • Serve as an ongoing liaison between property managers, landlords, and participants

  • Provide pro-active follow-up to ensure stability and further progress toward self-sufficiency

 

Basic Requirements

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Valid driver's license

  • Safe & reliable transportation

  • Current car insurance

  • Cell Phone

  • Successful completion of criminal background check, CPS/APS background check, and Driver’s License check

 

Work Hours

This position will typically work 36 hours per week.   

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm (with 1-hour lunch break)

  • Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm  (with 1-hour lunch break)

 

This position will also provide direct services via our 24-hour helpline & text line and in-person as needed:

  • 1 Nightshift per week or every other week

  • 1 Weekend shift every 5-6 weeks

  • 2-3 Holidays per year

Starting pay for this position is $15 an hour. Benefits include paid time off and health and dental insurance.

Flexibility is required.

Please read this Additional Information carefully before applying.

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