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Housing Navigator

St. Vincent de Paul - Louisville, KY
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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville is one of the longest serving social charities in Louisville. We are located in the up-and-coming Shelby Park neighborhood. Through our homeless shelters, community kitchen, supportive housing programs, professional case management, clinical services and retail thrift stores, we house, feed and support those in need with compassion and dignity on the path toward self-sufficiency.

Position Summary:

The Housing Navigator assists individuals experiencing homelessness to identify, access and transition into housing units in the community.

*This position is part-time only with an hourly pay range of $13-$15.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Clients directly or on their behalf to identify possible housing units, address barriers to housing, recruit new landlords and negotiate with landlords regarding vouchers
  • Search apartment listings, visit prospective units, and complete housing applications
  • Assist clients with any necessary paperwork such as applications, compiling eligibility documentation required by housing providers, and other tasks required to connect clients to needed services
  • Engage in outreach efforts with clients including phone calls, emails, outreach letters, and home visits. Build rapport with current clients in transitional housing to build a caseload
  • Transport and support Clients with specific needs, mental health limitations, or other barriers to appointments or appointments as needed to complete their applications and housing documents
  • Work collaboratively with case managers to receive referrals for advocacy services and follow up with case managers about progress on goals
  • Maintain an up-to-date record of services as dictated by documentation standards
  • Serve as a programmatic representative with outside agencies; conduct necessary outreach efforts
  • Attend all-staff meetings, supervision and mandatory trainings
  • Participate actively in team efforts as assigned
  • Special Projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

 Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Authentic interpersonal capacity for empathic understanding and nonjudgmental attitude when engaging with Clients with mental health problems
  • Strong knowledge of local housing resources and landlords
  • Successful personal experience applying for apartments
  • Attention to detail in completing paperwork for applications
  • Experience working with diverse communities, including Domestic Violence survivors, LGBT, substance users and communities of color

 Education, Qualifications, Certifications, Trainings, Licenses:

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Associate’s Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred
  • Peer Support Certification preferred
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated proficiency to perform the work may be substituted
  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
  • Successfully pass any required pre-employment background and drug screening
  • Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record

 

Reporting to this position: None

Additional Information/Benefits

Benefits/Additional Information:

In addition to a sense of purpose and pride that comes from serving others, eligible employees enjoy paid holidays, paid leave, paid Life/Short/Long Term Insurance as well as access to SVDP’s Section 125 Health and 401(k) Retirement Plans.

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville will conduct a thorough background investigation as part of its application process. Investigations are not limited to, but will include review and verification of the following: previous employment, character references, motor vehicle reports, personality and aptitude testing, drug screening and a comprehensive criminal background check.

Apply online: www.louisvilleworks.com 

Email cover letter and resume to:  dflanigan@svdplou.org

Apply in person:

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

1015-C South Preston St

Louisville, KY 40203

Mail cover letter and resume to:

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Attn: HR Director

PO Box 17126

Louisville, KY 40217-0126

 

Cover letters are appreciated.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and absolutely committed to diversity. (M/F/D/V)



Benefits:

Benefits/Additional Information:

In addition to a sense of purpose and pride that comes from serving others, eligible employees enjoy paid holidays, paid leave, paid Life/Short/Long Term Insurance as well as access to SVDP’s Section 125 Health and 401(k) Retirement Plans.

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville will conduct a thorough background investigation as part of its application process. Investigations are not limited to, but will include review and verification of the following: previous employment, character references, motor vehicle reports, personality and aptitude testing, drug screening and a comprehensive criminal background check.

Apply online: www.louisvilleworks.com 

Email cover letter and resume to:  dflanigan@svdplou.org

Apply in person:

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville<


This job reports to the Program Manager
this is a Part-Time position 1st Shift

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