SUMMARY OF THE ORGANIZATION
LA Family Housing (LAFH) is a premier nonprofit organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Since 1983, LAFH has become one of the largest comprehensive real estate developer and homeless service provider agencies in Los Angeles and a regional leader providing solutions to end homelessness. In 2016, LAFH helped more than 7,000 individuals end homelessness and poverty in their lives with a client-centered approach to meet the needs of each individual. Its proven model connects participants to permanent housing and helps them achieve long-term housing stability through a full continuum of services. LAFH owns and operates 24 properties, including 3 bridge housing and 21 permanently affordable apartment buildings, with plans for additional developments in the future.
This position requires travel to scattered sites but primarily the Palmdale/Lancaster area.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Housing Stabilizer I is responsible for the development and implementation of a housing stabilization plan for formerly homeless individuals who are newly housed; 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.).
ACCOUNTABILITY AND REVIEW
Position reports to: Housing Stabilization Manager
Performance review: Annual
Number of employees receiving work direction: Zero (0)
Position titles reporting to position: N/A
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Payroll Status: Hourly
Work Schedule: Full-time
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.
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 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.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $32,360.00 to $45,036.00 /year