Job Opportunities

Housing/Leasing Specialist

Position Summary:  Responsible for providing assistance and support to homeless families and individuals seeking housing. The Housing/Leasing Specialist is the professional whose primary duties include eligibility determination, identifying housing for applicants, coordinating and executing move-ins and move-outs and completing annual re-certifications along with move in/outs and quarterly unit inspections.

 

Reports to:  Director of Housing and Property Management

 

Tasks:

  • Conduct initial housing intake and assessment for each family/individual accessing services to evaluate housing needs.
  • Recruit and maintain a good partnership with landlords for scattered site housing.
  • Complete lease paperwork including related addenda, rent calculation, etc.
  • Coordinate with the case managers to ensure clients have the necessary items to secure housing.
  • Provide information and instruction to clients regarding how to complete a housing application, housing search, tenant rights and responsibilities, including: observation of rental agreement rules, and being a good neighbor.
  • Document all resident encounters and maintain thorough and accurate records for reporting purposes.
  • Collaborate with case management staff to understand the specific housing needs and preferences of residents and act accordingly when searching for housing options.
  • Conduct Move in/out, monthly and quarterly unit inspections as needed.
  • Assist with lease violations, non-renewals, and evictions for residents when needed
  • Comply and promote compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies helping to strengthen and maintain an ethical organizational culture.
  • Conduct all business in accordance with agency policies and procedures, Fair Housing, HUD, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other laws and regulations pertaining to apartments, public housing, and supportive housing programs.

 

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services plus two years of experience providing case management, housing services, or other relevant human service experience preferred, will consider a combination of education and experience in a health or human services field providing case management or housing services to homeless individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, alcoholism, or substance abuse).

 

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@aplacetoliveagain.org. Qualified applicants only!

Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary: Is accountable for all SHC maintenance operations. Maintenance supervisor will oversee and coordinate the workers who maintain and repair electrical, plumbing, ventilation and other building repairs needed. The maintenance supervisor will evaluate systems and facilities to determine needed repair and maintenance, both short and long-term. Some administrative duties and reporting is required.

 

Reports to:  Director of Housing and Property Management

 

Tasks:

  1. Track and maintains reports for all regulatory property inspections (e.g., elevator, sprinkler system, etc.) Ensures compliance with HUD, CHA and City of Charlotte requirements and expectations.
  2. Update required reports concerning work orders completed move-outs, move ins and provides information to the Director of Housing and Property Management.
  3. Assure time sheets and mileage forms are documented accurately and submitted to the Director of Housing and Property Management for processing for payroll.
  4. Maintain a positive customer relations attitude. effectively orally with residents who have special needs. Sensitivity and experience working with people living with a disability and/or formerly homeless is required.
  5. Fulfill the performance standards of this position and complies with policies, rules and procedures of the company, including those set out in the Employee Handbook, or otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees.
  6. Implement and manage the system for handling resident service requests. Whenever possible, all requests should be completed within 24 hours. Schedules the on-call rotation for the staff and assists with service as necessary.
  7. Keep all safety material current and readily accessible. This includes MSDS sheets, HAZCOM recordkeeping, Lead Based Paint, Mold & Mildew, EPA regulations, and OSHA requirements.
  8. Maintain an awareness of the condition of physical property throughout the community and immediately corrects unsafe conditions.
  9. Maintain accurate records of preventive maintenance, service requests, and make ready status of all vacant units. Also, maintains expenditures in line with the budget unless prior approval from the Director of Operations has been obtained.
  10. Maintain accurate records regarding quarterly and preventive maintenance, service requests (received and completed), expenditures, apartment make-ready status, work-in-progress, etc. Schedules and performs minor and routine maintenance on all appropriate equipment on a regular basis. Inspects and maintains all tools in excellent condition. Diagnoses and performs minor or routine maintenance or repair involving the following on a daily, weekly or as needed basis.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Position requires at least 3 years experience in property maintenance or equivalent field.
  2. Work Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week. Weekends as circumstances warrant; on-call for emergencies.
  3. An employee in this position must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of the following tools:
  • Hand Tools Various wrenches, hammer, grips, saws, sledgehammer, snips, posthole diggers, etc.
  • Power Tools Wrenches, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, etc.
  • User-Moved Aids Wheelbarrows, dollies, hand trucks, buckets, hoists, jacks, step ladders, full ladders, double ladders.
  • Mechanical Equip. Motors, pumps, compressors, blowers, electric and hand power augers, etc.
  • Measuring Devices Calipers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, testing meters.

 

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@aplacetoliveagain.org. Qualified applicants only!