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Job Description:
**ABOUT US:**** - We believe that everyone deserves a home!**
**Breaking Ground** is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless.
Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan.
Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet.
**Connections Housing Advocate in Brooklyn/Queens
The Connections Housing Advocate works with chronic street homeless individuals living in Brooklyn and Queens. Specifically, s/he will work with the client to deliver comprehensive housing placement and case management services that include but are not limited to obtaining a TB test, securing income (in collaboration with the Entitlements Unit), obtaining identification, completing psychosocial assessments, facilitating psychiatric evaluations, complete the HRA 2010e and other appropriate housing applications, and to secure safe haven, stabilization bed, and ultimately permanent housing placement. Connections Housing Advocate will build a relationship with client utilizing motivational interviewing to encourage client to work towards permanent housing.
* Complete steps necessary to place client into safe haven and/or stabilization bed
* Complete steps necessary for submission of client s HRA 201oe application
* Escort clients to appointments
* Develop and maintain recordkeeping files and databases, completion of necessary reports, data entry
* Collaborate with the team of other Housing Advocates
* Liaise/collaborate with other service providers/case managers/social workers, etc.
* Performs other related duties
* Two years related work experience.
* Knowledge of local benefit agencies (Public Assistance). Familiarity with substance abuse, mental health and employment issues. Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Bachelor s degree preferred, in Social Work or a related field, or equivalent experience
* Valid driver s license with a driving record in good standing. Maintaining a good driving record (as defined by the organization) is a condition of employment.
* Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping.
* Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
*Job Title:* Connections Housing Advocate - Street to Home Brooklyn/Queens
*Job Type:* Full-Time
*Location:* Brooklyn, NY
*Post Date:* 12/21/2017


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