Housing Locator (FMT)

Fremont, California, United States | Fremont | Full-time

Apply

The Housing Locator is responsible for locating housing, providing support, and developing relationships with landlords and property managers in order to provide housing to clients. BACS’ staff prides itself on doing whatever it takes to find permanent housing for homeless people and the work happens both in the office, or out in the community. This role requires someone who values accountability, trust and innovation. BACS prides itself as non-hierarchical agency with all hands on deck. 

BACS is opening a new Housing Navigation Center in Fremont! This program will work with the highest acuity participants, who need the most support. Our model is to work with families and natural supports, to help create lasting change.

Responsibilities

  • Establish working relationship with landlords and property managers, locate housing, and advocate and negotiate with landlords on behalf of participants.
  • Provide tenant education and housing counseling.
  • Track and report on participant’s progress and provide housing retention support.
  • Transition participants from BACS financial supports to public support (if applicable); manage disputes, provide rehabilitative support, and resolve conflict.
  • Implement consumer-centered services that are needs-driven, 24/7 model and strength-based, including: assessment, planning, intervention, support, and transition planning.
  • Create and maintain presence as an expert in housing provision and management services for BACS internally and in the community.
  • Maintain current portfolio of housing options for participants; responsible for oversight and procurement of permanent housing resources.
  • Support landlord/property management and participant/tenant relationship, aid in rental agreement negotiations and lease adherence issues, conduct housing inspections and work with property management to resolve inspection issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field plus two years of direct service experience. Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One year experience placing people in market housing preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required.
  • Travel throughout Alameda County is required.
  • Weekend shifts required. 
  • Healthcare/vulnerable client employer, verified COVID vaccination required.

Benefits/Perks

  • Highly competitive compensation: $23 or $24/hr. Starting wage based on meeting MHRS qualifications. 
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children.
  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure, includes your birthday off. 
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution.
  • $3,000 per year student loan, tuition or CEUs. Up to $15,000 over 5 years.
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 8 Years – not charging PTO.
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*.
  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

    * Most direct service positions

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.

 

BAY AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER