Housing Locator (OAK)

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

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The Housing Locator provides housing locator services for unhoused or unstably housed partners based on a Housing First model. The Housing Locator is externally focused, marketing to landlords in the community to increase the housing options for the Housing Platform.

Responsibilities

  • Locates housing units for partners utilizing an organized marketing strategy.
  • Develops relationships with landlords and property managers; advocates and negotiates with landlords on behalf of clients.
  • Provides tenant education and housing counseling.
  • Tracks and reports on client progress and provides housing retention support through the landlord-BACS relationship.
  • Transitions partners from BACS financial supports to public support (if applicable); manages disputes and conflict resolution; and providing rehabilitative support to partners.
  • Matches partners’ potential barriers and strengths to housing options that are organized in the Housing Platform.
  • Provides indirect support services for the purposes of maintaining and supporting housing retention.
  • Creates presence for BACS internally and in the community as an expert in housing provision and management services. Integrates current best practices of housing models.
  • Creates current resource portfolio of housing options for partners. Responsible for oversight and procurement of appropriate permanent housing resources for partners based on choice and need.
  • Supports property management/landlord and partner/tenant to include negotiating of rental agreements; conducts housing inspection of units/properties inhabited by partners and works with property managers to resolve inspection and lease adherence issues.
  • Maintains all administrative procedures, tracking, and documentation for the housing function.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Real Estate, Psychology, plus four years of housing experience preferred.
  • Two years of housing/real estate/property management experience preferred and may be substituted for one year of direct service experience.
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • Healthcare/vulnerable client employer, verified COVID vaccination required.

Benefits/Perks

  • Highly competitive compensation - Starting at $24/hr.
  • Read More about BACS COVID19 Precautions & Response here.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees – nothing comes out of your check.
  • 30 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure. PTO given on your birthday.
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 8 Years – not charging PTO
  • Once Licensed, free access to beautiful office space to start your private practice*
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement for student loans & tuition, CEUs, etc.
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • Annual holiday and Summer party, and staff appreciation events
  • Significant internal growth opportunities
  • Free access to beautiful facility spaces on weekends for events (family parties, baby showers, receptions, birthdays)

        * Most direct service positions

How to Apply

 

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

 

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