Program and Position Overview
Hamilton Families (HF) is dedicated to ending family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Housing Solutions program assists families to secure permanent housing through housing search assistance, move-in financial assistance, eviction prevention, medium-term rent subsidies, and home-based case management to help families move toward self-sufficiency.As a Housing Navigation Specialist, you will work with families to help them find and move into market-rate, permanent housing. You will be an advocate and matchmaker, supporting families as they find housing that meets their needs. You will collaborate with colleagues to search for potential units with the family, reaching out to landlords and accompanying families to view potential units. You will also provide coaching for these families about how to be successful in housing search and tenancy, assist them to address housing barriers and offer referrals to resources such as financial coaching and employment opportunities in their new community. You will also be responsible for making sure all data about the family and their activities is accurate and up-to-date in the internal database, and that files are complete and accurate. This position requires a California Driver License and clean driving record.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
Compensation and Benefits
Great benefits: We offer excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, plus tax-advantaged Flexible Spending Arrangements for Health Care and Dependent Care. Employees also have the chance to earn up to $180 per calendar year for participating in various wellness activities and can participate in partnership discounts with various YMCA locations. Additionally, HF offers tax deductible commuter benefits that can be applied to public transit, parking, bicycle maintenance, and ride sharing services like Uber pool.
Growth and leadership opportunities: The work at HF is designed for individuals to follow their passions and commitment to community. HF takes professional development seriously and offers coaching and training opportunities at every level. A role with the Navigation team is great for an individual who is interested in exploring real estate, affordable housing, social work, and/or mental health fields. We also offer a $1,000 educational stipend to employees each year and offer dozens of internal and external trainings for staff at every level annually.
Time off: HF employees take advantage of generous sick and vacation benefits including 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick time per year.
Long term benefits: HF offers an employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan, education reimbursement, and other great long term benefits!
Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland.
Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months.
Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness.
Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home.
Children’s Services are integrated throughout all our programs, providing therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children’s resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.
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