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HELP USA’s vision is a country of empowered communities where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.  We are one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.  Every year, we serve 25,000 people in our 54 programs and residences across five states, and we continue to grow. 

HELP USA runs homelessness prevention programs, manages emergency and transitional shelters, and builds and operates affordable permanent rental apartments. At HELP USA, we believe that creating and maintaining housing stability is the most important step towards a safer, happier, more productive life.

We hope you'll consider joining our team to help make our vision a reality!  

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Intake Specialist

Site/Program: Hombase Service Area 7
Location: Bronx, NY

About HELP USA

HELP USA is one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.† With an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million, HELP USA currently serves 25,000 people annually in 54 programs and residences across five states and is continuing to grow. HELP provides 3,500 units of permanent and transitional housing as part of its 30-year commitment to families and individuals in need of safe, stable homes.

Position Overview

As part of New York Cityís plan to end homelessness, the Department of Homeless Services established Homebase Homeless Prevention Community Resource Centers throughout New York City. Homebase programs are designed to assist families and individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk for becoming homeless to develop a plan for long-term housing stability. Homebase helps clients navigate the complicated eviction process, offers financial and money management counseling, helps clients obtain public benefits, provides short-term financial assistance, and helps with relocation if necessary.

As Intake Worker, youíll assess all new clients for program eligibility, answer and respond to inquiry calls, and provide program information to new and prospective clients.† Youíll also collect, review, and process eligibility documentation for new clients.† The Homebase program is a fast-paced environment and requires a close attention to details.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a clear and concise explanation of Homebase services to clients and collecting and reviewing initial documentation to determine clientsí program eligibility.

  • Verifying the presented housing crisis via housing court stipulations, rent demands, subsidy information, etc.

  • Assisting clients with completion of all intake forms, completing the initial intake service plan, and entering intake information into the database.

  • Referring clients to external agencies and organizations for financial assistance, legal services, and public assistance benefits as appropriate.

  • Referring clients to financial, housing, and housing court workshops.

  • Participating in program outreach by conducting presentations on the Homebase program at various community-based organizations.

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external agencies to assist clients with their housing crises.

  • Preparing regular reports as required by regulatory agencies and ensuring that all client records comply with regulatory policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required; Bachelorís Degree preferred.

  • Prior experience in case management, assessment counseling, and crisis intervention with excellent interviewing skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

  • Resourceful and detail oriented, with strong decision making and organizational skills

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Valid US driverís license a plus.

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