Housing Specialist, Women Against Abuse

Posted by on June 03, 2013

Housing Specialist, Women Against Abuse
Posted on: May 13, 2013

Job description
Assist clients in locating/obtaining, transitional and permanent housing options. Housing options include supportive housing, low cost rental, fair market rental, and low cost homeownership or fair market homeownership programs. Clients receiving housing specialist services are all clients who have self-disclosed domestic violence and need assistance to locate and obtain housing. Clients will consist of WAA residential clients and other clients that have been referred as “fast track” will come from WAA Case Managers, the WAA Legal Center, OSH Intake, and other partner domestic violence Agencies. The Housing Specialist must also participate in citywide advocacy efforts and networks related to housing and homelessness.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field
  • A minimum of 1 year direct service and/or housing advocacy is required; experience in a housing and/or residential setting is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with the local housing market, and supportive housing required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in writing is required.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office software, Outlook, Word, Excel, required
  • Prior experience using client database is preferred.
  • Some experience in working on domestic violence issues is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Trauma Informed and/or Sanctuary Model service delivery, preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License strongly preferred

Schedule: 40 hours Mon – Fri Salary: commensurate with experience w/full comprehensive benefits

Location: Philadelphia, PA


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