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Phoenix House Housing Specialist in Long Island City, New York

Housing Specialist

Job Details

Job Location

Long Island City Residential - Long Island City, NY

Position Type

Part Time

Education Level

Bachelors Degree

Salary Range

$20.48 - $30.67 Hourly

Travel Percentage


Job Shift


Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services



The Housing Specialist is responsible for addressing the housing needs of clients residing in Phoenix House of NY. The Housing Specialist assists clients as they transition from rehabilitation to permanent housing. He/she is responsible for identifying permanent housing options, developing and maintaining a database of housing resources, conducting individual sessions and support groups around housing issues, and providing referrals, advocacy, follow-up, and assistance with housing applications. The Housing Specialist also develops partnerships with government and community agencies to help increase clients’ access to meaningful housing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned

  • Assess clients’ eligibility for government-financed housing programs, including subsidies, and benefit programs.

  • Assist clients to secure and complete applications for permanent housing.

  • Identify, and assist clients to obtain relevant documents needed for applications for permanent housing.

  • Provide individual counseling, advocacy and support to clients.

  • Develop and facilitate educational workshops and groups focused on housing (including available housing resources, apartment search techniques, mock interviews, and other best practices).

  • Develop and maintain a database of resources, including a listing of brokers, landlords, and management companies.

  • Engage in community outreach efforts to identify housing opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with government partners, and supportive community-based organizations.

  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences and meetings with prospective brokers and landlords.

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings and weekly supervisions



  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in good standing


  • Minimum two years in a behavioral health/substance use disorder treatment program


  • This job operates in an indoor office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.