Lantern Community Services
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title:                     Housing Specialist

Reports to:                  Social Worker Team Leader

Status:                        Full-time

FLSA Classification:    Non-Exempt  

Job Location:              Washington Heights, NYC

Date Created:             May 20, 2020



We are seeking a professional, discreet, motivated Housing Specialist responsible for helping clients find permanent housing and become self-sufficient. Services will include assisting with orienting clients to the housing search process and training clients in how to conduct an apartment search, how to interview for an apartment, and how to complete housing applications. Additionally, the Housing Specialist will provide escorts to housing-related appointments and facilitate moving on by supporting clients with direct assistance during the final moving out phase. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • One year of experience required assisting homeless or difficult to serve populations to find housing.
  • Experience providing services to individuals with mental illness, substance use, chronic health conditions, and/or homelessness.
  •  Sensitivity to issues involved in working with a diverse organization.
  • Must have initiative, the ability to work well under pressure,  and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and organizational skills 



  • Bachelor's Degree in social services or related field
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
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