The Housing Specialist will ensure that refugee families are supported with safe, affordable housing and household supplies.In coordination with IRC Seattle’s Resettlement team, the Housing Specialist will assist in the procurement of permanent and temporary housing for clients in accordance with established program guidelines.The Specialist will be responsible for securing housing, coordinating supply deliveries, and set ups and ensuring all required household supplies are present.
Major Responsibilities :
•Assist in the procurement of safe, appropriate, and affordable housing for clients.
•Assist in the application of housing, arrangement of temporary housing, communication with resettlement team any updates, support clients in lease signings.
•Coordinate with resettlement and logistics to ensure all required household supplies. Deliver supplies, arrange in the home and complete accompanying paperwork.
•Assist clients in the establishment of utilities.
•Complete case notes related to all housing and set up activities and completion of related forms.
•Attend team and office meetings, participate in collective team and office efforts; comply with all IRC and local office policies and practices.
•Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Resettlement Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC employees, Interns, Volunteers
•Relevant degree or equivalent experience
•English proficiency, both spoken and written, and professional proficiency in relevant languages (i.e., Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Dari, Pashto, Tigrinya, Arabic, Ukrainian, Russian) preferred
•Ability to document client interactions and services provided and maintain updated and accurate documentation.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
•Effective time management skills and ability to focus and work productively in a fast-paced environment.
•Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment.
•Valid driver’s license
•Committed to anti-racism and continual learning and growth.
•Access to reliable transportation to travel throughout the service delivery area
•Standard, professional office environment (currently remote)
•May require occasional weekend and /or evening work.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.