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Housing Specialist

Seattle

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Seattle
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:

IRC Background:  The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.

Job Overview: The Housing Specialist Ukrainian 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:

  • 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
  • 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 Director

Indirect Reporting:  resettlement manager

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Resettlement Housing, Casework, and Quality Assurance teams; Employment Team; Operations Team; Finance Team; other IRC Washington Program Teams

External: Housing Providers, Property Management Companies, Apartment Managers, other community partners and housing providers
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