Housing Specialist-St Clair

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Saint Clair , MO 63077

Posted 2 days ago

Social Service Agency located in the St. Louis Metro area is seeking to fill a position in our Housing program.

JOB SUMMARY: The Housing Specialist enables families to receive and retain housing assistance through qualifying applications, family briefings, recertification's, and contract preparations.


  • The Housing Specialist will document applications and certify families for assistance.

  • The Housing Specialist will brief families and owners on program rules and operation.

  • The Housing Specialist will negotiate lease-ups and Housing Assistance Program contracts with the families and owners.

  • The Housing Specialist will verify family income and household composition changes.

  • The Housing Specialist will organize, schedule, and complete timely recertification of participants (annual and interim).

  • The Housing Specialist will help negotiate solutions to owner / tenant problems, conflicts or misunderstandings.

  • The Housing Specialist will document participant files to meet program regulations, including computer reports.

  • The Housing Specialist will complete rent reasonable surveys and certifications.

  • The Housing Specialist will recommend and document terminations for family violations of program requirements.

  • The Housing Specialist will coordinate inspections on units with the inspectors.

  • The Housing Specialist will maintain confidentiality with client information.


  • High School Diploma required; college degree in related field preferred.

  • Experience with low-income families or housing field preferred.


  • Able to problem solve, handle crisis, and work with families of various cultures and low-income backgrounds.

  • Able to establish positive working relationships with families, agency staff, and community members.

  • Able to maintain a calm and nurturing demeanor when working with families.

  • Physically able to stand for long periods of time, as well as stooping, squatting, and lift an estimated 40 pounds.

  • Able to navigate email, internet, Microsoft Word, and other computer database programs.

  • Must have an active driver's license and will be required to travel in or out of community with own transportation.

  • Open mind and non-judgmental attitude.

  • The ability to accept and learn from change

  • Shows kindness toward others.

  • Is motivated to help others.

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Housing Specialist-St Clair

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation