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Housing Specialist

  2023-10-24     Lutheran Services in Iowa     1308 S Cleveland St, Sioux City     $20-$23 hour  

If you're looking for a way to make a positive change in your community, LSI is looking for you. Join our team as a Housing Specialist today!

What We Do

As one of Iowa's most trusted human services agencies, LSI has a legacy of serving children, adults, and families for more than 150 years. Our Refugee and Immigrant Services lift up hundreds of new Iowans each year through educational classes and wellness programming, and our economic development services help them build a solid foundation in their new home. From creating small businesses to helping individuals save money for major purchases, you can make a difference and empower your newest neighbors.

What You'll Do

The Housing Specialist will serve as a local housing advocate and will ensure that resettled refugees are provided with quality affordable housing. This person will work with the Community Engagement Specialist and volunteers to coordinate and complete apartment setups. The Housing Specialist will also be responsible for providing ongoing housing and budget support services to all client families. Develops and maintains positive relationships with local landlords and property managers. The Specialist provides cultural orientation to new arrivals on tenant rates and responsibilities. The Housing Specialist will be responsible for ensuring client case documentation is complete and accurate including financial tracking sheets, safety evaluations, supply lists, and case notes.

What You'll Need

Preferred: Bachelors degree in a related field and experience working in affordable housing and/or serving refugees. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered (Minimum of high school diploma/GED + 4 years of experience OR Associates degree + 2 years experience).

Fluency in English is required. Additional linguistic skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired but not required.

How We'll Support You

On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

- A competitive salary

- Comprehensive benefits

- A 401(k)

- Generous paid time off

- A flexible work schedule

- Health, dental, life, and vision insurance

- Career-building opportunities

- Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon

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