JOB CATEGORY: Client Service Specialist
Job Description: Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
FLSA Category: Administrative
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program provides affordable housing, self-sufficiency guidance, and homeownership opportunities to low-income families in Fannin and Grayson Counties.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist develops local strategies to connect families receiving housing assistance to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties with respect to matters of significance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following performance measures:
Other Important Duties and Responsibilities: Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment; analyze and interpret data; and identify problems and provide solutions.
Must be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.
Must have capacity to work in a fast-paced work environment, either independently or as part of a team.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, social sciences, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field to the applicable program, plus at least one year relevant experience is preferred. Equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of degree.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.