The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. We envision a world in which people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare. Our work focuses on improving health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, and being a bold voice for change.
We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Housing Navigation Specialist. The Housing Navigation Specialist will coordinate the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Housing Navigation Services programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including HUD’s Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) programs, state and city government agencies, and private foundations. This position also serves as AFC’s liaison to housing program sub-contracted partner agencies that provide housing and direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS, and low-income individuals and families. This position also provides guidance and support to partner agency direct service staff and supervisors about the implementation of the housing program policies and procedures, and has shared responsibility for the overall quality of services provided.
Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Quality Assurance and Data Entry
Meetings and Training Facilitation
Bachelor's degree and 2 or more years of Human Services experience
OR 5 or more years Human Services experience
2 or more years Case Management experience
2 or more years Homeless Services experience
2 or more years HIV-specific service experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.
Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting and positive working relationships with both internal and external customers.
Strong knowledge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and program requirement, rules and procedures.
Also, strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations are key to success in this role.
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Please reference position code PROGRAMS HSS297
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.