Healthy Housing Specialist

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Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions. Our vision is for all children to grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.


JOB DESCRIPTION: 
Healthy Housing Specialist – Ready by Five Program (RB5)

STATUS: Full-time, hourly pay

 SALARY: $19/hour

REPORTS TO: Director of Programming


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 
The RB5 Healthy Housing Specialist will work as part of a team that builds working relationships with families for the purpose of implementing action plans that protect young children from household environmental hazards. This position involves extensive home visits, canvassing, phone calls, and presence at community events.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
 The primary responsibilities of the RB5 Healthy Housing Specialist will consist of, but are not limited to, the following duties:

  • Conduct home assessment and case management activities in full compliance with federal, state, and local laws and in keeping with industry standards
  • Educate families about environmental health concerns and appropriate methods to reduce or eliminate found hazards
  • Examine homes for environmental hazards by visual assessment and educate families on how to do the same
  • Assist families with creating and implementing Family-Centered Action Plans for addressing the found hazards
  • Maintain accurate records of all cases and potential leads in Salesforce and supporting paper files
  • Assist with family connections to relevant community resources and partner organizations
  • Cultivate active relationships with families so that they become empowered
  • Attend community events and engage with attendees to promote organizational programs and advocacy efforts
  • Encourage parent engagement in advocacy
  • Help raise awareness of and advocate for healthier housing for children by sharing stories from the field
  • Promote healthier housing for children when networking with other professionals by encouraging their programs to integrate healthy housing priorities and strategies
  • Support and assists in coordinating and implementing outreach effortsand community events
  • Always demonstrate professional confidentiality; protecting the rights of clients and their families, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained
  • Possess own insured vehicle for transportation and have a valid driver’s license (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Participate in resource development activities as requested, with an emphasis upon sharing stories from the field
  • Work as a part of a direct-service team and supporting coworkers as reasonably requested
  • Participate in all required training and achieve learning objectives in a timely manner
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities related to direct services, including program and budget efficiency and effectiveness
  • Other tasks as assigned by organizational Leadership Team


ROLE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Stay up to date on the following:
    • children’s environmental health
    • best practices for resources and interventions
    • local housing programs, policy, and systems
  • Be culturally competent and participate in trainings around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Establish and maintaining collaborative relationshipswith other organizations
  • The work schedule is generally between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:30am – 12:30pm on Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours required


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Associates of Arts or Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to meet program objectives and deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with efficient typing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) programs
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Solution-based problem-solving skills
  • Dedication to continuous professional growth
  • Efficient time-management skills
  • Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be productive while working remotely with minimal
  • Possess own insured vehicle for transportation and have a valid driver’s license (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Experience in the non-profit sector preferred

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (optional):

  • Bilingual – Spanish (Fluent in speaking and writing)
  • Bachelor’s degree in health, social services, sciences, public administration, or similar degree
  • Proficient in Salesforce


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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If accommodations are needed, please include a statement of clarification at application.

 Ability to drive a car

  • Ability to communicate clearly by phone and verbal presentation
  • Ability to bend over, climb stairs and lift up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to stand on stepladder
  • Ability to crouch, kneel, reach, and crawl
  • Ability to work in an office environment

BENEFITS:

  • Holiday pay
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 403b retirement plan with 10% employer base contribution


Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building a diverse staff. We strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the communities we serve. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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