DASH Specialist (Document Access & Supports for Housing)

Job Summary

DASH Specialist will assist program clients in the process of obtaining required documents and to complete housing voucher applications. The DASH Specialist will also assist with linkages to other intervention supports to households experiencing a crisis. The DASH Specialist will provide encouragement and emotional support while helping the client to create a housing stability plan. The DASH Specialist will provide coaching and collaboration with the Department of Housing & Community resources (DHCR) field office.

Duties & Responsibilities

Position Specific

  • Facilitates linkages to a broad offering of community social services. Individual group and family intervention. Outreach case management and support.
  • Referral, advocacy for linkage to essential services. Connection of consumer to social, spiritual, and other community resources as expressed by consumer’s wishes and service plan.
  • Provides or arranges client transportation per program guidelines and with supervisory consultation.
  • Develops and maintains consistent positive collateral and community relationships. Prepares documentation of work utilizing agency information systems consistent with agency/program expectations regarding timeliness and content for billing purposes and compliance.
  • Attends team, scheduled supervision sessions, in-service training workshops, and staff meetings according to agency and program schedules.
  • Responsible for knowing and following agency policies and procedures.
  • Abides by Agency/NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Meets or exceeds assigned productivity standards.
  • Program Specific
  • Admits clients to the DASH Program. Completes document checklist and assessment for needed pre-tenancy supports.
  • Provides case management to assist referrals from the DCA DHCR to obtain required documents and to complete hosing applications.
  • Facilitates referrals to community resources with an understanding of benefits/entitlements, along with federal, state, and local rental assistance available to clients.
  • Coordination and strengthening of already existing partnerships with the DCA DHCR.

Position Requirements

  • Education/Experience –Bachelors Degree in Social work or other Human Service-related field.
  • Fleet- Position requires the ability to drive. When using an agency or own vehicle, the employee must have a Valid NJ driver’s license and proof of NJ Auto Insurance.

JFS encourages licensed professionals to pursue clinical licensure by providing a Clinical Supervision Program designed to provide clinical supervision to full-time employees with an active LSW or LAC resulting in the achievement of the LCSW or LPC license.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is a multi-service agency. With more than 150 employees, our team is committed to helping people realize their fullest potential and achieve personal goals. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is committed to diversity in the workplace, reinforcing inclusion reflective of the multicultural communities we are committed to serving. The agency is dedicated to advancement and upward mobility for our staff members. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to join our team, enriching our workforce and community.

JFS is dedicated to a flexible work-life balance for its team members by offering 16 Holidays, up to 4 weeks' vacation, and 3 weeks of sick time. We offer excellent benefits packages - including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, TelaDoc, 403(B) Retirement, and more. JFS looks forward to welcoming you to our offices based in Atlantic City, Margate, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, and Cape May Courthouse, to begin an exciting, meaningful, and rewarding career.