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Housing Eligibility Specialist (Housing First Homeless Program) - COMCARE

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $15.40 per hour | This position is currently eligible for a sign on bonus of $2,500 after 60 days of employment. | This position has also been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. The new rate will be $19.64. 

Work Schedule: M - F, 8a - 5p 


Coaching individuals on life skills. Provide assistance and referrals for clients. Performs responsible work interviewing, qualifying and verifying tenant families for entry into and continuation in the housing program. Monitors participants’ progress, working with partner providers to link participants to appropriate and relevant resources. Assists participants in achieving goals as related to HUD grant requirements.


Manage housing application process:

  • Provide necessary documents to provider partners to complete applications with eligible clients.
  • Attend lease-ups, where each participant, Housing First staff, and the landlord meet in order for the participant to sign their lease and other paperwork as pertains to entry into the program.


Promote continued participation:

  • Consistent communication with each participant, Housing First staff, and property management when applicable.
  • Meet with participants and Housing First staff as needed to review cases.
  • Attend community meetings as necessary to remain abreast of current and applicable resources.


Record Keeping and Reporting:

  • Create and update Stabilization Plans for each participant.
  • Provide weekly written updates on each participant to Housing First staff.
  • Report outcomes as requested.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or any equivalent combination of training and experience preferred. Two years of working directly with and/or on behalf of people and communities. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita