Housing Specialist
U.S. VETS – Kapolei, HI
Housing Specialist

Immediate Hire.

Must live in Hawaii. No relocation reimbursement available.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in social services field or a related field required.
2 years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirements.

The Housing Specialist for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program reports directly to the Team Leader when applicable or otherwise the SSVF Program Coordinator and provides housing services in order to reintegrate homeless and at-risk veterans and their families by connecting them to housing and comprehensive support services that will lead them to reaching their highest level of independence. The main function of these programs is to assist homeless and at-risk veterans and their families to obtain and maintain housing.


Conduct thorough and constant housing assessment of clients’ changing needs by tracking and reporting their progress in accordance with funding requirements.
Maintain participant confidentiality at all times.
Obtain all mandatory housing supporting documentation for case file.
Conduct rent reasonable testing in accordance with SSVF requirements and ensure documentation is maintained.
Assist in distribution of temporary financial assistance payments.
Complete accurate and timely data entry into the HMIS system.
Coordinate care with SSVF case managers, VA personnel and others on behalf of participant’s holistic wellbeing.
Build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with participants and community agencies.
Develop and maintain collaborations with landlords and property managers.
Recruit property owners to collaborate in the placements of participants with high housing barriers.
Transport clients appropriately to resources they require in the community.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in social services field or a related field required.
2 years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirements.

Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
Strong oral, written and communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work within a team.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
Driver license with no violations on driving record for past 3 years required and own registered and insured transportation preferred. Company vehicle will be available for any transporting of clients.
United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements please submit a cover letter and resume.

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in cooperation with the counties of Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui are pleased to announce that a veteran designation will be available for Hawaii driver’s licenses, state ID’s, and instruction permits effective October 1, 2014.

Persons who served in any of the uniformed services of the United States and received a discharge other than dishonorable are eligible. Applicants must provide proof of qualification. Acceptable documents include:

• DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
• NGB Form 22 (National Guard Report of Separation from Active Duty)
• Prior to January 1, 1950 – WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO, 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78PD, NAVCG 553
• Discharge Certificate reflecting characterization of discharge
• Verification letter issued by the Veterans Administration
• Verification letter issued by the Office of Veteran Services

Applicants requiring a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge, or other Military Documents to verify Veteran and Military eligibility status may go to:

•<>/ and follow the steps outlined for either an online application request or follow procedures to print, populate, and mail out a Standard Form (SF) 180 request

Applicants may also contact:

• National Personnel Records Center: (314) 801-0800

• Hawaii State Office of Veterans Services at (808) 433-0420, Tripler Army Medical Center, 459 Patterson Road, E-Wing, Room 1-A103, Honolulu, HI 96819-1522

Applicants whose driver’s license, permit, or state ID’s are not within the renewal period may add the veteran designation by applying for a duplicate by presenting one of the documents listed above. Regular duplicate fees will apply.

Applicants for new or renewal driver’s licenses, instructional permits, and state ID’s are required to provide the necessary documents for proof of name, date of birth, social security number, principal residence and legal presence status. See links for details<> or and

Customers with specific questions may contact their county driver license/ state ID office at:
County of Hawaii: 961-2222
City & County of Honolulu: 532-7730
County of Kauai: 241-4242
County of Maui: 270-7363 (Molokai: 553-9067, Lanai: 565-7878)

Compensation: $11.40 – $12.24 based on experience

non-profit organization

*Male Applicants needed for a Veterans Service Assistant position*

This position reports directly to the Lead Veterans Service Assistant. The Veterans Service Assistant assists in the daily implementation of day to day basic residential services.

 Good communication and interpersonal skills.
 Must obtain valid Driver’s License, current clean traffic abstract and ability drive facility vehicle and be covered by organization insurance.
 Ability to work collaboratively with residential staff
 Must promote client-centered philosophy and skilled in creating and implementing a sober environment
 Must be energetic, dedicated to the mission and flexible.
 Experience with client population or similar populations or other equivalent experience.
 Preference for military veterans with specific experience receiving homeless services and living in a shelter/shared living situation.
Job Responsibilities:
 Assists in the delivery of basic services (shelter, food, hygiene) to veteran served at the facility. Assist in the delivery/handling of client mail
 Helps organize and delivery daily client services and support functions
 Assists clients to maximize quality of living in the facility including assistance in both the move-in and move-out from the facility
 Ensures harmonious atmosphere at facility
 Responsible for preventing or de-escalating any verbal and physical altercations at facility including submitting written report to Lead Veterans Service Assistant and Veterans Service Coordinator concerning these events.
 Responsible for implementing and take necessary action to ensure fluidity of services.
 Conveying needs to Lead Veterans Service Assistant or Veterans Service Coordinator to maintain supply inventory of supplies and meals coordination
 Assist in the implementation UA testing to promote a sober environment.
 Responsible for implementation of all safety and emergency procedures
 Responsible for attending to all administration needs related to tracking all residential services provided at the facility
 Other duties as assigned by the Lead Veterans Service Assistant.

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