Housing Coordinator – Valencia Shelter Services, Los Lunas

Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by in Jobs

Valencia Shelter Services is seeking a uniquely talentedcompassionate, and professional individual to provide advocacy and support for assessing and educating all Valencia Shelter Services’ client’s housing needs.  The position requires outreach, advocacy and case management proficiency. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a working knowledge and experience with issues pertaining to trauma informed service delivery, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Must be able to prioritize competing needs of clients with organizational responsibilities. Must be compassionate, flexible, dedicated, and have a deep desire to be part of a team dedicated to supporting women to reach their goals. Must be able to obtain background clearance.

Valencia Shelter Services provides services to individuals and families who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in Valencia County, NM.  

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to 


Job Requirements:

Housing Program Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Employment Status: Full Time Nonexempt
Schedule: Monday – Friday (on-call after hours and weekends)
Compensation: TBD Based on Experience

Overview: The coordinator is responsible for assessing and educating all Valencia Shelter
Services client’s housing needs. The coordinator also oversees the process of acceptance to
the La Vida Nueva Transitional Housing Program, provides supportive services during
program enrollment, and seeks to advocate for clients as needed. It is also the responsibility
of the coordinator to provide case management for clients to make sure that they are safe and
working to meet goals of self-sufficiency and living a violence-free life. The coordinator will
oversee compliance with program guidelines and will coordinate services to clients of the
program with other advocates and agencies as part of on-going service plans.

• To support each client in attaining a high degree of self-sufficiency to transition into an
independent lifestyle.
• To hold monthly resident meeting to socialize, receive relevant training and raise any
issue of concern.
• To perform monthly house inspections of each unit for compliance, safety and needs.
• To coordinate with other staff goal setting, advocacy, and therapy, as needed.
• To make necessary referrals to other service agencies to meet resident family needs.
• To maintain documentation of interactions with the client and the result of services
provided by all staff.
• To document quarterly, client progress and goal attainment coordinated with client
• To facilitate all ongoing training in life skills development, employment assistance,
educational assistance, parenting, health and personal safety. The dynamics of
domestic violence and victimization should be discussed in appropriate settings.
• To assist clients with transportation needs.
• Must be compassionate and supportive and able to work as a team member.

• Minimum two year degree in human services or education. Four year degree preferred.
• Minimum two years of experience in human services agency or related field.
• Experience with typical office equipment including computers and computer software
used to document and track client activity.

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