Housing Locator and Specialist

Job Title: Housing Locator and Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Rotorua
Contact Details: Rachelle Weingott
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 days ago
We are looking for a Housing Locator and Specialist for an exciting collaborative programme that provides rapid housing and wrap around support to people experiencing chronic homelessness in the Rotorua Area.

You will be responsible for finding housing and managing tenancies for people who are experiencing chronic homelessness. You will build and maintain relationships with landlords and property investors/managers. You will provide a variety of office and field related activities to manage tenancies including liaising with landlords, social support team and tenants.

Your duties will be as follows:

• Assisting participants to locate and secure housing of their choice
• Interview participants once selected for the programme, understand their housing needs and background.
• Developing and maintaining landlord relationships, including signing up new landlords and landlord focused events
• Developing and maintaining landlord relationships
• Meet tenant and Key Worker to sign documents and handover keys on tenancy start date
• Advise Finance of tenants move ins/outs
• Manage government relationships/industry contract MSD and other social housing tenancies and contracts
• Reporting – weekly updates for Group Property Manager, monthly for APT board reports and bi monthly Governance Board Reports
• Prepare tenancy agreements
• Compile new tenancy documents (Tenancy Agreement, bond lodgement form, redirection of benefit forms etc )
• Various administrative related tasks
• Agree realistic start date for tenancy with the team
• Responsible for renewing tenancies with agents for properties
• Prepare On-charges for water, electricity and repairs and maintenance items as required
• On occasion, carry out during tenancy tasks, such as completing inspections and arranging maintenance as needed

To succeed in this role you will need to have the following attributes:

• Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, empathy and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
• You will have strong relationship, communication (verbal and written), negotiation skills and the ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds.
• You will be able to work effectively alongside people with co-existing mental health and addiction problems who have experienced homelessness to  achieve their goals.
• Ideally you will need to have an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and be committed to the principles of the organisation
• A current driver’s license
• Possess strong organizational skills with ability to meet a demanding workload, leveraging creativity and innovation.
• Have an eye for detail
• Resilience is a necessity

If you are interested then please call Rachelle Weingott at Beyond Recruitment on 0274 789 614 or email your CV to -