Position: Benefits Housing Coordinator
Dept: Housing
Reports To: Lead Housing Coordinator
Location(s): Montebello, CA, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time (On-site)
Salary: $25/hour

The Position:
A New Way of Life provides women returning home from jail and/or prison with safe housing, assists with re-establishing community connections and creates an environment that allows them to heal from trauma and transform their lives for themselves. The Benefits Housing Coordinator is the primary contact for life documents and assistance programs, and maintains the integrity of A New Way of Life Reentry Project’s safe house model.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
• Conducts intake of all incoming resident to determine their needs.
• Provides service linkages and support systems to ensure identified needs are met.
• Serves as bridge to other A New Way of Life services, including but not limited to Workforce Development & Education and Family Reunification.
• Assists residents in obtaining life documents including but not limited to Government Issued Identification, Social Security Card, original Birth Certificates and securing public assistance.
• Available as backup to Housing Coordinators for transportation and other services as needed.
• Conducts regular meetings with staff/residents to facilitate new procedures.
• Acts as advocate for client before judicial, community, social service, and administrative bodies as needed.
• Other duties as assigned

• Understanding of the population to be served and knowledge of the recovery process.
• Competent in Word, Excel and data management.
• Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.
• Vehicle and auto insurance coverage, and a valid California Driver's license.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Excellent active listening and crisis intervention skills with ability to exercise and model good judgment, maintaining appropriate boundaries at all times.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities with effective record keeping.
• At least 2 years of similar experience.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation includes medical, dental and vision insurance benefits, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Formerly incarcerated individuals or those impacted by the criminal justice or child welfare systems are encouraged to apply by sending cover letter and resume to: careers@anewwayoflife.org.