Eligibility Specialist / Social Worker


Property and Housing

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Salary Range

Up to USD16.34/hr

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Orlando, FL - North - (USA) 445 West State Road 436 Suite 1013 FL Altamonte Springs , FL 32701 Phone : 407-774-4242



Job Description

Under general supervision, performs various administrative and clerical duties related to screening initial applicants and existing tenants to determine eligibility for Section 8 program housing in accordance wit pre-defined regulations and requirements.

* Perform screening to determine eligibility of new applicants to fill program vacancies; receives applications; enters data into computer; schedules and conducts interviews.

* Conducts re-certification/screening of existing tenants to determine continued eligibility and appropriate rent increases: conducts re-certification interviews; downloads information from computer; requests unit inspections and compares rent reasonableness of proposed rent to comparable units in community.

* Reviews financial/personal documents/information of all clients and compares to pre-established standards and verifies information.

* Qualifies or denies eligibility of new applicants accordingly; selects most qualified from waiting list; makes housing arrangements to appropriate bedroom sized units; calculates rent payments and deposits for applicants; types agreements for new applicants; explains documents to applicants.

* Qualifies or denies continued eligibility of existing tenants accordingly; changes contract rent and utility allowance as needed; notifies tenants and landlords of new data; ensures leases / contracts are signed according to administrative plan; records changes in data for families who move.

* Refers clients to other social service agencies as needed.

* Contacts site managers to confirm vacancies, rent calculations, and security deposits.

* Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, clients, site managers, employers, child care facilities, government agencies, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information and or resolve problems.

* Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence and logs.

* Assists at front desk as needed.

* Attend hearing as an impartial witness as needed.

* Assists in training other staff members.

* Makes visits to tenants as needed.

* Other related duties as needed.

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