Housing Specialist

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt. Location:

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112

Base Rate: $25.64/hr – $0.50 bilingual (bilingual not required)

The Housing Specialist provides housing ready and housing search services to individuals impacted by gender-based violence. Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Provide support and assistance to survivors of gender based violence throughout the housing search and move in process.
  • Maintain compliance with HUD standards for housing units
  • Be the liaison between landlords and property managers for client’s housing needs

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or college course work in social services field or equivalent combination of education and experience in housing industry. Candidates should have knowledge of sensitivity to sexual assault and domestic violence issues, trauma, gender equity and/or other forms of oppression. Understanding and application of program theories such as trauma-informed care, feminist, and anti-oppression/anti-discrimination frameworks are

Desired: Bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills highly preferred. Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese languages. Prior experience of working in Santa Clara County housing market and understanding Santa Clara County geography. Motivational Interviewing skills highly preferred.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 65-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.


  • A competitive benefits plan: health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 15 paid holidays are made available each year: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Women’s International Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • 20 days of annual Accrued PTO to start
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Talkspace for employees and their household members
  • Employer contributed 403B Retirement Plan with optional employee contributions
  • Employee Discounts with TicketsatWork
  • Free access to the Calm App

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to hr@yourywca.org with “Housing Specialist” in subject line.  Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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