Careers

VITA Tax Preparer

Location: Manhattan, East Village
Position Summary:

As a certified Advanced Volunteer Income Tax Preparer, you will provide free, quality income tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers, and connect clients to additional services offered by Nazareth Housing as needed. This is seasonal, part-time position that runs from January 22, 2020 to April 15, 2020. Payscale: $18/hour

Responsibilities:
  • Interview clients to determine appropriate filing status, that all income is reported, and all allowable credits and deductions are claimed
  • Obtain and validate all necessary tax information needed to claim every credit or deduction for which the taxpayer may be eligible
  • Prepare returns based on the taxypayer’s documentation and tax law training
  • Prepare only those returns that are with-in the scope of our VITA/TCE site
  • Ensure a copy of the completed tax return given to the client
  • Maintain the confidentiality and security of all client information
  • Complete all administrative activities related to the completion of the client’s return
  • Refer taxpayers to other services offered at our site
  • Support the VITA Site Coordinator and Quality Reviewer with operational needs of the site including: client intake; manage workflow; assist in training volunteer tax preparers.
  • Adhere fully to IRS protocols and policies applicable to VITA sites.
Qualifications:
  • Must complete the Advanced Level of the IRS Link and Learn Certification program
  • One year minimum experience as a tax preparer, preferably at a VITA site.
  • Knowledge of TaxSlayer software and strong computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to interview clients about personal, financial matters and discuss tax issues to clients in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner
  • A commitment to our mission and the people that we serve
  • High energy, people oriented, team player, flexible and detail oriented.
  • Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish

Salary:$18/hour

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Thursday: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM

To apply for this position send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you see yourself contributing to our mission to jobs@nazarethhousingnyc.org

Nazareth Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.


Housing Services Specialist

Position Summary:

The Housing Services Specialist, an integral member of the Social Services Team at Nazareth Housing, assists all resident households in our Emergency Family Shelter program on the Lower East Side in their search for permanent housing. Our Manhattan based program has been serving families with dependent children for more than two decades.

Responsibilities:

The Housing Services Specialist assists homeless families resident in our buildings in their search for permanent housing by coordinating all housing search activities leading to a family’s successful placement and transition into permanent housing.

Housing and family assessment case management skills needed include:

  • Detailed knowledge of all City, State and Federal housing assistance programs.
  • Develop a permanent housing case strategy plan with realistic objectives and action steps towards achieving the family’s goal of obtaining permanent housing.
  • Meet weekly with all adult residents to monitor and evaluate housing search activities.
  • Monitor the submission and processing of all housing applications to ensure clients’ access to all appropriate housing options.
  • Fully document all services in CARES and Foothold AWARDS programs.
  • Coordinate housing search with all involved agencies including HPD, NYCHA, Section 8, Low Income and assist client with housing applications.
  • Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with network of landlords and realtors.
  • Facilitate and host housing workshops which address client issues and needs, identify, research and distribute information on and making use of housing resources to families.
  • Field work minimum two half days in compliance with city agency standards.
  • Arrange apartment viewings and interviews with landlords, guide and prepare clients for interviews with landlords and brokers, escort clients to apartment viewings as needed.
  • Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with the Emergency Family Shelter Services Team (Case Manager, Recreational Coordinator, Program Director and Director of Social Services) to assess the housing needs of each resident family.
  • Arrange, along with the Program Director, weekly inspections of each transitional housing unit for cleanliness & maintenance.
  • Coordinate Move-In/Move-Out inspections.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Associates degrees will be considered.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience related to housing for homeless or low-income households required.
  • Strong knowledge of housing subsidies and supportive housing programs as well as application procedures
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Computer proficiency with case management system experience. Knowledge of CARES and Google Drive.
  • Ability to build strong collaborative relationships with staff, landlords and partner agencies.
Other Requirements:
  • Must work 1 Saturday/month as well as evening shift (8PM) one day a week.
  • Travel throughout NYC required using public transportation.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply for this position send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you see yourself contributing to our mission to jobs@nazarethhousingnyc.org

Nazareth Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.


If you are interested in joining a team of passionate individuals fighting for a better New York, send your resume and cover letter to:

jobs@nazarethhousingnyc.org.

Our Values

  • Self-Sufficiency

    Responsibility

    Well-Being

  • Integrity

    Diversity

    Compassion