ACHIEVA Housing Specialist (FT) Salary in the United States

How much does a Housing Specialist (FT) make at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States? The average salary for Housing Specialist (FT) at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States is $80,431 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $70,370 and $90,491. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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Job Location:    Recruiting Area - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed



Assists people with disabilities and families to develop person-centered plans, blend public and private resources, coordinate formal and informal supports, and navigate through the housing and long-term service systems. Reports to the Home of My Own Housing Supervisor


  1. Supports the achievement of personal outcomes.
  2. Facilitates the development of supports that are self-determined, person-centered, person-directed and community inclusive.
  3. Facilitates person-centered planning meetings (based on principles of self-determination) to ensure the individuals access to chosen community services and supports.
  4. Enhances communication and works effectively with people with disabilities, family members, support coordinators, and other professionals
  5. Maintains knowledge of employment, housing, transportation, health care, and government benefits.
  6. Maintains knowledge of Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services home and community-based waivers and Community Health Choices.
  7. Meets with people with disabilities and families to explain the components of the A Home of My Own Project.
  8. Completes the housing and community living assessment and discusses the results with individuals, family members, and support coordinators.
  9. Facilitates the Community Mapping Process to explore opportunities for employment, volunteering, and friendships.
  10. Provides information and resources related to financial education, special needs trusts and ABLE accounts.
  11. Assists an individual with finding and establishing a relationship with a housemate.
  12. Works with individuals and families to obtain government benefits to which they are entitled; blend their private and public resources, and work through the details of transitioning individuals from family homes to their own homes.
  13. Assists with the housing search process and the housing application process.
  14. Identifies resources to cover housing expenses including the security deposit, moving costs, utility assistance, home accessibility adaptations, assistive technology and furnishings.
  15. Works to coordinate natural and informal supports with paid supports.
  16. Develops backup plans in the event of emergencies and/or unexpected staff absences.
  17. Supervises the day to day operations of the homes, including staff supervision, communicating with families, and creating a monthly staff schedule, with final approval from the Home Of My Own Housing Supervisor. This also includes on-call responsibilities.
  18. Completes a monthly walkthrough checklist for each home.
  19. Works with individuals to develop their daily schedules, including work, recreational activities, banking, grocery shopping, and home maintenance. Works with supports coordinators to ensure the delivery of waiver and base funded services and/or other funded programs.
  20. Provides tenancy sustaining services including intervention for behaviors that may jeopardize housing and training on being a good tenant and neighbor.
  21. Required to provide a cell phone for work and on-call purposes. May be eligible for cell phone stipend.
  22. Performs other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of related experience. Successful completion of Housing Tenancy and Tenancy Sustaining Services and Support Brokerage pieces of training. Proven ability to work effectively with people with disabilities, families, and professionals is essential. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to set priorities and organize multiple tasks. Computer literacy essential. Frequent local travel.  Availability for evening and weekend meetings. Act 33/34/FBI clearances. A cell phone and vehicle available for daily use are necessary.

ACHIEVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. ACHIEVA is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Bott, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 Ext. 492, 

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACHIEVA Housing Specialist (FT) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $70,370 to $90,491 with an average total cash compensation of $80,431. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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