Provides intensive support for clients who are homeless and rent burdened
Assess, identify, and address the needs of the IDU, MSM, and WAR populations
Connect clients to services and assist in overcoming obstacles to care
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Client Health Services is now hiring for a part-time Housing Advocate (20 hours). Provides housing search and advocacy, and coordination for clients enrolled in HIV/AIDS Case Management and Health-Related Support Services. Provides intensive support for clients who are homeless and rent burdened. Assess, identify, and address the needs of the IDU, MSM, and WAR populations. Connect clients to services and assist in overcoming obstacles to care.
- Assess need for housing and other advocacy.
- Develop and implement housing service plans based on housing service assessment.
- Work collaboratively with a range of service providers (HIV case managers, housing providers, etc) to assist clients in the acquisition and maintenance of appropriate affordable housing.
- Ensure coordination with rental assistance resources and assist in obtaining rental assistance.
- Ensure that clients and landlords are aware of rules and regulations specific to the housing programs and provide appropriate mediation when conflicts arise.
- Maintain specific housing program and client contact documentation.
- Maintain familiarity with relevant laws and regulations around Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant law to assist client to obtain advocacy as appropriate.
Disclaimer: This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.
Education / Training:
Bachelor's Degree in human services preferred; three or more years experience including advocacy services, private or public sector housing or homelessness services; ability to work with people in crisis, including those with mental illness or chemical dependency; bilingual English/Spanish desired.
Possession of the knowledge and sensitivity of the varied needs of a diverse population of clients; a strong knowledge of substance abuse recovery issues; and capacity to be flexible to meet client needs.
Other Job Requirements:
Knowledge of Core-Competencies as identified by the employee's assigned department. Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles, as determined by the department vice president; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position.
The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, and ability to focus. The employee is expected to drive a personal vehicle and maintain proper vehicle insurance.
The noise level in the office / facility is usually quiet, but can be loud due to client participation and groups. The work environment is primarily within an indoor facility with occasional exposure to outdoor weather when traveling to outreach or meeting sites, or when participating in special program activities.
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Date posted: 2/28/2020
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780