Work collaboratively with a range of service providers to assist clients in acquiring appropriate affordable housing
Assess, identify, and address the needs of the IDU, MSM, and WAR populations
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
HIV/AIDS Case Management and Health-Related Support Services is now hiring for a part-time Housing Advocate (20 hours). The Housing Advocate performs housing searches and coordination for clients enrolled in HIV/AIDS Case Management and Health-Related Support Services. The Housing Advocate (HA) provides intensive support for clients who are homeless and rent burdened. The HA assesses, identifies, and addresses the needs of the IDU, MSM, and WAR populations, and connects clients to Housing Services.
- Affordable housing search.
- Develop and implement housing service plans based on housing service assessment.
- Work collaboratively with the Housing Specialist 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.
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:
Applicants must have a MA Driver’s License, submit a copy of a satisfactory record of driving from the MA Department of Registry, and complete and pass the MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process. No physical requirements.
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Date posted: 2/13/2019