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  • 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Requirements

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.

Experience:

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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Program Information

  • HIV Services

    A comprehensive program of counseling and support for those who have been diagnosed, their family, and/or significant others... read more

Date posted: 2/13/2019

Send Resume & Letter

For more information about this position, or to send your resume:

Monica Leonardo (mantunes@comcounseling.org)

Phone: 508-977-8142

Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780

Why build your career at CCBC?

Stable and Established

  • The largest, most innovative mental health and substance abuse care provider in Southeastern MA, with a 50 year history
  • We serve over 12,000 clients annually
  • Committment to innovation and evidence-based practice
  • Committment to erasing the stigma that can surround trauma, mental illness, and addiction

Great Benefits

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • 12 paid holidays and sick leave
  • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Make Recovery a Reality

Working with CCBC gives you the chance to change your own path while helping others find theirs. As you provide hope and healing to people who need it most, you'll be just as inspired by the quality of people you work with as the outcomes you provide together. Join us and be a part of the next success story.