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Housing Counselor - community outreach focus

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Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN) seeks a housing counselor committed to advocacy on behalf of low-income marginalized people to join the Tenant Rights Unit. TURN works to address the racial and economic inequities in housing across Philadelphia. While the duties and responsibilities may shift over time, the mission will always remain the same, which is to ensure all Philadelphians have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. This position will have a focus on outreach to and providing services for Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. 

Duties will include but not be limited to: initiating and maintaining relationships with other organizations and within immigrant communities; providing TURN services virtually and off-site (usually outdoors, with appropriate pandemic safety precautions) to those communities; writing and delivering tailored know-your-rights workshops; connecting families with information and resources; answering hotline calls; and assisting tenants in pre-court mediation sessions. 

This is a grant-funded one-year position, with the possibility of extending the contract if additional funds are awarded. All TURN employees are working remotely until further notice.

Experience and Qualifications

Preferred:

• One to three years of relevant experience and/or HUD Housing Counselor certification.

• Familiarity with Pennsylvania and Philadelphia landlord-tenant laws.

Required:

• Proficiency in a language other than English, preferably Spanish.

• Personal or professional experience and familiarity with Philadelphia’s immigrant communities.

• Ability to work a flexible and varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

• Motivation and commitment to fighting systemic housing injustice. 

• The ability to think creatively about solving problems; strong interpersonal skills; experience collaborating with diverse groups of people; effective written and oral communication skills with a variety of audiences; the ability to learn and use complex information quickly; comfort working remotely with and without supervision.

TURN is an equal opportunity employer.

Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN) seeks a housing counselor committed to advocacy on behalf of low-income marginalized people to join the Tenant Rights Unit. TURN works to address the racial and economic inequities in housing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 4, 2021

Salary

$37,000 - $45,000Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Health, dental, vision insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; and other benefits available.

Health, dental, vision insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; and other benefits available.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in a language other than English, especially Spanish or another language commonly spoken in Philadelphia's immigrant communities, is required; this position's primary responsibilities involve communicating with Philadelphians with low English proficiency. Knowledge of formal legal terminology, in either English or another language, is not required.

Proficiency in a language other than English, especially Spanish or another language commonly spoken in Philadelphia's immigrant communities, is required; this position's…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
100 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19110, USA

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