105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502
HomeStart's Prevention Program works with low-income households in housing crisis who are currently housed but at risk of eviction and homelessness due to non-payment of rent. This position work one-on-one with households facing non-payment eviction to help them preserve their tenancies and stabilize their housing situation. The ideal candidate will have experience with housing advocacy or case management, a commitment to social and economic justice and dedication to working with vulnerable and marginalized populations.
- Conduct client assessment and intake to determine eligibility with thoughtfulness and compassion.
- Help people in crisis to problem-solve and develop realistic strategies and "next steps".
- Help clients retain housing by developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
- Link clients with outside resources for ongoing stabilization support.
- Assign tasks to clients as appropriate, with the aim of strengthening self-sufficiency. Monitor progress and provide needed support.
- Communicate and mediate with property managers, attorneys, medical providers, and others to facilitate housing retention.
- Complete file and record-keeping requirements, including program eligibility and requests for rental assistance.
- Assist clients with budgeting and money management.
- Be available to meet with clients in the field when appropriate. This position will require accompanying clients to housing court.
- Cultivate knowledge of area resources and participate in collaborations with other agencies.
- Participate in staff activities, such as monthly meetings and other activities as scheduled.
- Complete required data entry in a timely fashion. Maintain client files as proscribed and case notes that log all necessary client information.
- Two years of experience providing housing advocacy or case management to at-risk or otherwise vulnerable populations; working knowledge of landlord-tenant issues preferred.
- Patient, respectful demeanor toward people in crisis; dedication to helping vulnerable individuals stabilize their housing and increase their self-sufficiency.
- Ability to work with and set appropriate boundaries with clients who are from diverse backgrounds and who have multiple personal challenges, such as mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Experienced with computerized databases, preferably HUD Homeless Information Management System (HMIS).
- Bilingual language capacity strongly preferred.
HomeStart is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals strongly encouraged to apply.
HomeStart offers: Generous benefits package, a dynamic staff, flexibility, and a supportive work environment.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email resume and cover letter to Vinny Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.