Housing Search Advocate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $36,000
Maximum: $37,000

Published

07/20/2018

Address

105 Chauncy Street
502
Boston
Massachusetts
02111
United States

Description

Job Opening

Housing Search Advocate


Dynamic, innovative non-profit agency seeks experienced person for a Housing Search Advocate position in our Boston office. The position assists women who are experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations through a partnership with Rosie’s Place.


HomeStart is Greater Boston’s leading provider of housing search and follow-up support services for homeless and low-income people.


Responsibilities:

 

·        Provide direct, intensive housing search support to program participants through a strategic housing search plan

·        Conduct housing search workshops, information sessions, and clinics

·        Maintain communication with case managers, housing providers, and Rosie’s Place staff as needed

·        Provide information referral services to HomeStart clients

·        Maintain detailed files and perform accurate data entry


Skills:

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years’ experience in housing search or related field (mental health services and counseling, case management, advocacy, community organizing, education, and/or property management)
  • Dedication to ending homelessness
  • Passion for advocacy, outreach, and effective social service delivery
  • Ability to complete housing applications, read and interpret notices, and perform other verbal and written tasks on behalf of clients
  • Ability to perform basic calculations and use computers to write letters and perform data entry
  • Ability to facilitate groups and conduct presentations
  • Organization, time management, and accountability
  • Knowledge of subsidized and private housing resources and regulations preferred
  • Experience with homeless adults and/or mental health conditions preferred
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus

HomeStart offers: Salary plus generous benefits package, a dynamic staff, flexibility, and a supportive work environment. HomeStart is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Persons of color and formerly homeless persons encouraged to apply. Email cover letter and resume to: Keitha Crozier, Program Manager at crozier@homestart.org.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual a plus but not required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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