Assertive Engagement Housing Program Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Impact NW started 50 years ago when a group of neighbors came together to address the growing poverty in their Southeast Portland neighborhood. Ever since, Impact NW has created life-changing partnerships with our clients to help them find their way and achieve their life goals. Key to our success is the cultural, educational, ethnic and social diversity of our employees. We tap our deep, diverse knowledge and experiences to build relationships with clients from many backgrounds and provide the extra guidance our clients desire. If you believe in what we do, join our team. Together, we can find a way.

JOB SUMMARY: The Assertive Engagement Housing Program Specialist II’s role is to provide community based social work services including engagement, coordination, advocacy, support and encouragement, and intensive case management. Responsibilities include applying Assertive Engagement best practices while following a Housing First philosophy for individuals and families experiencing housing instability. Specific duties include screening, intake, assessment, barrier removal, information and referral, landlord negotiations, habitability inspections, documentation, and ongoing client centered support. The primary working location for this position is Multnomah County.

Pay Rate: $15.75 - $16.68/hr. plus language differential

Our Benefits: We offer a generous PTO policy along with 11 holidays. Employer paid medical, vision, short term and long term disability. 401k plan with employer matching contribution, flexible work schedule and opportunity to grow in your career through training and support.

About you: We are looking for someone who is Bilingual in Russian/English. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work or related field; experience in human services working with families experiencing poverty and homelessness and/or working with clients who identify having mental health, addiction/recovery, and/or other long term disabilities can qualify over education requirement.


Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, veteran status, disability or other status protected by applicable law

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree