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Pre Purchase Counselor

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Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. is a community development corporation that

weaves together community planning, organizing, and asset-building efforts with

high-quality affordable housing and commercial development to create vibrant

neighborhoods and empowered residents. By facilitating conversations and action

on community priorities, LCW engages partners and a network of youth and adult

residents in opportunities to move themselves and the city of Lawrence

forward. 

The Pre-purchase Housing Counselor delivers comprehensive and independent education, information and guidance with the purpose of assisting participants to meet their housing needs and goals while also advocating avoidance of the dangers of predatory lending schemes and

promoting civic engagement and community involvement.  These housing goals include purchasing a home, maintaining a home and/or avoiding home foreclosure. The primary duties

will be related to our First-Time Homebuyer Program but may be assigned duties

in other areas of our housing counseling program. The services are currently

provided primarily through virtual or phone meetings. When the office reopens

they will also be provided through personal face-to-face counseling and group

classroom education.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

●       Participating in the outreach and recruitment for the homeownership programs as well as other relevant programs and services offered by the organization.

●       Performing classroom group homeownership education to clients, utilizing a variety of

interactive techniques.

●       Offering and encouraging individual counseling in conjunction with the provision of all

group education.

●       Providing service in a timely manner, requisite with the service need. 

●       Completing a formal intake needs assessment and developing a written “Action Plan”

identifying goals and barriers, participant readiness in the process and, creating a reasonable completion time table.

●       Closely monitoring “active”, open client files with timely follow-up in accordance with

the stated Action Plan.

●       Where appropriate, reviewing and analyzing client’s credit reports.

●        Collecting and maintaining specific information from clients in accordance with all laws and

governing organizations (i.e., HUD, Intermediary, etc.) and utilizing only the

agency approved client management systems.

●   Maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and security for all participant private

information in accordance with all laws and governing organizations (i.e. HUD,

Intermediary, etc.); keeping files in secured file cabinets in order to protect client privacy;

scanned documents or electronic files should maintain the highest level of

client security.

●       Maintaining organized client files by following agency provided document checklist

●       Updating and reporting accurate data for the purpose of ensuring data integrity and

submitting periodic reports.

●       Identifying and screening guest speakers for the programs

●       Supervising any program volunteers, students, and participants

●       Maintenance and retention of adults in the programs by building relationships with participants

●      Motivating and supervising the development of adults within the program.

●       Establishing and maintaining referral networks for individuals and families seeking services

that Homeownership Counselor does not provide or possess sufficient competency

to adequately and effectively deliver.

●       Fostering partnerships with professionals in all aspects of the home buying process such

as realtors, bankers, lawyers, home inspectors, and insurance agents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

●       HUD Housing Counselor Certified or, must obtain HUD Housing Counselor Certification within

3 months.

●       Exceptional customer service skills

●       High school diploma or equivalent

●   Well-organized

●       Energetic work attitude

●       Accurate and detailed

●       Data Entry and Record Keeping

●       Cash Handling

●       Strong sense of property and respect

●       Problem-solving and critical thinking skills

●       Good verbal and written communications skills

●       Ability to Multi-task

●       Teamwork and collaboration skills

●       Bilingual - Fluent in Spanish and English

●       Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, Email, Web, Google Drive) 

●       Self-starter who can work independently

●       Highly dependable, flexible and punctual

●   Must have transportation and able to travel occasionally for trainings

●       Analytical, results oriented, critical and independent thinker

● Excellent organizational skills and ability to proactively manage multiple priorities

●  Demonstrated ability to build and maintain multi-level relationships and networks – junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and with diverse backgrounds

●       Willingness to learn, absorb, and practice LCW’s Network-centric approach to community-building

●      Remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines,

not intimidated by tasks/time limitations

●      Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, typically Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6p.m., with some evenings and Saturdays required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Salary: (40k-53K) commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health, Life, Dental, Retirement, Vacation, Personal, Sick.


 



  

Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. is a community development corporation that

weaves together community planning, organizing, and asset-building efforts with

high-quality affordable housing and commercial development to create…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
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    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
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    5 de septiembre de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
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    2 de septiembre de 2022
  • Educación
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    Formación Corta
  • Nivel de Experiencia
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    Intermedio
Salario
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USD $40.000 - USD $53.000
/ año
determined on experience

Compensación

Vacation, Personal and Sick Time off.

Health and Dental Insurance (Employer covers 80%)

Simple IRA (Employer match up to 3% of employee salary)

Life Insurance

Cafeteria Plan: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care

Vacation, Personal and Sick Time off.

Health and Dental Insurance (Employer covers 80%)

Simple IRA (Employer match up to 3% of employee salary)

Life Insurance

Cafeteria Plan: Flexible…

Nivel de Idiomas

Fluent in English and Spanish

Fluent in English and Spanish

Ubicación

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Presencial
168 Newbury St, Lawrence, MA 01841, USA

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Instrucciones:

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

recruiting@lawrencecommunityworks.org

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