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Economic Development Specialist

Presencial, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Chelsea, MA

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Educação:Ensino Superior Requerido
Nível de Experiência:Mid-level
Salário:USD $50.000 - $55.000 / ano

Descrição


Founded in 1998, HarborCOV provides a variety of free and trauma informed services to Domestic Violence survivors and their families. HarborCOV specializes in serving survivors who face additional barriers, such as language, culture and economic, by working to create connections to the supports survivors need to rebuild their lives through a continuum of options. With a commitment to social and economic justice, HarborCOV takes a comprehensive approach to addressing violence within the context of family, culture, and community.

JOB TITLE: Economic Development Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs

The Economic Development Specialist will provide high-quality, intensive economic development-related specialized services for case management clients with complex challenges to help them achieve short-term and intermediate outcomes toward longer-term education, employment and stabilization goals. Specialized services focus on helping survivors engage in education and/or to enter into and succeed in the workforce, and include budgeting instruction, economic goal setting, debt management, financial assistance, employment support and skill building, and educational assessments and referrals. Responsibilities include: developing survivor-centered, trauma-informed strategies to address economic obstacles and access to resources; serve as the key point person for special economic projects, including education-, employment-, debt- and housing stabilization-related services; coordinate and provide access to and program activities and resources at onsite computer labs, including classes and workshops; case management of clients’ individual goal plans; supporting client progress using data management software; advocacy and comprehensive referrals that create access to in-house community resources, services and networks; group facilitation; and working with direct service team to provide continuity in services, including hotline and on-call coverage.

Perform job in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives, core values and personnel policies of HarborCOV. Support and participate in the miscellaneous tasks of the organization not necessarily defined in job description. Carry out all job tasks collaboratively and cooperatively based on an understanding of culturally competent, strength-based strategies within an economic and social justice framework. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide intensive case management, consistent advocacy, referrals and follow up through specialized services for survivors with complex economic-related challenges and needs in accordance with HarborCOV’s survivor-centered, trauma-informed goals, objectives and core values

• Work with survivors to develop individual goal plans to achieve short-term and intermediate outcomes that support them toward longer-term stabilization

• Support direct service staff through training and up-to-date information sharing around developing strategies to address economic obstacles and access resources

• Provide hotline, on-call, walk-in, intake and court-based coverage

• Coordinate and provide access to and program activities and resources at onsite computer labs, including regular classes and workshops

• Serve as key point person for direct service staff on HarborCOV’s specialized economic development projects and activities

• Develop and facilitate regular in-house workshops and trainings for emergency, transitional and permanent housing, and community-based residents Co-facilitate educational groups and activities 

• Record accurate daily data on services and client progress in organizational data management system

• Collect, maintain and share up-to-date information to facilitate clients’ access to and use of local and area resources for education and employment, legal, housing, health and other community services.

• Actively participate in weekly supervision, all-staff and direct service meetings and regularly required trainings to promote continuity in high-quality services, meaningful leadership and a supportive agency-wide culture that fosters accountability and ongoing skill-building 

• Adhere to strict organizational personnel, confidentiality and conflict of interest policies

• Work with the staff, Board of Directors, volunteers and interns to promote understanding and advancement of the HarborCOV mission, philosophy and programmatic goals. 

COMPETENCIES

• Above-average knowledge of economic-, education- and housing-related resources and the associated tools necessary to support client success (budgeting, credit repair, resume writing, housing law and career paths)

• Effective, supportive, and culturally competent supervision skills

• Ability to develop and maintain strategic community collaborations relevant to economic development work 

• Demonstrated understanding of culturally competent, strength-based strategies within an anti-racism, and economic and social justice framework 

• Strong listening, communication, and solution-focused problem-solving skills.

• Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work calmly under pressure.

• Be a team player with enthusiasm about working in a linguistically and culturally diverse environment.

• Knowledge of Greater Boston area human services. 

• Proficient written and oral communication skills.

• Some computer literacies with a working knowledge of Data Base input and utilization, word processing, e-mail, and Internet.

• Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required 

HOURS:  35 hours a week with some flexibility

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: HarborCOV has cultural and linguistic diversity in all its programs. Minorities, bilingual/bicultural candidates, survivors of domestic & sexual violence, and LGBQ/T candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. HarborCOV is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

 


Founded in 1998, HarborCOV provides a variety of free and trauma informed services to Domestic Violence survivors and their families. HarborCOV specializes in serving survivors who face additional barriers, such as language, culture and…

Benefícios

HarborCOV offers a competitive benefits package, including employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 401K retirement plan; professional development funds; 10 days paid vacation in the first year with increased vacation days after first year of employment; 4 personal days; paid holidays (12 days of your choosing); bereavement

HarborCOV offers a competitive benefits package, including employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 401K retirement plan; professional development funds; 10 days paid…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

·        Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required 

·        Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency required 

Localização

Presencial
Chelsea, MA 02150, USA

Como se inscrever

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee with attention to hiringcommittee@harborcov.org

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee with attention to hiringcommittee@harborcov.org

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