Recently Announced Jobs at ABCD
Recruitment Bulletin #1978,
November 21, 2014
SCATTERED SITE CASE COORDINATOR
Housing and Homelessness Department
Manage caseloads of seventeen to eighteen families living in scattered site shelter units funded through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Provide housing search, case management and facilities management services. Maintain inventory units, conduct inspections, monitor compliance to curfew and visitor policies and perform on-call responsibilities. Utilize internal and external resources to support the development and ultimate transition of families. Organize, identify and/or facilitate workshops/groups focused on financial literacy, eviction prevention, health and nutrition, substance abuse, education and/or other focus areas to enhance the growth and development of shelter guests. Track the progress of families in appropriate databases and files. Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Human Services or a related field, with one to three years of related work experience required. Must have experience with intake assessment and crisis intervention regarding issues such as homelessness, mental health and substance abuse. Knowledge and experience with service agencies and resources for homeless individuals and families required. Must have experience with direct service delivery and proven ability to work as part of a team to promote the goals of the program and agency. Ability to work in a busy, diverse team model setting required. Must be able and willing to travel and attend meetings and/or appointments with families to help access resources. Valid driver’s license required. Must have excellent time management, organizational and communication skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish or Creole desired. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
HOUSING SEARCH/STABILIZATION SPECIALIST
Housing and Homelessness Department - Dimock Shelter
Assist families at the Eliza Mahoney homeless shelter with housing search assistance and previously homeless families with stabilization services. Work with clients to overcome barriers that prevent them from obtaining/maintaining permanent housing. Connect them with community resources, medical and/or mental health providers and other support agencies to facilitate self-sufficiency. Assist them with developing/maintaining a budget in order to obtain/maintain permanent housing. Screen clients on eligibility for various subsidized housing programs and guide them through the application process. Accompany them to apartment viewings, lease signings and/or housing appeals. Assist them in negotiations with landlords, property managers, housing authorities and community agencies in order to obtain/maintain permanent housing. Work with the Housing Court Advocate on pending court cases and appeals. Maintain accurate case notes and document client-related activities. Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of related experience required. Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Must have knowledge of housing subsidies and homeless and housing issues. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to handle a variety of assignments and have the flexibility to work some evenings if necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license to travel between sites. Bilingual skills preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
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Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
178 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111
ABCD, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking applications under its affirmative action programs.