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Housing Search Specialist

Company: Community Teamwork
Location: Lowell
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others? Community Teamwork is a private non-profit organization with over 500 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.
At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and emotional wellness.
We offer:

  • Casual work environment
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your own or not.
  • Great co-workers and a great mission with an outstanding Community Action Agency

    We are seeking a Housing Search Specialist who will facilitate the coordination of re-housing services within CTI programs. The Housing Search Specialist will facilitate on-going communication between the client, housing authorities, property owners, community programs and partners to increase housing opportunities for clients through outreach to housing providers and the development of community partnerships.
    Responsibilities include: Facilitate housing search and provide one on one housing search assistance with clients; work with assigned families and individuals on housing search activities including providing advocacy and negotiation with property owners on behalf of clients; work to identify new affordable housing stock through cultivating and maintaining relationships with property owners, housing authorities and other community organizations; and identify apartments for client placement that meet safety and health standards.

    Qualifications include:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate's Degree in Human Service field preferred.
    • Minimum of 1 year experience doing assessments, advocacy, and case management work in a human service field required.
    • Strong knowledge of housing search techniques.
    • Experience working with low-income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families.
    • Knowledge of community resources available to low-income individuals and families.
    • Excellent customer service, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proficiency in basic computer software and data collection.
    • Excellent crisis management skills.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Khmer, English/Portuguese) preferred.
    • Driver's license with good driving record.
    • Must have evidence of full Covid-19 immunization or must request and receive approval for a religious or medical exemption.

      Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion
      Community Teamwork is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. We recognize that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources, opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences, skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant. We look forward to reviewing your application.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

      This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative, outcome focused team in an organization committed to excellence.

Keywords: Community Teamwork, Lowell , Housing Search Specialist, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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