Housing Placement Specialist
Pine Street Inn

Job Order #: 15871998

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 11/24/2021

EXPIRES 2/22/2022

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

BSW, BA or BS in a human services related field [can be substituted for High School Diploma and at least three (3) years of equivalent experience in a social service setting]
Certification, training, or formal education in counseling and/or case management
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of two (2) years of experience delivering services to a challenged population often struggling with addiction and untreated or under-treated mental health concerns
Strong computer and math skills - including familiarity with MS Word and Excel Experience
Practical experience in working collaboratively with homeless individuals creating housing plans and individual service plans
Experience with helping individuals with budgeting
Experience accessing housing opportunities and subsidy programs for homeless individuals
Knowledge of the issues related to homelessness and housing
Experience navigating systems of housing and care for homeless individuals
Knowledge and experience utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Harm Reduction, Housing First, and Change Theory in practice
PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

Ability to stand for moderate periods of time, stretch, bend, lift and assist guests up and down stairs during difficult and/or emergency situations.
Ability to access various locations for unit viewings and meetings with landlords and Housing Authority in all weather conditions via public transportation or personal vehicle
Ability to respond safely and quickly in case of emergency situations
Ability to sit for moderate periods of time at a desk in an office while interacting with clients and/or managing documentation and completing data entry
MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

Excellent writing, documentation, math and computer skills
Ability to assess clients and make appropriate referrals
Ability to establish good working relationships with internal and external program staff
Strong decision-making and communication skills
Exceptional customer service
Ability to perform an array of difficult tasks at the same time
Patience in working with guests with untreated emotional and/or physical health needs and active substance use/abuse/dependency behaviors
Ability to work in intense emotionally charged situations
Ability to help provide critical incident de-briefing

How To Apply

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Address

170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Shift

11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Per Diem Position

Not Specified

Union Position

No

Apprenticeship

No

Pay

$19.00 per hour

Benefits

Not Specified

Name

MassHire Boston Career Center

Title

Not Specified

Email

business@masshirebostoncareerctr.org

Phone

617-541-1477

Address

1010 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02119

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