Resident Counselor III

Job Description:
This position is responsible for providing assessment; goal setting; counseling; and ongoing case management for mostly low-income families in subsidized housing. Will coordinate services to families in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program as well as monitor progress toward short-term and long-term goals of economic self-sufficiency. Will assist participant with removal of financial and socio-economic barriers that may impede their ability to become self-sufficient. Identify and coordinate services and monitor progress towards self-sufficiency goals. Will offer employment-related support to include job readiness, job/education/training placement and networking with resources. Will complete annual recertification, interim changes, rent increase and generate HCV contracts for program participants. Will review client activity for program participants. This is a 1-year term position continuation of position is based on grant approval and funding. Must obtain Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self-Sufficiency Certification within six months.
Preferred Skills:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field (MSW preferred).
Minimum of three years experience in case management of low income families.
Must possess good oral and written communication skills and understanding of population.
Must have the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
Must have good computer skills (Word & Excel).
Career counseling experience desired.
Familiarity with resources, client issues and barriers desired.
Must have good driving record, and own transportation is required.
Must obtain Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self Sufficiency Certification within six months.
Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.

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