FSS- Resident Counselor III (Term Position)

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Job Code: PD19-01
Posted On: Thursday, 3rd January 2019
Department: Housing Resources
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade 20 - Minimum $48,919

Job Description:

This position provides case management, counseling and referral services to participants in the Family Self Sufficiency program. Counselor will conduct skill assessments using software package and assist program participants with establishing long and short term goals. Provide participants with education/job training resources and job readiness skills. Counselor must have knowledge of employment related supports so as to assist participant with removal of financial and socio-economic barriers that may impede their ability to become self-sufficient. Counselor must be able to identify, coordinate services and monitor monthly progress towards participant self-sufficiency goals. Complete annual recertification, interim changes, rent increases and process Housing Choice Voucher Contracts. Must obtain Housing Choice Voucher certification within six months of hire and Family Self Sufficiency certification within twelve months.    HOC may require employees to periodically update certifications upon request. Cost of training and certifications will be provided by HOC and employment is subject to successfully maintaining applicable program certification(s).

This is a Term position funded under the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and continued employment is subject to continued funding

Preferred Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field (MSW preferred)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in development services or case management
  • Must have the ability to relate well to people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Must possess excellent assessment, oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have good computer skills (Word & Excel)
  • Must have working knowledge of community resources
  • Must have good driving record, and own transportation is required
  • Housing Choice Voucher experience is desired
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish desired