Resident Counselor III

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Job Code: PD16-42
Posted On: Friday, 17th June 2016
Category: Open
Department: Housing Resources
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Duration:
Travel:

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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