Housing Coach

Posted 4 months ago

Come join a team that is making a difference in our Community!

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is a non-profit organization that works to improve individuals and families quality of life and reduce poverty in the community.

WCA is currently seeking to fill 2 full time and 1 part time Housing Coach positions. The Housing Coach brings a person-centered, trauma-informed approach to supporting our consumers. Their work will be built on a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, be easily accessible by our consumers and rooted in building permanent connections so all consumers exit with stable, permanent housing and the skills to continue to support their independence

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Knowledge of:

· WCA Agency programs.

· Local, state, and/or federal housing regulations.

· WCA Housing program structure and guidelines.

· Social services structure and access points.

Skills in:

· Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook, case management and CRM software and updating.

· Case management, including developing rapport, motivation building, and coaching participants to meet their goals.

· Trauma-informed care case management.

· Motivational interviewing.

· Positive youth development.

· Person centered approach and techniques.

· Housing First practices.

· Case file documentation and data collection.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree with major course work in either sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, education or other related field or two years of experience in public or private human services, of which one year must be mental health direct care experience.

a. A combination of education, training, work experience and/or lived experience will be considered. If, in good faith, you believe that you have the experience to succeed in this position, please apply!

2. Additionally, candidate should have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness/housing instability, experience implementing trauma-informed care, have strong organizational skills and have the ability to set professional boundaries.

Westmoreland Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve.

Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications.

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