compensation: $20,400 living allowance as well as $6,095 education award employment type: full-time
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In partnership with the VT Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps program, The Committee on Temporary Shelter COTS is offering an 11 month Housing Support Specialist opportunity for 2019-2020. This AmeriCorps service opportunity requires an eleven month commitment starting in September 2019. Members receive a living allowance, educational award, health insurance and ample training opportunities during their service. VHCB AmeriCorps members apply directly to the site and position they wish to serve.
The Housing Support Specialist will serve with marginally housed individuals and families to stabilize their housing; to assist homeless individuals and families in obtaining housing; to provide education to clients on housing prevention; and to assist clients in accessing appropriate community resources.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to work with diverse client base, basic knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Internet Explorer), familiarity with local social service agencies and familiarity with social work practices (i.e., confidentiality, boundaries, ethics, etc.).