Prevention/Stabilization Specialist - Home Rise
Requisition Number:2019-HOU-008
Department:Housing and Homelessness Prevention
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing rapid re-housing services and assistance with housing search, cash for move in assistance and comprehensive case management and stabilization to households living in the Mystic Valley areas of Malden, Medford and Everett. Conduct outreach to identify prospective clients through a range of referrals and relationship throughout the Mystic Valley area. Conduct intake, assessment and eligibility determination and case management. Develop service plans to help client identify needs and make appropriate referrals based on plan. Provide advocacy and negotiation support with landlords on behalf of clients. Maintain client files and regularly update the electronic database. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.  

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of experience working with the homeless or at risk populations required. Bachelor's degree in human services or social work preferred. Must have knowledge of homeless and housing issues, including knowledge of housing subsidies, housing law, benefits program, Mass General Laws and state sanitary code regarding rental housing. Strong written and oral communication skills. Must possess a valid driver's license, and access to a car as needed. Bilingual skills as needed. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.