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Homelessness Prevention Counselor

Company: Staffing Now
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Homelessness Prevention Counselor: Responsibilities include: --- Assess client needs and provide information, education, and referral on appropriate resources; --- Determine eligibility for financial assistance under currently available housing and rental assistance programs; --- Process applications for financial services run by HCEC. Ensure files, notes, and documents are timely and accurately maintained; --- Educate consumers about tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities; rental assistance, homebuyer readiness information and available community resources; --- Assist client in housing search, effective problem solving, and options planning; --- Assist tenants in the assessment and resolution of potential eviction actions. Educate tenant on eviction processes, the housing court system as required; --- Ensure timely and effective flow of communication between internal departments to ensure the delivery of quality services to the client; --- Provide information and outreach to, and interact effectively with the social service network, client advocates, community organizations, the landlord community, housing authorities, and/ or court officials; --- Present workshops for tenants and landlords; --- Research and remain current on new and modified housing assistance programs, services, and their related regulations to ensure the accurate provision of guidance and assistance to clients. --- Assist with maintaining and updating agency housing database.

Keywords: Staffing Now, Springfield , Homelessness Prevention Counselor, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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