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Homelessness Prevention Counselor

Company: Staffing Now
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

SNI Companies has partnered with a well-respected orgniazation in Springfield in their search for three Homelessness Prevention Counselors. For two of these openings, candidates must be bilingual, while the other two openings do not require to be bilingual. This is a full-time, temporary position that offeres a fantastic hybrid/remote work schedule. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please call our office today at 413-887-6400.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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