25 Aug Family Economic Stability (FES), Lead
- Metro Housing Boston (formerly Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. Metro Housing empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 25,000 households annually, we work seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase our impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, we have solidified our position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field.
Metro Housing|Boston’s mission: “We mobilize wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life.”
The FES Coordinator is responsible for administering the MTW and FES programs. These programs provide program participants the opportunity for increased housing mobility as they work towards self-sufficiency. MTW is a federally funded demonstration project designed to support working families who are homeless or currently at risk of homelessness is their efforts to secure permanent housing and leave the welfare role. Participating families will access a fixed monthly rent amount. Supportive services are provided.
Responsibilities May Include:
- Facilitate all aspects of the recertification, relocation and/or eligibility process.
- Manage program eligibility waitlist.
- Determine program eligibility, meet with 50 program participants on a monthly basis to verify family composition and income, document third party verification, explain and complete.
- Responsible for management of program account budgets for program participants that allocate resources to clients for specific goal-related activities.
- Knowledge and experience with service agencies and resources for homeless and low-income individuals and families;
- Collaborating with our partners in coordinating the agenda of client workshops.
- Ability to work some evenings for client appointments and workshops.
- Experience with direct service delivery;
- Knowledge of welfare reform, homelessness, and community resources;
- Sensitivity to the barriers encountered by low-income and minority families;
- Familiarity with housing search activities, and/or, Section 8 subsidy program and rental housing issues;
- Ability to work as an effective team member and independently;
- Appreciation of the diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds of participant families and professional colleagues;
- Experience responding to emergency situations and prioritizing needs;
- Capable of inter-agency collaboration with state entities and others;
- Well organized, computer literate and possess excellent verbal and written skills;
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work or human service related field;
- Bilingual English & Spanish (preferred);
- Experience in residential property management and/or administration of rental assistance programs (preferred).
- Experience in community-based, social service organizations, and/or asset development programs
Preference Given To:
- Candidates with multilingual skills (verbal and written). We are seeking candidates that speak and write English and at least one of the following languages (for interpreting and translation): Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, and Spanish.
- Candidates who live within two miles of Metro Housing|Boston’s headquarters at Roxbury Crossing.
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $52,500 with excellent benefits. (This is an non-exempt position) Please see website: http://metrohousingboston.org/