Housing Support Specialist, Com. on Temp Shelter/VHCB
Join the creative and dedicated team at the Committee on Temporary Shelter! COTS, a nonprofit recognized nationally as a model for innovative programs. COTS provides emergency shelter, supportive services, financial assistance, & housing for those who are without homes or who are at risk of homelessness. We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. Bring the best of you to the best of social missions! Apply today! COTS provides emergency shelter, supportive services, & financial assistance to people experiencing housing instability in Chittenden County. With the COVID 19 pandemic, the housing landscape and supportive services has changed. COTS has created a motel outreach program, to support households in motels in addition to existing housing navigation services. The goal of the Housing Support Specialist is to work with individuals and families at risk of losing their housing to stabilize their housing; through applying for financial assistance& direct connection to community supports, to assist homeless individuals and families in obtaining housing; to provide education to clients on homelessness prevention; and to assist clients in accessing appropriate community resources. • Requires a minimum of 915 hours for an average of 40 hours per week from March 1st through August 11th. Member will receive a living allowance of $13,500 (pre-tax), and an education award of $3,247.50 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. Full position description at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Housing Support Specialist, Com. on Temp Shelter/VHCB
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Member Duties : • Meet w/ clients & collect intake information • Assess immediate & short-term financial needs regarding back rent/mortgage or security deposit assistance, & if currently housed, housing sustainability & suitability. • Make appropriate referrals to assist clients with accessing all available supports. • Assist clients with paperwork necessary to access resources. • Assist in administering in-house resources (i.e., security deposit program, housing retention program funds, etc.). • Maintain client files & provide follow up support. • Maintain an up-to-date list of community resources. • Coordinate informational meetings with community partners to review available resources. • Complete initial screening of motel outreach households, as necessary. • Support Housing Navigation, Housing search, & Motel outreach clients in completing paperwork & gathering documentation. • Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Events, & Program Initiatives.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage .
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Housing .
Leadership , Team Work , Community Organization , Communications , Social Services , General Skills .
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