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Mobility Counseling Program Coordinator

Location: Springfield, MA

Department: Renal Assistance Office

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

For over 60 years, the Springfield Housing Authority has provided safe, affordable, quality housing that is vital to the health of our community. The Springfield Housing Authority offers residents far more than homes in which to live, such as opportunities to attain self-sufficiency. Resources are available to residents so that they may learn new skills, restart their education, find jobs and even get started on the path to homeownership. Today, many talented, vibrant people are hard at work to address the growing needs of our residents and make the Springfield Housing Authority a high performing agency that does a superior job.

The Mobility Counseling Program Coordinator is a part time position with no benefits.  The position is  responsible for assisting families with Housing Choice Vouchers to secure housing in racially and economically diverse neighborhoods. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Outreach to Housing Choice Voucher participants to make them aware of opportunities to secure housing in racially and diverse communities and neighborhoods.
  2. Develop and maintain database of information about low poverty neighborhoods, quality housing, education, employment and transportation opportunities.
  3. Conduct one-on-one counseling.
  4. Outreach to neighborhoods and communities to expand landlord database.
  5. Collaborate with the City of Springfield and community organizations to access workshops and education events.
  6. Assist in developing and implementing strategies that address existing barriers to mobility.
  7. Track results and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.  Familiarity with issues involved in the Housing Choice Voucher program, fair housing an mobility counseling.  Experience working with diverse individuals.  Knowledge of community, social service and property management networks that serve persons seeking to move to neighborhoods of opportunity. Experience with designing, delivering and coordinating outreach and education programs. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which, in the sole determination of the SHA, provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient.

 

 

 

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