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Client Service Coordinator/Housing Counselor (Part-Time)

 

19180

Part Time (Non Benefits Eligible)

Day Shift

20 hours per week -

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Neighborhood Safety Net/Housing Solutions Program Coordinator, the Client Services Coordinator/Housing Counselor will organize and coordinate housing counseling, case management services and financial literacy programs throughout the larger community, in multiple languages as capable and appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides housing counseling and case management on community resources, eviction and foreclosure prevention and makes referrals to the City of Gaithersburg for emergency housing funds.
  • Refers clients to community resources to access housing, health, mental health, employment and education services.
  • Identifies gaps in services, regarding housing and financial wellness.
  • Establishes collaborative communication with landlords and local providers to assist city residents avoid eviction and maintain stable housing.
  • Assists households to increase financial self -sufficiency using financial education programs including BankOn and/or individual financial counseling.
  • Connects and collaborates with community partners for resources and follows-up with clients to ensure that action is taken to address each participant's needs and issues.
  • Organizes program data collection and submits required outcome reports to direct supervisor and/or other contractors or funders upon request.
  • Attends regular partner meetings in coordination with the Gaithersburg Coalition of Providers, Emergency Assistance Coalition, BankOn, and when applicable other community outreach partners.
  • Provides services in compliance with program standards, Family Services, Inc. (FSI) policies and procedures, as well as FSI organizational values and philosophies.

Requires:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Services, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a community-based setting.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required. Must be a "qualified" interpreter and/or translator or commit to obtaining certification.
  • Working knowledge of human service programs, community resources and cultural competency.
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible 20-hour work schedule.
  • Skills with computer and online applications.