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Posted: Friday, August 4, 2017 1:46 PM

Who we are:
Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school. Founded in 1905 by the Portland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Neighborhood House was the city’s first organization committed to helping the many immigrants who were arriving at that time, and living primarily in South Portland.

What we do:
Neighborhood House assists low-income, recent immigrant and other vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.
Neighborhood House's program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. To meet the needs of these diverse communities, Neighborhood House offers culturally-specific services for African, Latino, Middle Eastern and Russian immigrants in various programs. We have many bilingual staff who speak Spanish, Russian and Somali and other African languages to effectively reach out to non-English speakers and to insure they feel welcome and are getting the help they need. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.

What we offer our employees:
Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including a fully paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses for co-pays, prescriptions, out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off accrual at four weeks for the first year and five weeks for the second year (building up from there), 240 hours PTO paid out upon leaving, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions.

Job Title: Homeless Families Placement Specialist
Department: 19th Avenue Programming
Reports To: Community Services Manager
Pay: $15.50 to $17.35
Type: Full time Nonexempt

Position Summary
Directly responsible for developing and coordinating permanent housing opportunities for homeless families. Some evenings and weekend work may be required. Provide support to the Homeless Families Family Advocate(s) regarding Assertive Case Management theory. Staff providing services shall maintain themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop an inventory of available and affordable housing for low-income homeless families.
Provide outreach, eligibility screening assessment, and housing counseling.
Act as a liaison with landlords/property managers.
Provide assistance with housing applications and advocacy with potential landlords.
Provide guidance to the Homeless Families Family Advocate(s) in Assertive Case Management and professional development. In particular, developing individualized case plans through creative problem solving in partnership with clients and goal planning highlighting effective strategies for change.
Develop and provide basic life skill courses to families and individuals enrolled in SOS Case Management services
Complete file reviews and statistical data as required by funders and set forth by the program manager.
Complete all reports in a timely and accurate manner and provide program manager with narrative reports on outcomes and program successes.
Act as liaison between Neighborhood House and organizations, associations, and individuals involved in low-income housing
Provide flexible work hours, including some weekends, evenings and holidays.
Participate with other staff in a team effort to ensure a coordinated, effective program.
Share responsibility for agency coverage including crisis intervention.
Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in agency functions and department socialization for staff and clients.
Attend agency and department meetings as requested by program manager.
Operate office equipment.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of relevant experience.
Understanding of issues surrounding families in poverty and ability to work with families from diverse ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
Initiative and ability to work as a team player.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Culturally responsive.
Computer literate, especially working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Must provide a valid driver’s license and proof of personal automobile insurance, have reliable transportation, and ability to drive Neighborhood House’s vehicles.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOT AT RISK: This position has been determined not to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. This employee is required to take the standardized annual hazard communication training prior to working.

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