Family Advocate

Malden, MA 02148 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/04/2018 Job ID: 105882 Industry: Pay Rate: $38,000.00


Our client in Malden, MA is seeking a Family Advocate who will be responsible for helping families experiencing homelessness develop housing strategies for obtaining permanent housing and connecting families to necessary supports to increase stability.

 

Responsibilities
  • Develop relationships with families who are homeless and facing issues such as mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, history of trauma and/or domestic violence, and poverty.
  • Meet weekly with each family, completing thorough assessments, providing support and referrals as well as ensuring regular contact with other services providers.
  • Thoroughly assess families’ strengths and barriers to obtaining permanent housing, and develop a housing strategy that incorporates means of mitigating any barriers to permanent housing.
  • Partner with families to create, review, and enforce a Re-housing Plan that reflects the goals of the family and funder, and that addresses each family member’ s needs.
  • Assist families in completing housing applications and ensuring that all preferences and priorities are obtained.
  • Attend housing screenings and appeals with families, providing transportation when necessary.
  • Conduct weekly unit inspections to ensure the property is being maintained.
  • Partake in rotating on-call requirements.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation needed to be in compliance with program requirements and state regulations.
  • Prior experience in similar role
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel in the Greater Boston area and commute families to critical housing appointments when necessary

 

About ACE Employment Services, Inc.: In 1989, ACE Employment Services, Inc. was founded to give companies in Massachusetts a personal and consultative approach to staffing. With a small internal staff and dedication, honestly and hard work we landed on the Boston Business Journal’ s Largest Temp Placement Firms in Massachusetts at #11. ACE Employment Services, Inc. is your partner for direct, temporary and temp-to-hire solutions. Learn more at www.AceBoston.net

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