Job Posting for Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD): Housing Counselor

Title: Housing Counselor

OrganizationAction for Boston Community Development, Inc., Housing and Homeless Prevention Department

Brief Summary of Position: Provides general and specialized Housing Assistances and supports for the Housing Department

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the triage of phone cases from various sources including: ABCD’s central and neighborhood sites, State and government agencies, representatives from public elected officials, community organizations, hospitals and self referrals
  • Assists with clients’ housing searches by providing applications and other resources
  • Refers clients to resources to help sustain housing i.e.: Childcare, education, job-training, financial literacy, fuel assistance, weatherization, food, furniture, clothing, transportation, legal referrals, medical care, counseling, parenting skills and other services in their community which impact on their ability to obtain or maintain permanent housing
  • Schedules community training and outreach activities for the ABCD neighborhood sites and community centers requesting housing search guidance and training
  • May supervise interns and/or volunteers
  • Provides weekly and monthly reports
  • Performs other related duties as assigned from time to time

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One to three years of experience and thorough knowledge of housing/housing search, tenant’s rights, housing subsidies and housing law required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle various assignments
  • The flexibility to work some evenings if necessary
  • Must pass a CORI check
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

To Apply: Send resume and inquires to hr@bostonabcd.org.