Housing Advocate (Hybrid)
Company: Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washingt
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 24, 2022
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
of Washington, your knowledge and service in areas such as
immigrants and refugees, mental health, social work, employment,
and adult education, legal and financial services, health care,
food assistance, shelter and housing, developmental disabilities
and prison outreach can make a profound difference in the lives of
many. Through more than 50 programs across the district and five
surrounding counties, Catholic Charities is opening doors to help
and hope. At CCADW, we continue to build an inclusive culture that
celebrates a diverse workforce. We offer so much more than just a
job. We offer careers. We take pride in our "promote from within"
culture. We offer professional development, a comprehensive
benefits package, a hybrid work model with both remote and
in-office work, and a passion for building and motivating
world-class, high-performing teams. Explore your career opportunity
with Catholic Charities. Join us in Inspiring Hope and Building
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington values the
safety of our employees, our clients, and our visitors. In support
of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not
medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious
beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof
that you are up to date with your COVID vaccinations, including the
booster dose or you must request an exemption from your
representative. New employees must either provide proof of
vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before
working with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of
JOB SUMMARY: The RRH Housing Advocate connects individuals and
families experiencing homelessness with supportive services and
short-term rental subsidies in partnership with Montgomery County
Services to End and Prevent Homelessness (SEPH). Housing Advocates
aid referred clients through the housing search, application, and
lease-up process. Provides short-term supportive case management
services to ensure clients remain stably housed while the program
provides subsidy support. Housing Advocates work primarily in the
community, in clients' homes, and in collaboration with other
community providers to help clients access resources, remain stably
housed, promote greater self-sufficiency, and increase life skills.
Case management frequency and intensity are determined by an
ongoing needs assessment, observed necessity, and request of the
client within the program length of stay.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Assists referred clients with the identification, application,
and leasing of permanent housing options provided through the
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Housing Location
Program within 30 days of referral.
* Documents all client interactions and services in the Homeless
Management Information System (HMIS).
* Establishes and maintains positive working rapport with client
landlords, housing providers and other case management teams to
support clients in ongoing and continued stability in their
identified housing unit.
* Makes appropriate referrals for substance abuse, mental health,
legal, medical, dental, educational, recreational, vocational,
employment, and other housing needs.
* Regularly assesses client's acuity, financial stability, and
* Supports clients in developing a working financial plan that
promotes increased budgeting skills, maintenance of housing, timely
rental payments and improved credit.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
* Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field
* For social work degrees, social work licensure in the appropriate
jurisdiction is required.
* For professional counseling degrees, professional counseling
licensure in the appropriate jurisdiction is required.
* Two years' experience working with vulnerable populations,
particularly with clients who have a persistent and severe mental
illness, substance abuse disorder, or other health condition, a
history of homelessness, and/or are domestic violence
* In some cases, minimum years of experience can be substituted
with additional related certifications or education.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:
* Must possess a valid local, driver's license and the ability to
maintain a good, clean driving record.
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