Interested in Social Justice? Do you have a passion for assisting our most vulnerable in Multnomah County? Are you able to communicate in Spanish and/or Russian? If so, we want you to join our diverse Housing and Safety Net department in a role that advocates for and supports our community members in obtaining and maintaining safe and secure housing. This position will actively engage with varying degrees of instability and homeless populations, find creative ways to overcome housing barriers and challenges, and build partnerships with local landlords and property management organizations. This job can be stressful at times, so it’s why we highly value laughter, encourage self-care and PTO, and celebrate when our clients get into new housing.
Hours: Full-time, regular, non-exempt
*services are remote due to COVID-19
JOB BENEFITS: Generous paid time off, 4 days paid self care leave, paid holidays, employer paid healthcare and disability, 401K with employer matching contribution, lots of flexibility.
JOB SUMMARY: The Assertive Engagement Housing Program Specialist II’s responsibility is to provide community based social work services including engagement, coordination, advocacy, support and encouragement, and intensive case management. Responsibilities include applying Assertive Engagement best practices and following Housing First philosophy for individuals and families experiencing housing instability. Specific duties include screening, intake, assessment, barrier removal, life skills training, property manager negotiation, habitability inspections, outreach, information and referral, and ongoing client support. The primary working location for this position is Multnomah County.
Bilingual Spanish or Russian/English