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Housing Retention Support Specialist, BHA/VHCB
Learn the ins-and-outs of affordable housing while serving at a nationally acclaimed housing organization in Burlington, Vermont. By serving as the Housing Retention Support Specialist, you’ll gain valuable skills, exposure to leaders in the field, and experience that will strengthen your resume. You’ll have the opportunity to serve low-income Vermonters and learn what it takes to become a community housing champion. Affordable housing experience not required, only a willingness to learn and a passion to serve others! Apply today! BHA strives to provide low-income, vulnerable members of our community access to safe, affordable housing and retention support services in ways that promote resident self-sufficiency and vibrant neighborhoods. This position involves both field and office service. Some weekend and evening service is required, particularly during summer months. Position begins Sept 8, 2021 and ends Aug 12, 2021. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax) and an education award of $6,345 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. Please visit for full description.
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Member Duties : ide direct retention support services which may include: home visits, supportive counseling, making referrals on behalf of household, accompanying member(s) of household to appointments, providing/coordinating transportation when needed, coordinating services which may benefit the household • Conduct mediation with Landlord/Property Managers and/or neighbors to settle disputes when necessary • Support the household’s awareness of resources, increase overall resiliency, and promote stability and proactivity • Coordinate ongoing support services and make appropriate referrals to best support the household • Collect and maintains required data and case notes in centralized database • Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps • Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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Housing Retention Support Specialist, BHA/VHCB

Program Start/End Date
09/08/2021  -   08/12/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2021  To  10/01/2021 

Contact Crystal Jones
65 Main St
Burlington   VT   05401

Listing ID 104789