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VHCB AmeriCorps - Housing Support Specialist (COTS)
COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. COTS supports long-term solutions to end homelessness. We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. The goal of the Housing Support Specialist is to work with marginally housed individuals and families to stabilize their housing; to assist homeless individuals and families in obtaining housing; to provide education to clients on housing prevention; and to develop programs for landlord outreach and recognition. Position is located at the Housing Resource Center in COTS main administration building, which is open 9-5 M-F. It may include offsite activities and meetings in the community. Position begins September 11th, 2017 and ends August 10th, 2018. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours and serves approximately 40 hours per week for 11 months. Member will receive a living allowance of $17,850 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,815 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities. For complete position description:
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Member Duties : • Meet with clients and collect in-take information. • Assess immediate and short-term financial needs with regard to back rent/mortgage or security deposit assistance, and if currently housed, housing sustainability and suitability. • Make appropriate referrals to assist clients with accessing all available supports. • Assist clients with paperwork necessary to access resources. • Maintain client files and provide follow up support. • Create and maintain list of area landlords. • Work with Housing Resource Center Coordinator to develop landlord outreach and landlord recognition programs and materials. • Assist in facilitation of landlord outreach meetings. • Create and administer landlord satisfaction surveys. For full position description please visit:
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Social Services . 
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VHCB AmeriCorps - Housing Support Specialist (COTS)

Program Start/End Date
09/11/2017  -   08/10/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2017  To  08/31/2017 

Contact Brenda Cheeseman
Committee On Temporary Shelter
Burlington   VT   05402

Listing ID 7644