Post Date: 01/15/2019
Close Date: 02/22/2019
Home Forward's mission is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward promotes, operates and develops affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.
To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at http://homeforward.org/.
The Resident and Community Services Coordinator position supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way:
Plan, coordinate and provide resident, family, community service, community building, and social and educational services to improve the stability, quality of community life, and wellness of individuals and families. Duties are site or program based, vary with site or program needs, and may include, for example, to assess the needs of individuals and families in order to provide referrals to community service providers and partners; to provide ongoing case coordination and resident communications; to collaborate with site management staff, landlords and other key housing staff to ensure all services are coordinated effectively and consistently; to respond to and intervene in resident problems and crises, to create, develop, and implement community, organization, and program initiatives; and to create and implement resident initiatives designed to build leadership and promote inclusion in the development of communities.
In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.
This opening is at Sellwood Center in SE Portland at:
1724 SE Tenino Street
Portland, OR 97202
And at Madrona Place Apartments in Gresham at:
17810 E Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97233
Please note: Resident and Community Service Coordinators may be required to work at any of our locations throughout Multnomah County.
About Sellwood Center and Madrona Place Apartments :
Sellwood Center is an eight-story project-based Section 8 apartment community with 110 studio and one-bedroom homes. The four one-bedroom apartments have physical accommodations for accessibility. Located in the heart of the Sellwood neighborhood in Southeast Portland, the community has a waiting list preference for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Madrona Place Apartments is a public housing apartment community with 45 one, two, and three-bedroom homes, including three that have physical accommodations for accessibility. After purchasing the property in 2010, Home Forward made extensive renovations, including a new playground and improvements to the apartments. The community is conveniently located near mass transit, retail shops and services.
The position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 and will close once a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. For best consideration, apply early.
The ideal candidate will have Equivalent to bachelors OR associate OR post high school trade/specialty studies; three years of increasingly responsible experience in the social work or social services with an emphasis in direct client work with individuals and/or families, case coordination, and program development; possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome.
In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Participation in Home Forward's 457 Deferred Compensation plan
Flexible spending benefits
Paid parental leave
Public transit discounts
The option of two health insurance plans
Vision and dental insurance benefits
Generous vacation and sick leave time
To review the full job description and to apply, please visit our website. This position will be open until a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!