Job Details

Support Specialist

Home Forward, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/29/2019

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

Position Summary:
The Support Specialist position supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way:

To perform a wide variety of complex, responsible and confidential office and administrative duties in support of rent assistance service coordinators, short term rent assistance or landlord services; to act as a point of contact for housing assistance participants or landlords; to provide information and assistance to Home Forward clients, landlords, and the general public regarding departmental or division policies and procedures; to generate, process and distribute information and reports; and to perform a variety of specialized duties to assist coordinators and supervisors with completing tasks within their area of responsibility.

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 position will support Landlord Services and will be stationed at New Market West, located at:

135 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204

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 the equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized office and client problem solving related training and three years of increasingly responsible specialized office, administrative, multi tasking, account and client services experience.. 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
Tuition reimbursement
The option of two health insurance plans
Vision and dental insurance benefits
Generous vacation and sick leave time

To Apply:
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!

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