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Title: Housing Specialist

Reports to: Director of Adult Services

SUMMARY

Provide case management and housing advocacy for all participants. Assist with the housing search and application process.  Make referrals to appropriate agencies and programs. Provide educational programs to program participants. Work collaboratively with facility staff to ensure the facilities are well maintained and meet all applicable standards, regulations and laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist participants with applications to housing agencies and housing programs.
  • Provide case management and housing search (monitor, tracking, follow up).
  • Establish linkages and act as liaison to housing agencies and programs.
  • Develop and facilitate housing related workshops with participants.
  • Educate Participants on eligibility, housing, availability, client rights, Credit/CORI.
  • Assist participants in permanent housing with landlord tenant issues.
  • Submit annual reports to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and other housing agencies and funders (FHLB, etc.).
  • Data tracking, reporting and analysis of outcome measures.
  • Interface with and coordinate services with involved service providers (internal and external).
  • Attend Case Conference meetings.
  • Assist with management for Brookview House facilities including conducting unit inspections, coordinating preventative, routine and emergency maintenance needs (within the approved budget), conducting inventory and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in 24 hour on-call system

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates with a minimum of three years relevant experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required.
  • Must be familiar with the impact of homelessness, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues.
  • Experience working with and advocating for low-income families.
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in advocacy and mediation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office and ability to quickly become proficient with other software programs including database software.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be available to participate in 24 hour on-call system.
  • Must have driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Brookview House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

Career Opportunity – Teen Coordinator (Full Time) 

The mission of Brookview House is to help families experiencing homelessness to develop the skills and attitude necessary to break the generational cycle of homelessness and poverty.

SUMMARY

  • Assists with developing service plans in conjunction with all involved service providers, including schools.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Teen Programs.
  • Provides direct services to program participants.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plans and implements educational, vocational, social, recreational, athletic and cultural activities that relates to the goals of the youth and the program.

  • Implements program curriculum in youth programs, in the community and in the schools.
  • Responsible for the planning, coordination and leading workshops and gender-specific groups.
  • Conducts need assessments of the community and youth to formulate a plan of activities that relates to the program’s goals.
  • Becomes involved in community activities and groups that are appropriate and beneficial for the program participants.
  • Provides extensive outreach to recruit program participants.
  • Provides training and supervision to program participants.
  • Acts as advocate for all program participants and coordinates services with their families and with involved service providers including, but not limited to, schools, DCF and the juvenile justice system. Provides referrals as needed.
  • Provides extensive outreach to ensure that program participants remain actively engaged in the program.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of outcome measures and completes reports as assigned.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and interest in becoming proficient with other software programs is a plus
  • Collect, enter and report required data.
  • Assists the Youth Director with the development of new program components as required.
  • Works with a team approach to servicing program participants in a multi-service agency.
  • Ability to work evenings and some Saturdays
  • Other Duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Adolescent Development, Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of three years experience working with high-risk teens
  • Knowledge of community resources in Boston as they pertain to youth social and educational development including the school system, DCF, and juvenile justice system.
  • Demonstrated program development skills
  • Must be highly organized, flexible and resourceful
  • High energy level and ability to work independently and enjoys being part of a team
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle required

Title:                 Site Coordinator
Reports to:        Youth Director
Supervises:          Group Leaders, Interns, and Volunteers 

SUMMARY:

  • Assists in the administrative and programmatic operations of the Youth Program.
  • Assists in developing and implementing outcome measurements.
  • Assists in developing and implementing quality improvement activities.
  • Assists with developing service plans in conjunction with all involved service providers, including schools.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Above and Beyond Programs
  • Provides direct services to program participants

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Establish and maintain an environment conducive to motivating and challenging program participants.
  • Keep health and safety of program participants as first priority.
  • Be a positive role model. Help to interpret the quality of values to program participants, staff and parents.
  • Implements program curriculum in youth programs, in the community and in the schools.
  • Provides assessments, case management, advocacy and referrals.
  • Acts as liaison to schools, DCF, the juvenile justice system and all involved providers.
  • Conduct monthly progress meetings with parent and program participants.
  • Create and update weekly behavior management and academic portfolios.
  • Maintain and update program participant records.
  • Responsible for the planning, coordination and leading workshops and gender-specific groups.
  • Supervise group leaders, interns and volunteers.
  • Develops an Individual Professional Development Plan for his/herself in conjunction with supervisor and meets established goals.
  • Assists supervisees to develop and follow an Individual Professional Development Plan.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collect, enter and report required data. Write / Complete reports for funding sources.
  • Complete projects and reports as assigned.
  • Completes all required trainings, including those required to advance Q.R.I.S.
  • Attends all required meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Adolescent Development, or Psychology or a higher degree and 6 college credits or EEC approved professional development equivalent in administration, management, or supervision.
  • At least one year of experience working with school age children.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
  • Must be confident and have the ability to command respect among students.
  • Must be resourceful in creating a positive learning environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be team-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Must possess excellent public relations and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must have current first aid and CPR certification within 3 months of employment.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends to lead gender-specific groups and / or other program activities.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle required.

Summary

Brookview seeks an energetic team player with experience leading a small shop. The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for planning, managing and implementing activities that increase, diversify and sustain philanthropic support for Brookview and its affiliates from individuals, corporations, foundations and public funders. In this role, the Director of Institutional Advancement identifies, develops and cultivates relationships with all donors. They are responsible for forecasting, researching and writing grant proposals, conceptualizing and implementing campaigns, and for developing appropriate strategies to meet annual goals. Coordinate special campaigns, direct mailings and oversee data entry and manage CRM databases. Assist with all publicity and marketing efforts to advance organizational visibility, including events planning and promotion. They work closely within a team of highly committed professionals in enhancing programming and in developing new program initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, social/human services or related field.
  • Five years minimum of demonstrated success in planning, managing, implementing and securing funds.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred.
  • High degree of computer literacy with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong administrative, organizational skills and attentive to details.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting.
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials.
  • Experience with evaluation, data collection and analysis.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment with a diverse population.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.

 Send resumes to: CareerOpportunities@BrookviewHouse.org

Send resumes to: CareerOpportunities@brookviewhouse.org or Brookview House, 2 Brookview Street Dorchester, MA 02124

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