Family Specialist

New England Farm Workers Council Inc Holyoke, MA $18.00 per hour
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SUMMARY:    The primary responsibility of the Family Specialist is to provide comprehensive case management services to program participants.   Family specialists work with                                     participants to address their family, workforce development, rehousing and stabilization needs

REQUIREMENTS:     

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years of related case management experience preferred.
  • Shelter, Housing and /or case management work experience in may be considered as a substitute for education.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly encouraged.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Broad knowledge of case management and service delivery.
  • Develop and implement rehousing plans that are comprehensive and articulate milestones towards goals, such as reducing dept, establishing savings and addressing other barriers to achieving stability. 
  • For those who qualify, assistance with engaging welfare to work workforce development programs.
  • Provide transportation when necessary.
  • Assist and accompany participants with appointments that will assist with rehousing or stabilization.
  • Record keeping and recording.
  • Complete timely intakes and assessments.
  • Report all serious incidents to the Director of the MA Housing Program.
  • Ensure assigned participants are consistently abiding by program rules and policies.
  • Initiate DHCD noncompliance policy, as necessary.

SCHEDULE:        Full time: Monday-Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

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