DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOUSING &
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT SPECIALIST
Family and Community Resources, Inc. is dedicated to serving individuals and families whose lives are impacted by trauma including violence at home, school or in their community. FCR is committed to providing the highest quality of services including advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training. Survivors have the right to receive these services free of any bias with regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, religion, veteran status, uniformed military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, physical or mental challenges or any other classification protected by law. All FCR services are provided within a setting that preserves their safety, confidentiality and dignity and that empower them to move toward personal growth, health and happiness
Title: Full Time (35 hours) Domestic Violence Housing and Economic Empowerment Specialist
Reports To: Director of Domestic Violence Services
General Description: FCR is looking for a self-starting, bi-lingual individual who will take on the task of providing rental, utility, and financial assistance services to help survivors, individuals and families, who are fleeing domestic violence, living on the streets, and who are homeless with financial hardships. The DV Housing Specialist will be employed by FCR and will work with staff of both organizations (FCR based in Brockton and DOVE based in Quincy), to provide a variety of assistance, including rental assistance, housing relocation, and stabilization services. This position also will maintain and develop relations with landlords to effectively house participants with multiple barriers and provide mediation when necessary after housing family/individual. The DV Housing Specialist will work collaboratively with the CoC (Continuum of Care), community stakeholders, and other program staff of FCR and DOVE who are supporting families toward stability.
Responsibilities: Schedule and conduct needs assessments for program participants. Provide transitional support and intensive case management services for participants enrolled in the program. Coordinate move-in activities such as pre-lease signing, visual unit inspection, and procuring of move-in documents. Serve as liaison between participants, landlords and other housing stabilization and economic empowerment providers. Develop individual family stabilization plan by developing an action plan to resolve families’ barriers to overall stability, including permanent housing stability and economic independence. Plan and work weekly with program participants on goals re: housing search and economic stability (job search, educational goals, financial literacy, credit assessment), providing information, coaching, individual support, facilitating peer support, etc. Maintain accurate and complete forms and documentation as required. Create and maintain outcomes measurement data accurately and consistently. Attend and participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision, staff meetings, case review and DV team meetings, and ongoing professional development meetings and trainings. Participate in day/evening crisis on-call rotation. Complete other duties to ensure that program participants are provided with professional, empathic, safe, and affirming services within the context of FCR & DOVE’s mission and consistent with legal, organizational, and funder requirements. Other duties as assigned
This position requires three early evenings and occasional weekend hours to meet the needs of both survivors and the communities we serve.
Qualifications: Independent, creative self-starter motivated to build this new program. Must be bi-lingual. Must have housing and economic empowerment work experience. 2-3 years’ experience and understanding of trauma and working with survivors of domestic violence using an empowerment and social justice model. Ability and passion for working with multi-cultural community. Commitment to social justice and ability to understand advocacy work within this context. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Valid MA driver’s license and clean driving record. Good organizational and computer/data entry skills. Willing to work independently and as part of an exciting team providing a continuum of services for survivors/families. Must possess appropriate boundaries and understanding of, as well as, a commitment to, maintain strict client confidentiality.
Salary Range: $20- $24 per hour
Benefits: Family and Community Resources, Inc. benefit package includes: Generous earned time policy; Health, Dental and Vision insurance available; Worker’s Comp; Life insurance: Excellent supervision and supportive work environment.
Please send resume and cover letter. NO PHONE CALLS will be accepted.
Christine Jones, Director of Domestic Violence Services
18 Newton Street
Brockton, MA. 02301
FCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.