CTI Seeking Housing Consumer Education Counselor Team Member

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Here is the link to the full job description

 

Housing Consumer Education Counselor
Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others? Community Teamwork is a private non-profit organization with over 400 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.
In addition to fully utilizing your skills, Community Teamwork offers opportunities for continued professional development and career growth. Great teams, a competitive salary and
well above average benefits including a generous contribution to employee 401k plans make Community Teamwork a highly regarded employer. We are seeking a Housing Consumer Education Counselor to provide assistance to clients seeking HCEC services, including making referrals, assessing client needs and providing counseling and education to clients related to housing and utility assistance issues. Responsibilities also include working with challenging client situations; leading, co-leading and assisting in the expansion and development of HCEC workshops; outreach activities to clients
and community; managing data entry and database tracking; statistical reporting; following guidelines and requirements of HCEC funding sources; attending meetings and trainings.

HUD Contingency – How Federal Government Shut Down Effects Your Community

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In light of the Federal Government’s shut down, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its’ contingency plan and may be viewed here.

Many providers within the Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness, including Community receive a fair portion of their funding through HUD.

October HUD payments have in many cases already been drawn down. However, if this government shut down continues into November, there will be major challenges ahead.

CTI’s Housing Education Center Seeking Two New Team Members

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If you are seeking a busy work environment, have experience helping people problem solve around housing challenges this opportunity is for you!

We are seeking two Housing Consumer Education Counselors with one counselor sited in our North Shore housing education center. Below is the job description. To apply, click here

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

¨      Provides assistance to clients seeking Housing Consumer Education Center services and makes referrals to other resources when appropriate. 

¨      Assesses client needs through intake, which include services requested by the client, the services provided to the client, and other needs that the counselor and client determine.  Continue reading

Resources for Non EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement

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Resources for Non-EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Leominster

978-840-9500

 

Worcester

508-798-6732

 

Natick

508-315-3170 Continue reading

What to do after you’ve been a victim of a house fire

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What to do After You’ve Been the Victim of a Fire

At the Scene of the fire

Find out from the Fire Department or from the Inspectional Services the severity of the fire. Can you move back in to your apartment immediately? If not, can the officials estimate when you can return? How much damage was caused to your living space? How long will the utilities be turned off?

▪ The Red Cross may be present on the scene. Find out from a Red Cross staff if they can put you up at a local hotel. If so, for how long? Find out what other services Red Cross can provide by way of clothing and food if needed. The Red Cross may be limited in how much they can help.

Contact the landlord or property manager. Find out who the insurance adjustor is for the property. If repairs need to be made before you can move back in, try to find out how long it will take the landlord to complete necessary repairs. The City will have to inspect the living space before you will be allowed to move back in. Continue reading

Condemnation! What Happens Now?

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With the rate of inspections increasing, we are seeing an increase in the number of households having to vacate their apartment units. Quite often the “code” issues were identified by the tenant prior to moving in with no written inspections in place to hold the landlord accountable. We do have simple move-in inspection forms available here in the Housing Consumer Education Center.

Mass Legal provides a great resource on the issue of condemned housing and tenant rights:

What to do when your home has been condemned

If a housing inspector finds that all or a part of the building you live in is “unfit” to live in and that repairs cannot be made while you are living in the property, the Board of Health may issue a finding that the dwelling or a portion of the dwelling is unfit for human habitation. This finding may lead to the Board of Health’s ordering that the building be condemned, that the landlord close up the property, and that the occupants vacate the portion that is unfit. If the Board of Health condemns your building, legally, you do not have to move until after a judge orders you to move. Continue reading

CTI Housing Consumer Education Center Seeking Two New Team Members

for more info, click here:

Housing Consumer Education Counselor

Division/Department:

Housing & Homeless Services- Homeless Prevention

Reports To:

Director of Homeless Prevention

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

¨      Provides assistance to clients seeking HCEC services and makes referrals to other resources when appropriate. 

¨      Assesses client needs through intake reports, which include services requested by the client, the services provided to the client, and other needs that the counselor and client determine. 

¨      Provides counseling and education to clients related to housing issues.  Continue reading

Homeless Outreach to Lowell’s Tent Cities

In late winter we detailed our outreach to the Beaver Brook homeless camp site and there is some good news to report as result of outreach done today by myself and our Veteran Specialist, Roland Cartier.

The site we visited with and did some re-housing from went from having nine individuals living there to having just three. One gentleman we engaged today is certainly motivated to re-house and is willing to allow us to assist him in this process. We are already working with another female that continues to reside in this camp. Continue reading

Employment Opportunities at Community Teamwork

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HCEC Counselor Non-Exempt Full-Time
Bookkeeper Exempt Full-Time
Bus Monitor Non-Exempt Full-Time
Child Care Center Director Exempt Full-Time
Lead Teacher Non-Exempt Full-Time
HR Generalist Exempt Full-Time
Housing Contract and Compliance Manager Exempt Full-Time
Database Administrator Exempt Full-Time
Assistant Teacher Non-Exempt Full & Part-Time
Contracts and Budget Director Exempt Full-Time
Early HeadStart Home Visitor Non-Exempt Full-Time

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Part-Time

Non-Exempt
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Merrimack Valley Regional Network Meeting Minutes 3/18/13

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March 18, 2013 – Meeting Minutes

Community Action Inc 75 Elm St Haverhill, MA

In attendance: Kristin Ross-Sitcawich (CTI), Sue Fink (City of Lawrence), Patty Bergin (CHC), Bob Gould (CAI), Melissa Glassman (Eliot CHS), Ken Link (Bedford VA), Richard Rankin (Data Remedies) Continue reading