Position: Program Development Specialist
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience
Position Open: February 1, 2012
Homes for Families is a statewide advocacy organization committed to ending family homelessness through permanent and emergency solutions. We are a collaborative of families who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates. Together we educate, organize and advocate for improved public policies to address the root causes of family homelessness with holistic and community-based solutions.
We are seeking a Program Development Specialist to initiate and manage a new training program for family shelters who are adapting to working with young parents. This position will also develop policy recommendations and best practices to assure programs effectively respond to the needs of young parents so that they may reach housing and economic stability.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills along with a human service background in the following: homeless families, young parents, case management, program management, supervision, and trauma. S/he should have a good grasp of how policies affect practice; knowledge of community resources inMassachusetts; and familiarity with strength based and holistic principles. S/he must be able to work independently, take initiative, and have a commitment to ending homelessness. The position will require proficient computer, planning and evaluation skills. An MSW candidate is preferred but work experience will be more heavily considered. This position is currently funded for one year, but an extension is possible. Benefits include health insurance and a dental benefit.