Resident Counselor III

Kensington, Maryland
May 07, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time
This position provides case management, counseling and referral services to participants in the Family Self Sufficiency program. The counselor will conduct skill assessments using software package and assist program participants with establishing long and short term goals. Provide participants with education/job training resources and job readiness skills. The counselor must have knowledge of employment-related supports so as to assist the participant with removal of financial and socio-economic barriers that may impede their ability to become self-sufficient. The counselor must be able to identify, coordinate services and monitor monthly progress towards participant self-sufficiency goals. Complete annual recertification, interim changes, rent increases and process Housing Choice Voucher Contracts. Must obtain Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self Sufficiency certification within six months of hire.

Preferred Skills:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field (MSW preferred)
  • Minimum of three years' experience in development services or case management
  • Must have the ability to relate well to people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Must possess excellent assessment, oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have good computer skills (Word & Excel)
  • Must have working knowledge of community resources
  • Must have good driving record, and own transportation is required
  • Housing Choice Voucher experience is desired
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish desired

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